Thursday, December 20, 2012

From the Kitchen: English Toffee Bars

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Drooling yet?  I don’t tend to get super excited about bar cookies, but I do have some that are pretty irresistible, and these are officially on that list. The recipe comes from mybakingaddiction.com… a great source for scrumptious recipes of all kinds.

English Toffee Bars

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1 cup pecan halves

Toffee Topping (recipes follows)

1 cup Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Chips

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350°F.

2. Combine flour and brown sugar in large bowl. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until fine crumbs form (a few large crumbs may remain). Press mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan (Note: I lined my pan with parchment paper before assembling these bars). Sprinkle pecans over crust. Prepare toffee topping; drizzle evenly over pecans and crust.

3. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until topping is bubbly and golden; remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle milk chocolate chips evenly over top; press gently onto surface. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. About 36 bars.

TOFFEE TOPPING: Combine 2/3 cup butter and 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar in small saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Continue boiling, stirring constantly, 30 seconds (Note: I cooked for about 3 minutes). Use immediately.

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Next up, Jam Bars…

1 comment:

Jess said...

Wow! This seems super easy and delicious! I will be making a batch this week, thanks for sharing!

- Jess
Sparkles and Crafts