I found this great recipe off the Hershey’s website when I was trying to find ways to use up some Heath Toffee Bits last week. This sumptuous recipe is loaded down with chocolate chips and Heath English Toffee Bits. Talk about amazing! It’s also full of calories because it has a whole can of condensed milk as a layer in the recipe! In fact, you may as well prepare yourself for sugar overdose if you make a batch of these rich Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars. Rich is an understatement. Wow!
I promised one of my blog readers who is currently in Afghanistan some home baked goodies. She said she likes anything except coconut, so this was one of the batches of goodies I included in her care package which was shipped off today. The rest are bagged and in my freezer. I’m spacing out the delivery times so they don’t all arrive at once. Unless she shares these rich delights with friends she may get sick if she eats all of these superb bars at once. Hopefully, she has some kind of refrigeration/freezer accommodations — or just a bunch of people to help her sample these goodies.
These bars have a small similarity to the Magic Layer Bars of the 1970s, but they are a lot more substantial with a nice chocolate chip cookie dough layer. This layer is baked and then a layer of sweetened condensed milk is poured over top, followed by a layer of Heath Toffee Bits, some of the reserved chocolate chip cookie dough chocolate chips, and finally some more Heath Toffee Bits! Can you say O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G!!!!
Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars turned out so well. Beautiful to look at, gooey in appearance and texture, and awesome in taste. If you’re looking for a brownie-type cookie to wow your company, this is it! These are great for office parties (if they make it that far), special occasion brunches, potlucks, or for holiday baking. I’m hoping Lizzie gets her first batch in time for Easter. If you’re looking for rich and decadent, look no farther than Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars.
Wow! What can you say? This is perfection. :-)
Each bar is filled with chocolate chips, nuts, and Heath toffee bits. Oh, my!
Look at all that delicious chocolate! Are you drooling yet?
Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars have a gooey toffee layer in between the layers that’s incredibly sweet and wonderful.
These scrumptious bars are so amazing you will be hard-pressed to sneak any out of your house for parties or other social gatherings.
Here’s what I did.
Melt butter in large mixing bowl.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods.
Add brown sugar.
Stir with wooden spoon to combine.
Set aside some of the chocolate chips for later use. Add remaining chocolate chips.
Add chopped pecans.
I’ve combined all the chocolate chip cookie dough ingredients and this is what it looks like.
Reserve part of the cookie dough for topping.
Pat the remaining cookie dough ingredients into a 9×13″ baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Place in 350 oven and bake about 10 minutes to set the crust layer.
After the crust layer comes out of the oven these are the ingredients you will need in order – left to right.
Here I’ve cooked the chocolate chip cookie dough crust for 10 minutes.
Spread a can of sweetened condensed milk (NOT EVAPORATED MILK) over top of the cookie crust layer.
Smooth the sweetened condensed milk to the edges of the pan.
These are the Heath Toffee Bits you will use. Reserve 1/4 cup for final layer and set aside.
Sprinkle remaining Heath English Toffee bits over top of the sweetened condensed milk layer.
Add reserved chocolate chip cookie dough and crumble it over top of the Heath Toffee Bits layer.
Sprinkle reserved chocolate chips over top of the cookie dough layer.
The reserved chocolate chips are spread over top of the cookie dough layer. Bake at 350 about 40-45 minutes or until done. (Don’t add the reserved Heath Toffee Bits now – they are to be added once the pan has baked).
Here is what the Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars look like fresh out of the oven. You can see the toffee oozing throughout the cookie.
Here’s another look so you can see the texture and doneness.
As soon as the Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars come out of the oven sprinkle with the remaining Heath English Toffee Bits. Allow the cookies to cool completely before cutting into them.
Here’s another look at the toffee bits spread over the top.
What a wonderful Easter treat these bars would make for your family.
We love the gooey texture of this bar.
Rich, decadent, and oh, so sweet!
This close up allows you to see the texture of this recipe.
Here’s the recipe.
Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars
(Recipe adapted from Hershey’s Kitchens)
2-1/3 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, divided
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
1-1/3 cups (8 oz. pkg.) HEATH BITS ‘O BRICKLE Toffee Bits, divided
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Melt butter in large mixing bowl. Add flour, brown sugar, and egg; mix well. Stir in 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips and nuts; reserve 1-1/2 cups mixture. 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. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture and remaining 1/2 cup chips over top. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Top with reserved toffee bits. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. About 24 bars.
Are you ready to sample one of these tasty jewels?
You better share these or you will end up on sugar overload!
I’m ready to sink my teeth into one of these babies right now!
I added this picture so you could see what the tops of the Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars look like.
Come on over and taste one of these excellent Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars.