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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ultimate Chocolate Toffee Bars

This post is sponsored by Nestlé® Toll House® Morsels, the perfect special ingredient for all of your family’s favorite treats!
So, I'm pretty sure our 3 year old has dog-like hearing.  I no longer pull the Kitchen Aid mixer out on the counter, put on the attachment and he comes running.  It's like a dog who perks up their ears in the middle of the night when all you hear is silence.
Creepy, really.
This little guy perches himself up on the counter any chance he can get, while I spend most of my time telling him to get his hands out of the dough or batter.  But, it can be so hard to say no to those gleaming blue eyes.  They get me every time.

Nestlé® asked a few food bloggers to Bake Some Love™ with their kids and I said yes please!  Knowing my kids are always underfoot anyway, this really wouldn't be any different from any other baking session.
As you can see...they have my sweet tooth. 

After thumbing through a cookbook that was recently sent to me by Steph, I came upon a bar recipe that is similar to my 7-layer bars, but had a toffee like goo (yes, I said goo), instead of the usual sweetened condensed milk goo.
Oh, and I had all of the ingredients on hand, so that sealed the deal.
When you bite into one of these bars it's has a shortbread crust and a crunchy topping.  Perfect with a cold glass of milk.  Or a date on the couch.  Or with your favorite trashy magazine.  Or....with your kiddos, who will gobble them up.
Ultimate Chocolate Toffee Bars
2 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. chopped nuts (I used almonds)
2 c. Nestlé® milk chocolate chips
3/4 c. butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a bowl combine flour, 1/2 c. brown sugar and 1/2 c. butter with a stand or electric mixer until fine crumbs form.  Press mixture firmly into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 baking pan.
Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned, remove from oven.  Sprinkle on nuts and chocolate chips.
In a small pan, melt 3/4 c. butter and 1/2 c. brown sugar over medium heat until bubbly.  Cook and stir one minute more.  Pour evenly over bars.  Bake for another 15 minutes or just until bubbly around the edges.  Cool on a wire rack, cut into bars.  Store in an airtight container.

Who wants to sink their teeth into this?  I do!  Well, I already did.  Thank god I gave a few away to a friend {who also delivered a bag of apples to me fresh from the orchard} and another friend came over that night and gobbled a few down as well.  We just cannot be trusted with these in the house!

A big thanks to the DailyBuzz Food Tastemaker program and Nestlé® Toll House®Morsels for sponsoring this post.

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  1. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)September 27, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Those look to-die-for!!! I love toffee anything.