March 1, 2011

Toffee Bars

This recipe reminds me of my grandmother's toffee bars, although it's not her recipe. They're rich, chocolaty and buttery ... what more could you want in a bar?

Toffee Bars
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 large egg yolk
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 cup cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350ºF. In large bowl, stir together butter, sugar, vanilla and egg yolk until well mixed. Stir in flour and salt. Press dough into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until very lightly browned. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let them stand to melt, and then spread them evenly. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Cut bars while still warm, but cool completely prior to serving.

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