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

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. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!!

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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! 🙂

  14. 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..

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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!!

  18. 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 🙂

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

  20. Wow those toffee cookie bars look so yummy delicious.
    Wish i had that plate with all the goodness in the world next to me, alas i can just sit and drool here.

  21. I think the closest thing we have to a heath Bar here in Canada would be a Skor…and they are so good!!!! I would loove to make these bars and the vanilla would be a great addition!!

  22. The bars look really good, and I’m intrigued by the vanilla!

    I’ve never heard that Mexico is the “birthplace of vanilla”. I’d like to be added to the list for the giveaway too please! 🙂

  23. Woohooo! Those bars look magnificent! I need some . . . NOW! I love Mexican vanilla. It's amazing what a wonderful change it brings to food compared to "vanilla flavoring". So please pick me! :^>

  24. Oh Maria. You are killing me with your delicious recipes, day in and day out. What do I make first? How do I stop myself from eating too many? Oh well, these are good problems to have 🙂 These bars are talking to me as well. I cannot wait to make them!

  25. I will definitely be making these bars very soon…they look delicious!
    I do love Mexican vanilla and I haven’t had any in quite some time. I’d love to win of bottle of this!

  26. I’m afraid I would eat more than my fair share of these. I better make them and find out:) AND I want the vanilla!!:)

  27. I would love to have that vanilla for my baking adventures. Those bars are awesome! Chocolate and toffee go together so well!

  28. i love mexican vanilla. I’ve never tried this company’s… and now I simply MUST! THese bars look delicious by the way!

  29. mmmm… those look so good. I will for sure have to try them out. I WISH I didn’t have such a bad sweet tooth! Another giveaway? Hooray!!!

  30. Those bars look like they would be really tasty! I enjoy toffee with chocolate and every year at Christmas I make toffee sandwich cookies with dark chocolate filling. Mmmmm.

  31. My mother loves (loves!!!!) Heath bars and I’m going to be home next week so I will definitely make these for her. Thanks for the coupon code. It’d be great to win but I think that I’ll head over and use my 10% right now. I’m a weirdo about my baking vanilla (I usually use Penzeys but I love to try new things) and I can’t wait to try this out.

  32. Oh lordy, these Chocolate Toffee Cookie Bars just look soooooo delicious!!

    Btw you have an award waiting for you over at my blog.


  33. mmmmm…. toffee. And then you mentioned blondies, and now I can’t decide which one I want more! And please, please, please choose me Random Winner Chooser. I have been wanting to buy that vanilla for a long time, but can’t justify spending that much on vanilla.

  34. I love it – you hide the bars in the freezer, so you won’t be tempted, but you know where they are anyways!

    I would love to try some new vanilla!

  35. I just can’t get on the toffee bandwagon, but I love me some Mexican vanilla! I still have a bottle that my aunt brought back from a trip to Jamaica/Cancún that I love… I’ll be sad when it runs out!


  36. Heath bars are from the gods, I believe and work heavenly in most desserts. these bars look fantastic! I have yet to try the vanilla, but am always looking for a good brand to try out.

  37. Oh Maria, I love toffee in just about anything! I’d love to be able to try a better vanilla extract than what I am able to here.

  38. Your fabulous cookies and bars are seriously hurting my half marathon training. They are so good and my husband loves them too. Question-how are you getting so many companies to donate for your giveaways? I am truly impressed.

  39. Wow! I am now drooling. I love that you are so healthy and still make the best treats!! Everything in moderation right! Note to self…buy tons of heath bars!

  40. I love toffee. I used to by Callard and Bowser toffee all the time. It is no more now. SO sad. THen I also love Heath and Skor bars. YUM.

    I had not heard of that vanilla until now. I love the packaging. I am crossing my fingers to win!

  41. YUMMMMMM!!!!!!!! I don’t even know how you can stock up on Heath bars… they’re so delicious I tend to munch on them until they’re gone. Those bars look sinfully delicious!

  42. I was just craving brownies, but now I want some of these more! I use that vanilla quite often and I love it!

  43. those look FAB!
    If i see one more chocolate related blog i think i might jsut run to the grocery store.

  44. I will definitely make these bars because we LOVE heath in this house…whenever that’s an ingredient I know it will be a hit!

    I bought a huge bottle of Mexican vanilla when I was in Cancun on our honeymoon and ran out a few months ago…it was a sad day 🙁

  45. I absolutely love Heath bars. I’ve used them as a topping with whipped cream on brownies. Yours look so good. I have to give this a try!

  46. Your chocolate toffee cookie bars look amazing. I have never tried that brand of Mexican vanilla. Thanks so much for getting a discount for your readers.

  47. Yum. I love to bake/eat. Here’s a little hint with toffee bars. To easily chop them, freeze them then put them in a zip-loc bag. Then take your handy dandy rolling pin and whack at the bars in the bag.
    Easily chopped bars + very little effort=more time to eat the yummies.

  48. It's 6am & I have never craved anything sweet this early, but those bars are singing to me. Look at that plating. The pic with the ice-cream on them is ceratin dessert nirvana…SLURP!!

  49. Those look SO good! I love the smell of vanilla, and would love to try a new brand. Also, I am going to google coumarin, because I have never heard of it. I always learn something new here. Thanks!

  50. Oh my word those look good. Note to self add heath bars to the grocery list. I’ve made my own vanilla before never tried the mexican vanilla. Would love to win it.

  51. Boy people really love their givaways dont they!

    I can taste these in my mouth, yes i can!! And now it is added to my never ending compilation of desserts i have must make!!

  52. Those look insanely delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Heath bar in Canada, though!! I’ll have to look extra carefully next time 🙂

  53. I love brownies and and brownie type bars – the vanilla sounds wonderful! I don’t think we have that in Canada.

  54. What a great giveaway! My love of sweets has also grown over the years. WHo knows what I’ll be like 15 years from now!

  55. I just had a brownie with heath bits scattered on top- yum!

    Mexican Vanilla is the only vanilla I will use. It is so unlike any ohter i have tried. It’s what my grandmother used and it’s all I use. And it smells so good too!

  56. And who doesn’t have a deep love for toffee?! I know I would have a deep love for these toffee bars as well! Lovely giveaway! Thanks!

  57. i love toffee, and i got hooked on the heath blizzard as a kid too. somewhere along the line i finally was able to finish a whole one and i haven’t looked back. 🙂
    and clearly, those bars are luscious.

  58. I’m a toffee addict too. Seriously. I never think to stock up on Heath bars when on sale though- brilliant!

    Fun giveaway for those of us who bake a lot!

  59. First of all, I must commend you for resisting eating heath bars. I find that virtually impossible 🙂

    The toffee bars look extremely delicious!

  60. Oh my! I am a toffee lover too, and these look sinfully yummy, especially with ice cream! Can’t wait to try them.

    Thanks for the fun giveaway, Mexican vanilla is awesome!

  61. 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).

  62. 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!!

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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!

  66. 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!

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. 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!

  70. 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.

  71. 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!!!