Toffee Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Toffee Bars made by pouring melted chocolate over a buttery shortbread crust.
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks (230 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar (200 grams)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour (260 grams)
  • 8 oz good quality dark or milk chocolate, chopped up (or some caramel squares)
  • 1/2 cup almonds, toasted and chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 inch metal pan or line with non-stick foil.
  2. Cream the butter, brown sugar, salt, egg yolk and vanilla. Stir in the flour. When flour is blended in, press the dough evenly into the baking pan..
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Immediately cover with chopped chocolate. When the chocolate has softened, spread it with a knife and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Let set for about 20 minutes, then score and cut. For firmer bars, score, then chill before slicing.
  4. Makes 1 13x9 inch pan.
Notes
For half batch, use half the ingredients and an 8 inch pan. Bake time should be 18-20 minutes.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at https://www.cookiemadness.net/2008/06/05/toffee-bars/