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Toffee Bars

Toffee Bars made by pouring melted chocolate over a buttery shortbread crust.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 32
Author Cookie Madness

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

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 inch metal pan or line with non-stick foil.
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • 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.