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Chocolate Toffee Cookie Bars

Chocolate Toffee Cookie Bars

I have a deep love for toffee. I think my love obsession started when I was a young girl. My dad used to take us to Dairy Queen for ice cream treats. I would always order the Heath blizzard, same as my dad. My love for toffee hasn’t weakened, it has only gotten stronger.

Whenever Heath bars are on sale, we stock up. I keep them in the freezer so they aren’t haunting me every time I walk into the kitchen. They are hidden. Yes, I know they are there and sometimes they talk to me…they beg to be eaten, but I do my best to ignore them. But this time I gave in.

I made Chocolate Toffee Cookie Bars. The bars are loaded with chopped up Heath bars and chocolate chunks. The texture is similar to a blondie, but much better. The toffee chunks melt in with the chocolate, but they still have a nice crunch.

I was a little worried when the bars were baking because they got “bubbly.” But don’t worry, that is just all of the toffee melting and oozing through the bars. If you are a toffee fan like me, make these now. They are insanely good! The bars are soft and chewy, but you get a nice crunch from the toffee too. They are rich, so beware. I am glad Joshua loved these because he ate more than his fair share…better him than me:)

Now for another fun giveaway! Have you heard of Blue Cattle Truck Trading Co.Mexican Vanilla? If you haven’t, you are missing out!

As seen on the Martha Stewart Cupcake Show – Blue Cattle Truck Trading Co. authentic Mexican Vanilla is produced by the Canosa family in the South of Mexico, the birthplace of vanilla. Grandfather Jose Canosa established his award winning Vanilla company in 1917 after fleeing his native country Spain during World War I. Registered with the FDA and coumarin free, you will never want to use anything else. It’s rich, smooth taste is simply unrivaled. No other type of vanilla can compare to Mexican vanilla. And this Mexican Vanilla is bottled in Utah, yahoo for local companies:)

For a chance to win a 8.4 oz. bottle of vanilla, please comment on this post, you have until Wed. at 12:00 a.m. (MST). We will announce the winner on Thursday morning. So comment away, I know you will want this vanilla for your baking adventures.

They are also giving our readers a 10% discount on all orders, so hurry to their website and order some vanilla today. The coupon code is TwoPeas (no space.) Just enter it in when you are ready to check out!! Thanks again to Blue Cattle Truck Mexian Vanilla. We love your products!



Chocolate Toffee Cookie Bars

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

4 packages (1.4 ounces each) Heath bars, chopped

3/4 cup chopped chocolate (I used semi-sweet, you can use chocolate chips if you wish)

1. Heat oven to 350°. Spray a 8 by 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2. In medium-sized bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. In another medium-sized bowl, mix together melted butter and both sugars with a wooden spoon. Mix in egg and vanilla and almond extracts until blended. Add in flour mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in Heath bar pieces, and chocolate; batter will be dense. Scrape into baking pan, spreading evenly.
3. Bake 25 minutes or until set. Ours baked for longer, maybe 30 minutes. Just watch them! They will look weird and bubble up, that is ok:) Transfer pan to a cooling rack; let cool for 30 minutes, then cut into bars.

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149 Responses to “Chocolate Toffee Cookie Bars”

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    Erica — March 3, 2009 @ 6:07 am

    OK- it is 8 am and I want one of those bars with ice cream please. I love toffee- so good on froyo! This vanilla sounds great- I usually buy the plain old store vanilla but I know that quality does matter and I’d love to give a more upscale vanilla a try!

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    April — March 3, 2009 @ 6:09 am

    Oh yum! These bars look fantastic! I haven’t heard of this vanilla before, I am going to check them out!

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    lesley — March 3, 2009 @ 6:12 am

    First off, those toffe bars look SO good. It’s 7 a.m. here and I’ll take one, too! ; )

    (I’m a big fan of heath bars myself, too :s)

    That vanilla sounds really neat! Yay for giveways : )

    Hope your Tuesday is great!

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    Balance, Joy and Delicias! — March 3, 2009 @ 6:25 am

    those bars are making my mouse watery!!!

    And please, i want to try that vanilla!

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    Sabrina — March 3, 2009 @ 6:25 am

    Oh I heart Heath bars too!! Your bars look wonderful and that vanilla looks good too! :)

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    Marthe — March 3, 2009 @ 6:27 am

    Yum…. these look amazing!!! Love the giveaway!!!

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    Kristen616 — March 3, 2009 @ 6:38 am

    Oh wow those toffee bars look so chocolaty and rich – A perfect combo. in my book! And the vanilla sounds wonderful! I’ve never tried “upscale” vanilla before but would obviously love to!

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    Allie — March 3, 2009 @ 6:50 am

    These sound fantastic! Can’t go wrong when you combine chocolate and Heath bars. :)

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    ♥Rosie♥ — March 3, 2009 @ 6:53 am

    Here it's lunch time and my stomach is craving for one of those toffee bars, they look sensational!!! The vanilla sounds wonderful and I've not heard of this one before.

    ….> off to print out this recipe

    Rosie x

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    EAT! — March 3, 2009 @ 6:56 am

    I am such a fan of Mexican vanilla. I received a bottle as a gift and what a difference it made in my baking.

    Pick me! Pick me!

