Toffee bars

7 Dec

I hate to say it, but I have just not been in the mood to cook lately.  I’d call these the lazy man’s cookie bars. They are super fast, easy, and you only need a few ingredients- all of which I had in my pantry (except topping, so i left it out). They call these toffee bars- and maybe they are a lot more toffee-y w. the topping.  I think they are sorta more like shortbread w. a slab of chocolate on top.  I love these– and always eat way too many.

A Silver Palate Recipe
2 sticks butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts or pecans or heath bar, chopped (optional)
2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9×13 pan. Cream butter and sugar.  Add yolk and beat well.  Sift flour into bowl (first time i ever sifted- don’t know what difference that makes).  Mix.  Add vanilla. Spread into prepped pan. Bake 25 minutes (i took mine out after 20).  Sprinkle on chocolate chips.  Put back in oven for 3-4 minutes.  Take out and spread chocolate w. rubber spatula.  Add any toppings.  Wait until cool to cut.  I put them in fridge to harden the chocolate- and I think these taste better that way.


2 Responses to “Toffee bars”

  1. Anonymous December 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    These look delicious. I would appreciate a sample. You can mail the bars to:

    123 Mystery Lane
    Who Knows?, NY

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