Chocolate Toffee Cookie Bars

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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:)

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Chocolate Toffee Cookie Bars

¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon cinnamon

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

¾ cup packed light-brown sugar

¼ cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon almond extract

4 packages (1.4 ounces each) Heath bars, chopped

¾ 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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Those look so incredibly good. I love toffee stuff. Another one for my to-make list (which seems like your entire blog is on that list).

  2. Maria you caught me at toffee and reeled me in when I read these were like blondies but better. Could it be better? Guess I’ll have to make these and find out! Thanks for sharing the recipe and Hey, the vanilla giveaway!!

  3. Thanks for stopping by My Kitchen. I adore Mexican Vanilla. Once, years ago, I asked my sister to bring back some on her trip. She returned with a huge (and I mean huge) glass bottle. What a treat. It has such a different flavor. Once you try it you’ll never go back to the store kind of vanilla. Thanks so much for giving us a good source for it.

    I love the name of your blog. My husband and I cook together also.

  4. Love, love, love the site. Good vanilla is soooo hard to find. I’m on my way to the website to check it out. Thanks for the info on the vanilla.

  5. I’ve used Mexican vanilla before, and it is delicious! Those cookie bars look so yummy, I want to eat one right now! I guess I’ll have to go make some first…Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Those toffee bars sound amazing! Growing up, there was a DQ near our temple- I think a lot of kids have memories of Blizzards with their Dads. So fun!

  7. Ok, I have a secret to tell. I love you guy’s blog. I am addicted ever since you left the address on our computer. Yeah, it’s true. I am always making your food. Jess and i love the healthy fruit muffins and black bean soup.

    I love good prue vanilla. I would just love to get the discount; however, when we were in Mexico we stocked up on mexican vanilla. We have three 20 oz bottles. Thanks, we love the food.

  8. Mmmm… vanilla extract. Must.have.vanilla. Gimme. I hope I win 😉

  9. I haven’t tried the 5 minute artisan yet, I so need too. I think I only have the book for one more week and I’ve got to take it back to the library.

  10. These bars look like a dream come true. I, too, have a deep-seated affection for toffee. I love it in all forms, but these bars look over-the-top. How delicious!

  11. Hiding chocolate bars in the freezer is a great idea! I’ll have to remember that!

  12. I made these today. My husband loves toffee and neither of us were disappointed in them!
    I am making them again for a weekend camping trip with friends. I know everyone will love them.

  13. I am at work right now but I will be going to the store to pick up a couple things for this recipe today and these will get made tonight. They look delicious and I love Heath Bars, so that’s a bonus!!!

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