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Toffee Squares

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Can we say sweet addiction? Because these sinful Toffee Squares are purely addictive!

Toffee Squares

Do you love toffee? What about chocolate? If so, you’ll go crazy for these super-easy Toffee Squares. The medley of toffee and chocolate in one melt-in-your-mouth confection is, well an extremely tempting paring that will have you wanting more!

Truth be told, before making this recipe I had never made Toffee Squares…hard to believe I know! Especially because of my passion for crunchy toffee and rich chocolate!

Over the years, I’ve admired photos and recipe variations of these exquisite squares. As a matter-of-fact, they have been on my list of “things to make” forever. But for some reason or another I never got around to trying them, that is until the other day.

Well, let me just say, there is no going back. These delectable treats are now on my “keep” list forever! Not only are they simple to make, they are so beautifully elegant. And can be served as a fabulous afternoon snack, an after dinner treat, as well, they’re perfect to bring to a cookie swap or to an office party!

These Toffee Squares have an irresistible fusion of flavors. You start with a soft brown sugared base, topped with melted milk chocolate morsels then sprinkled with toffee bits!

Toffee Squares

Toffee Squares

Crust
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour

Topping
1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup Heath Bar Toffee bits

Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.

To prepare the crust: In a large bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, add the butter and sugar and beat on medium speed until light, about 2 minutes. Then add the egg yolk, vanilla, and salt and beat until well blended. With your mixer on low-speed, gradually add the flour until just combined. Note, the dough will be stiff. Pour the dough into the pan and pat evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan.

Bake for about 22-25 minutes, or until golden brown on top.

Remove pan from the oven and chocolate chips evenly over the crust. Return to the oven for about 1 more minute, so that the chocolate melts. Remove from oven. Using a knife or offset spatula, spread the chocolate evenly over the crust. Sprinkle with the toffee bits and let cool completely on a wire rack. When cool, cut into small squares and serve.

Toffee Squares

You won’t be able to resist these Toffee Squares — so get your fix now!

Sheila

 

Recipe adapted from Epicurious

 

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