Bake or Break Recipes

Toffee Nut Squares

December 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Recipe from Great Cookies. Read and see more at Bake or Break.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, slightly firm
  • 2 cups lightly packed brown sugar (very fresh!)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons finely chopped nuts, divided
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. Butter a 10 1/2″x 15 1/2″x 1″ jelly roll pan.

Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter until light. Add brown sugar gradually (about 1/4 cup at a time). Beat until light in color. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and beat after each addition. Mix in vanilla.

Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add flour mixture. Mix just until incorporated. Stir in 1 cup chopped nuts and chocolate chips.

Spread batter in pan. Smooth top with an offset spatula. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons (or more, if you’d like) nuts on top of batter.

Bake 16-18 minutes, or until sides are lightly browned. Do not over-bake. A wooden pick inserted in the center should come out with moist crumbs.

Cool on wire rack for 1 hour before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container for 5 days. Bars may also be frozen.

Makes about 5 dozen bars.

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