Sunday, December 14, 2008

The sweetness of Christmas

Myohmy. What a fun filled rainy sweet treat day it was. I got to hold babies and chat with friends and eat lots of delicious goodies.Actually, I have to admit, after making sweet deliciousness for 2 days, I didn't feel like anything sugary. I'm still in shock that it happened. So instead I snacked on hot wings, fruit and celery.

While everyone loved the easiness of the pretzel hugs/kisses, it seemed like the toffee bars were the most requested recipe. I mentioned I'd share the recipe here, but now I know a few local friends want it too.

Rich Chocolate Chip Toffee BarsIngredients
2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips (12oz)
1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
1 package HEATH Bits 'O Brickle Toffee Bits (8oz)
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional-I don't do nuts)

1. Heat oven to 350F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2. Combine flour and brown sugar in large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg; mix well. Stir in 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips and nuts; set aside 1-1/2 cups mixture.

3. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over hot crust; set aside 1/4 cup toffee bits. Sprinkle remaining toffee bits over sweetened condensed milk. Sprinkled reserved crumb mixture and remaining chocolate chips over top.

4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Top with reserved toffee bits. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes about 48 bars.

recipe originally from the back of the toffee bits bag several years ago.


mommy said...

Yum, yum and yum! I can still taste those delectable little morsels melting on my tongue! Thanks for the legendary recipe and all the other treats. Can you believe that I didn't take any pictures at that party? Can you please forward yours? :) Later!

rosemary said...

Oh what a great group!!! And the calorie count would be....maybe 456,789,000?

Unknown said...

This is a very similar recipe to some cookie bars I'm familiar with. Looks good!

Shammickite said...

Oh my, these goodies look very tempting! And I had to giggle at Rosemary's calorie count.... I think she underestimated!
The group photo looks like you all had loads of fun. Very christmassy... it's the perfect time to get folks together and have a party with lots of good things to eat and drink!

Ginnie said...

I'm not very lucky this year, Mad, because I'm not around anything sweet...since I'm only here at home these days. No baking, no nothing. Maybe I'll get my stash on Christmas Day at the in-laws? :)