Chocolate Toffee Bars

Treat your guests to these nutty chocolate bars that are baked to perfection - an irresistible dessert.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

Crust

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened

Topping

1
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
2
eggs
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1/2
cup chopped nuts
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, mix crust ingredients until well blended. Press in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 375°F.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix 1 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, the baking powder and eggs until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Pour topping evenly over crust, spreading slightly if necessary.
  • 3 Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until deep golden brown and center is set. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

Expert Tips

Light brown sugar has less molasses and a more delicate flavor than dark brown sugar; either will work in this recipe. To resoften hardened brown sugar, seal it with an apple wedge in an airtight food-storage plastic bag for a day or two.

These bars will be a lot easier to cut and the edges will come out cleaner if you line the baking pan with foil before pressing in the crust. Use enough foil so that it extends over the edges. After baking and cooling the bars, use the foil to lift the bars out of the pan to cut.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.