Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Toffee Bars

 Just keeping it real folks!
I never promised that this blog was about perfection. 
So? so, we ate the bars before I could take the "perfect" picture.


here's the recipe

1/2 Cup butter
1 Cup oats
1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup flour
1/2 Cup ground almonds (optional but you really don't want to leave these out!)
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract (homemade if you have it!! blog post for another day!)
1-2 Cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan, melt 6 tablespoons of the butter. Stir in oats, brown sugar, flour and baking soda. Press firmly into 13x9 greased(or non stick spray) pan. 
Bake 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.

In medium saucepan combine remaining 2 tbsp. butter with the sweetened condensed milk. STIR ~~~ I tell you STIR and don't walk away for a second or this will scorch!! Over light to medium heat stir until this thickens a bit. (10 minutes or so?)

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and ground almonds.

Pour over crust you have removed from the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes until condensed milk is lightly browned. 

Immediately scatter chocolate chips on top, let them melt a bit and then smooth out with the back of a spoon for your chocolate top!


Tip~ you may want to cut these before they cool too much cause then you might need a bit of a sledge hammer to plow through these but they aren't too bad...I've had worse!

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