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
CREAM the butter and brown sugar. ADD egg yolk and vanilla. MIX in salt and flour.
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.
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.
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.
Set aside and allow chocolate to SET. It helps to throw the bars in the refrigerator to assist and speed-up the setting process.
Once set, CUT the toffee bars into squares.
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.