Monday, March 23, 2015

Toffee Squares

Layers of yummy goodness make up this perfect bar.



I saw this recipe a while back on Eat, Live, Run and knew I needed them in my life.  I actually  made these bars months ago and now I'm thinking I need these in my life again. And so do you!

It starts with a thick shortbread cookie and then there is a rich layer of dark chocolate (the best kind of chocolate, right?) These are finished off with some crunchy toasted nuts...perfection!

My Sweet Girl is turning 12 next weekend (crazy!)  I think that may be the excuse I'm looking for to make these again. I think her and her friends would love these.

This little munchkin.....



Is now this sweet girl....


recipe from Eat, Live, Run
Ingredients:
1 cup of unsalted butter at room temp.
1 cup of dark brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 ounces, semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped and toasted nuts (walnuts or pecans)

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and coat with cooking spray or butter a 10x13 pan.  
Cream together the butter and sugar, add the vanilla and egg yolk and combine well.
In a separate bowl mix together the flour and the salt and then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.  Blend together until a soft dough forms.
Spread this dough into the pan and prick all over with a fork.  
Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.  
This is where I veered off the original recipe a tiny bit.  I then sprinkled the chips over the top of the dough and allowed it to melt, I spread the chocolate over the top of the bars. Sprinkle the toasted nuts on top of the chocolate. Place the bars in the fridge for about an hour allowing the chocolate to set.
Cut into bars and enjoy!!


Other bar recipes
Rocky Road Bars


Peanut Butter S'more Bars


Peach Oatmeal Bars


PB & J Bars


One year ago today I made Baked Plantain Chips

Two years ago I made Coconut Milk Chicken

Three years ago I made Slow Cooker Char Sui Pork

Four years ago I made Chicken Mole

Linking up to these happening parties!

7 comments:

  1. What a yummy cake!! I'm planning to bake next weekend <3 Omomomomo!!

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  2. I'm literally obsessed with every thing in that recipe. I can't wait to make this!

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  3. Oh wow, these sound awesome - love that combination of flavors + textures. And how lovely your daughter is! She was an adorable little baby + now looks like a lovely young lady. Happy birthday to her!

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  4. What a great recipe!! Toffee and shortbread... pretty much two of my favorite things right there!! Happy birthday to your daughter!!

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  5. Aww happy birthday to your daughter! And YESS I think these bars are perfect for celebrating!

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  6. This is right up my alley! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  7. Hi Danielle,
    We would just love your Toffee Squares, they look awesome. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a very special weekend!
    Miz Helen

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