Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Recipe: Toffee Bars

Yet another recipe that is likened to in delicious and addictive.  My sister found the Eagle Brand Classic Recipes book at my Grandma's house and brought it to me.   Honestly EB milk (or the generic store brand) goes in a lot of fabulous desserts and these were no exception. 

1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (I used pecans)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter/margarine, melted and divided
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups (12oz) chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate chips)
additional chopped walnuts / pecans

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease 13x9 baking pan (or line with foil and make your life easier).  In large bowl combine oats, flour, sugar, nuts, 6 tablespoons melted butter and baking soda.  Press firmly on bottom of pan.  Bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Meanwhile, in medium saucepan over medium heat, combine 2 tablespoons butter and condensed milk.  Cook and stir until mixture thickens slightly, about 15 minutes.  Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.  Pour evenly over baked crust.  

Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.   Remove from oven; immediately sprinkle chocolate chips on top.  Let stand 1 minute; spread chips while still warm.  Garnish with chopped walnuts / pecans.  Cool completely.  Cut into bars.  Store tightly at room temperature.

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