Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mom’s Toffee Bars

Here’s a recipe for Toffee Bars that my mom makes. It’s a pretty easy recipe with simple ingredients, so give it a try!


  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 6 Hershey bars

my recipe book ingredients

CREAM the butter and brown sugar. ADD egg yolk and vanilla. MIX in salt and flour.

creamed butter and sugar finished toffee dough

SPREAD toffee bar dough onto a sheet pan. I lightly greased mine with a little butter cooking spray. Be sure to spread dough completely to all sheet pan edges.

dough spread into the sheet pan

BAKE at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (after 12 minutes I take the toffee bars out of the oven and cover the edges with foil to prevent burnt edges, and then put them back in the oven for the remaining 8 minutes). Baked toffee bars should be lightly browned when pulled from the oven.

foil to protect edges from burning toffee bars from the oven

TOP hot-from-the-oven toffee bars with bars of chocolate (6 Hershey bars will easily cover the toffee bars with a nice layer of chocolate, but in this case I used only 4 and it was plenty of enough chocolate to cover). Let the chocolate bars sit for just a few minutes to allow them to SOFTEN to a spreadable form. SPREAD melted chocolate with a knife to cover the toffee bars.

chocolate on warm toffee bars chocolate melted and ready to spread

Set aside and allow chocolate to SET. It helps to throw the bars in the refrigerator to assist and speed-up the setting process.

chocolate spread and ready to set set and ready to be cut into squares

Once set, CUT the toffee bars into squares.

finished toffee bars


In my opinion, these bars are more a toffee shortbread consistency than a toffee-toffee. But they are super yummy and easy to make cookies that I recommend you give a try.

For fun with kids, you could even decorate the top with sprinkles and candies and things (before the warm chocolate sets of course).

UPDATE: The sheet pan I use for this recipe is approximately 10 1/2 x 15.

Credit: Recipe from my mom. All photos taken by me. Toffee bars pictured were baked by me as well.


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