Toffee sounded delicious, so I decided to make these bars. They were relatively easy to put together and cooked quickly. The only thing is they take a LONG time to cool completely, and because of the ingredients, you really need to let them cool before you try to cut or serve them.
All in all a great little recipe – will be making these again! Next time I’ll include more of the dough on the bottom layer and reserve slightly less for on top…I felt my lower layer was a bit thin in places.
Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars
2 1/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, soft
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional) – I omitted this time
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 package toffee bits, divided
– Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9X13-inch pan with aluminum foil and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.
– In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and brown sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or fork until the mixture is crumbly. Add eggs and mix well with a wooden spoon or your hands. Mix in 1 1/2 cups of the chocolate chips and the 1 cup nuts, if using. The mixture will be fairly stiff, so again, you may need to use your hands to get everything combined.
– Set aside 1 1/2 cups of the dough. Press the remaining dough into the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the crust. Top with all but 1/4 of the toffee bits. Pinch pieces of the reserved dough and scatter over the top. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Bake for 25-30 more minutes until golden brown. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup toffee bits on top. Cool completely before cutting or serving.