Whatcha Makin' Now?: Toffee Crunch Cookie Bars


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Toffee Crunch Cookie Bars

Toffee Crunch Cookie Bars

It's April Fool's Day! I always warn my husband of this day; he can be a little gullible. What pranks have you pulled off today or in previous years? I don't think I've ever really gotten someone good. Maybe today is the day...we shall see.

Let's get to these bars. They are a must make. I found this recipe in my grandma's recipe box. Any recipe that starts with a cup of shortening and a cup of brown sugar has to be good. Right? The recipe called for nuts instead of Heath candy bars, but that didn't seem right. I think adding Heath was the only way to go. Sorry Gram.

Toffee Crunch Cookie Bars

Toffee Crunch Cookie Bars

Toffee Crunch Cookie Bars

Toffee Crunch Cookie Bars

This is a perfect recipe for a pot luck or party; the dough comes together quickly and you simply sprinkle the freshly baked bars with chocolate chips so they melt quickly.  

Toffee Crunch Cookie Bars

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 regular sized Heath candy bars, crushed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 x 12 pan and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually add in the flour mixture and mix until combined.

Dump dough into prepared pan and press down evenly in the pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips over baked bars. Allow chips to melt 1-2 minutes before using a spatula/spreader to smooth the chocolate so it covers the bars completely.

Allow bars to cool for 10-15 minutes and then sprinkle with crushed Heath candy bars. Allow bars to cool before cutting into small squares to serve.

Makes 32, 2 inch bars. Store in an airtight container.

Source: My Grandma's Recipe Box

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