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Christmas Toffee Bars

These bars sandwich the nutty, buttery flavor of toffee between rich chocolate and a wafer crust.

Christmas Toffee Bars

A sweet cousin to toffee candy, Toffee Bars will always be rich and wonderful. … I make these every year for Christmas because they're super easy
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chill4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate Toffee, Christmas Toffee, Cookie Bars, homemade toffee, toffee bars, toffee cookies
Servings: 1 – 9 inch Pan

Ingredients

THE CRUST

  • 2 cups Vanilla wafer cookies, crushed
  • ¼ cup Packed brown sugar
  • cup Unsalted butter, melted

THE FILLING

  • 1 Stick unsalted butter
  • ½ cup Packed brown sugar

THE TOPPING

  • 1 cup Semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup Chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, or almonds), toasted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°; butter a 9×13-inch glass baking dish.
  • Crush vanilla wafers in resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin. Combine crushed cookies with 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter in a bowl.
  • Press mixture into prepared baking dish, using a measuring cup to tamp down crust. Bake for 8 minutes, or just until set.
  • Melt 1 stick butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar together in a saucepan, stirring to blend. Bring mixture to a boil and boil 1 minute without stirring.
  • Immediately pour mixture over hot crust, then return pan to oven. Bake bars an additional 10 minutes, remove, and cool for 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over toffee and let stand until chips are glossy, about 5 minutes. Spread chocolate using an offset spatula, then sprinkle nuts on top of bars. Cool bars completely.
  • Remove toffee from pan. To break toffee into pieces, insert tip of a paring knife into toffee and twist until pieces break.

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Written by Lisa Yarde

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