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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Chewy Toffee Bars

 I don't bake much but I just love bars or slices, besides it's something I can actually bake. I saw this one from Jamie Deen, and I just had to try it. I used Heath Bar pieces that I had pick up and have not  used yet, and some chocolate chips instead of just the toffee pieces. I didn't use as much brown sugar as it called for...and I used a lot less pecans just because I don't like too many...or any nuts in my bars.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2  cups light brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup pecans (the recipe calls for 3/4 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Heath milk chocolate toffee bits
Method:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan and stir in the brown sugar until melted together. Let cool for 5 minutes. ( I cooled a little bit longer so the chocolate won't melt so much)

While the mixture is cooling, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

Toast the pecans in "tiny" skillet over medium heat. Remove to a plate once toasted.

Stir in the eggs, one at a time, and vanilla extract into the cooled sugar and butter mixture. Add the dry ingredients into the saucepan until combined. Fold in the toffee and chopped pecans; the batter will be very thick.

Spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before slicing into squares.