Sweet Tooth Friday: Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on February 17, 2011

It’s Sweet Tooth Friday. Have you posted a sweet-inspired recipe this week? Link it up below.

What is there to say about this recipe, but yum? I mean seriously, toffee, chocolate, in a bar? Have I said yum yet?

Now, at first look, this recipe sounds complicated. Because there are multiple layers to this thing. Like six layers all together. But it’s really not that hard. I promise. And I would never lie to you, now would I?

Okay, okay, maybe I would tell you that I love your scarf when really I don’t. But lie to you about food? Never.

To prove my point, here’s a little step by step picture guide. Are you drooling yet?

You just mix, mash and cut flour, sugar and butter until lovely coarse crumbs form. Dump in those chocolate chips!

Mix, Mash and Cut

Press, smooth and bake.

Press, smooth and bake

Pour evenly.

Pour

Sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle…

Sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle

Bake until the center is set and the edges are golden. Sprinkle one last time. That’s it. All done!

Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars

See? Easy. I told you.

There’s no way to describe these bars other than sinfully creamy. Which is a funny way to describe a bar. But they are. That little sweetened condensed milk goes a long, long way.

Yes, I’m drooling. But that’s pretty normal around my house.

Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars

Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars

  • 2-1/3 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-3/4 cup (10 oz) toffee bits

Heat oven to 350º. Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour and brown sugar. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs {a fork works best for cutting}. Add the slightly beaten egg and mix well.  Stir in 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips. Set aside 1-1/2 cups of the mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk evenly over the hot crust and top with 1-1/2 cups toffee bits. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture and remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips over the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the edges start to lightly brown and the center is set.

Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup toffee bits over the bars. Cool completely and cut.

Ready to link up with Sweet Tooth Friday? I only have a few rules:

  1. Link directly to your post, not to the main page of your blog.
  2. Link back to my blog an/or include the Sweet Tooth Friday button.
  3. Visit a few of the other blogs. Spread the sweet-love!

Sweet Tooth Friday

This post is proudly linked up to Mouthwatering Mondays, Tuesdays and the Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, It’s a Blog Party, My Sweet and Savory, What’s Cooking Wednesday, Ultimate Recipe Swap, It’s a Keeper Thursdays, Foodie Friday, Grocery Cart Challenge, Friday Firsts, Food on Fridays, I’m Loving It, Sweets for a Saturday.

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1 Melissa K February 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm

They looks so delicious, yet so easy!

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2 Jana @ An Attitude Adjustment February 17, 2011 at 10:01 pm

These sound wonderful! I love chocolate chips and toffee. And I still make those pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Hey, it’s still cold, so pumpkin works! I have to cut back, though, so might not be able to make these this time around. (I still have cupcakes and chocolates from V-day.)

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3 Allison February 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm

There’s never a wrong time of the year for pumpkin cookies! I’m glad you are stilling enjoying them.

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4 Pat February 17, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Hmmmm, these look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing ~ I know my grands will love these. I appreciate your stopping by and reminding me about this event!

Pat

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5 Ann Kroeker February 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Whoa…I wish I’d seen this a few hours ago. Except…shoot, I don’t have toffee. I will before tomorrow!

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6 Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies February 17, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Yum, those bars sound amazingly good. I think I’d really enjoy these. I’m all linked up.

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7 Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead February 18, 2011 at 2:40 am

Yum! Thanks for sharing this and for the linky.
Just wanted to mention that your green link in the post above to Sweet Tooth Friday goes to a gnarly 404 error ;)

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8 Liz@HoosierHomemade February 18, 2011 at 6:44 am

Yum! I bet my boys would love those! Thanks for hosting!
~Liz

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9 Miz Helen February 18, 2011 at 6:51 am

I love the combination of toffee and chocolate. Looks like you have a great cookie. Thank you for sharing and hosting today. I brought you my Surprise Bundt Cake for you and your readers to enjoy. Hope you have a great week end!

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10 Lisa February 18, 2011 at 9:33 am

I just made these last night and they are oh so yummy. I can’t believe how easy they are and taste delicious! Your site is great :)

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11 Allison February 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm

They are easy aren’t they? The recipe sound intimidating because of the different layers, but it really isn’t difficult.

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12 Sugar Mama February 18, 2011 at 9:36 am

What I love about these bars is that I usually always have those ingredients on hand. Perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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13 Allison February 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Yay! I hope that you like them.

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14 30ish Mama February 18, 2011 at 10:34 am

Looks and sounds absolutely mouth watering!

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15 Angela February 18, 2011 at 10:57 am

Thanks for inviting me over here. Your blog is DELICIOUS! My heavens, this recipes sounds and looks DIVINE!!!!

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16 ButterYum February 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Hi There – thanks so much for inviting me to join your blog party. I love your post – it’s a great tutorial with excellent photos!!

Hope you have a great weekend.
ButterYum

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17 amelia February 18, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I love toffee…these look delicious!! What a great party, thanks for the invite!

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18 Maggie February 18, 2011 at 3:15 pm

OMG! I have got to try these now! Like right now! Thanks for inviting me! I can’t wait to go and see all the other entries. Good thing I have on my lounge pants. No telling how big my butt will be when I am done!

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19 Concetta's Cafe February 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! I would love to link up to your Sweet Tooth Friday – we are on the road traveling to Vermont right now – but I will when we reach our destination. Your blog looks wonderful!
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Concetta

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20 Jessica February 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I am seriously making this tomorrow. I have everything I need and I love my cookies so this is right up my alley. Although I might eat the whole pan! Just linked up my cranberry chocolate cupcakes. Sorry I am late- haven’t been at the house since this morning! Love ya
jessica

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21 Allison February 19, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I hope you do make them! Let me know how they turn out.

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22 Mo'Betta February 19, 2011 at 11:55 am

Thanks for the linky info, a little late, but I linked up :) I don’t know if I’m happy or sad that I have all the ingredients to make these bars…they look sooo good, but I know I’ll eat waaayyy to much of them (I have no will power!)

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23 Allison February 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I’m glad you linked up. The linky is live all next week, and I’ll keep on promoting it!

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24 Shirley February 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Thanks for the linky invite. I’m new to this whole thing, but I like the idea. The toffee bars look so good, and so easy!

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25 Ann February 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm

These look terrific, Allison. I love brownie bars.

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26 Tawny @ The Year of The Cookie February 19, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I love chocolate chip cookies, and I love toffee bars. This sounds incredible.

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27 Victoria @ Mission: Food February 20, 2011 at 10:35 am

I just linked up! Thanks for the invite :) Nice blog!

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28 Meg Luby February 21, 2011 at 4:38 pm

love this, yummmm! glad to have found your blog!
-meg
@ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com
@ http://www.myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

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29 Felicia February 22, 2011 at 8:13 am

These sound amazing!! Thanks for the link as well.

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Bad, very bad!! LOL! :) Look away!!

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