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    Netts Nook — March 3, 2009 @ 7:04 am

    Maria— Oh they look so good can’t wait to try I love heath bars are my favorite. Mexican vanilla is the only way to go if I even know I am going close to Mexico I bug VANILLA love it no comparison.

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    5 Star Foodie — March 3, 2009 @ 7:06 am

    Yum! Those cookie bars look fantastic!

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    Mrs G — March 3, 2009 @ 7:08 am

    This is my first response to a blog, though I’ve been reading them for some time. I couldn’t resist that vanilla, my favourite store cupboard ingredient!

    I’m UK based, but will happily pay postage if I’m the lucky one!

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    Spryte — March 3, 2009 @ 7:11 am

    Those look great!! My family will love them!!

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    Elle — March 3, 2009 @ 7:15 am

    I totally want a Heath Bar Blizzard now! Topped with one of those bars…yeah, that would hit the spot.

    Never heard of that vanilla but it sounds wonderful!

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    Melissa — March 3, 2009 @ 7:15 am

    I would love to try that vanilla. Right now all I have is Walmart’s version…lol I bet a fancy vanilla would my baking so much better!

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    Sara — March 3, 2009 @ 7:16 am

    I love toffee and I love vanilla!

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    SandyM204 — March 3, 2009 @ 7:20 am

    I just gained 5 pounds thinking about these bars. The vanilla sounds great.

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    Misty — March 3, 2009 @ 7:22 am

    They need to invent smell-o-vision for the internet. those look awesome!!

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    Jinxy — March 3, 2009 @ 7:23 am

    Those bars look super yummy.

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    Maria — March 3, 2009 @ 7:24 am

    Thanks everyone! The bars are out of this world delicious:) We are giving one bottle of vanilla away, but don’t forget everyone can use TwoPeas for a 10% discount!!

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    Carolyn G — March 3, 2009 @ 7:26 am

    SOme people don’t realize that good vanilla can make a difference in the quality of the food you make. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Nosferatuia — March 3, 2009 @ 7:28 am

    Yea! Vanilla. Those bars look sooooo good…

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    sugarlens — March 3, 2009 @ 7:28 am

    Oh my! My husband would love something like this! He’s a total choco-holic.

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    Bunny — March 3, 2009 @ 7:41 am

    I love chocolate and toffee these look so good!

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    Barbara Bakes — March 3, 2009 @ 7:42 am

    I’m a toffee lover too! The bars look amazing! I don’t know how I missed hearing about this vanilla, especially since they make it right here in Utah! I definitely want to try some.

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    stephchows — March 3, 2009 @ 7:42 am

    These are making me drool on my keyboard, WOW they look good! And I bet that vanilla is fantastic, I’ll go check them out! :)

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    Julie — March 3, 2009 @ 7:44 am

    I would love to try that vanilla

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    Sophie — March 3, 2009 @ 7:45 am

    I haven’t had toffee in the longest time, these have my name on them…so does that vanilla :D!

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    Dragonlady — March 3, 2009 @ 7:47 am

    Ohhhh, Those bars look so tempting and yummy…I buy the cheap vanilla but I do buy pure extract instead of imatition….I see that a lot of cooks prefer the Mexican vanilla….I would love to be able to try it..Thanks for a chance to win a bottle..
    Brenda

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    Margaret — March 3, 2009 @ 7:48 am

    I’m running out of vanilla, and I’m hungry. This post is perfect!

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    aubrie — March 3, 2009 @ 7:52 am

    Yum! I love Heath Bars, too. I like to throw them in chocolate chip cookies with some dark chocolate chunks and toasted walnuts. I've been wanting to try that vanilla, and with the 10% off I'm definitely going to have to get some. Thanks Maria & Josh!

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    Nancy — March 3, 2009 @ 7:52 am

    Oooh some gourmet vanilla sounds great, I have to admit I usually just buy the cheap stuff. But my bottle only has a few drops left. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Katie @ goodLife {eats} — March 3, 2009 @ 8:06 am

    YUM! The vanilla sounds great, I’d love to try it.

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    Amy — March 3, 2009 @ 8:10 am

    Oooh. I would love some of that vanilla! I haven’t had good vanilla in quite a while.

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    Amy Beatty — March 3, 2009 @ 8:17 am

    These sounds sooo stinking good!!! I love everything about them. I would never be able to pass these up: chocolate, toffee, or Cookies bars!!!! What a most excellent combo! Oh and sweet smelly vanilla- how we love you!!! My honey loves to bake. We always get ours from Costco. Would love to try something fancy!!

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    Mel — March 3, 2009 @ 8:21 am

    My these toffee bars look amazing! DH loves toffee! I came on the site to get the muffin recipe for breakfast this morning and am now going to go to the store this morning for some Heath bars! My waistline does not thank you :)

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    Gaengy — March 3, 2009 @ 8:24 am

    Love love love this give away! I love Mexican vanilla and would love to win! Thanks!

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    Anne B. — March 3, 2009 @ 8:25 am

    Yummy! This looks incredibly good – can’t wait to make it!

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    Heather — March 3, 2009 @ 8:28 am

    i’ve never been much of a toffee person, but this has even me drooling! and that vanilla sounds lovely :)

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