Monday, May 11, 2009

Toffee Bars

Holey Moley these are yummy! I have an entire pan of these babies setting right in front of me now. Wouldn't you like to be visiting me today? I found this recipe in the newest version of Simple and Delicious magazine by Taste of Home. It's by far my favorite magazine and where I get a lot of new recipes. I received this issue several weeks ago and I think it's the best issue they've had in several months. I usually like the summer issues better than the winter ones for some reason. I found at least a dozen recipes I want to make. I picked 4 recipes to make this week. I've already made two. Keep your eyes peeled for the turkey wraps I made a few nights ago... they were awesome too. These toffee bars are very easy to make. I can't keeps Chase's hands out of the pan! I often have food pictures with a little sneaky hand in them. I should post them because they're too funny! Enjoy :)

TOFFEE BARS
Crust
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter
Topping
1 egg
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

In a large bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown; cool slightly. In a small bowl, beat the egg, brown sugar, vanilla and baking powder until blended. Stir in coconut and pecans. Spread over crust. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

17 comments:

Norah said...

Those look good. Thanks for sharing.

Crystal Lampe said...

These sound yummy. They do not go with my diet plan though. :(

the ungourmet said...

These look so delicious! I love cookie bars. I haven't made very many for some reason. I still have coconut stored in my fridge that needs to be used up. I should try these. Thanks for the recipe!

Willoughby said...

Mmmmmmmm! Looks good!

MaRiN said...

Sound delicious! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Charlotte said...

Yes I sure would like to be visiting you. That looks delicious.

The Cookie Girl said...

Yum Yum!

Katy ~ said...

Ooooh, a nice sweet treat. That would just hit the spot during my work coffee break!

Jenn said...

I have my own version of toffee bars too. Mine is made with almonds. Haven't seen one made with coconut, though.

Delish!!

Lynda said...

Yummy! I think I'll have to make these for my husband as he adores coocnut! They look addictive and I so want one now to go with my coffee!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Yes, I certainly do wish I was sitting at your kitchen table with one of these and a cup of tea!!

Jenna said...

I've had a coconut craving all week!!!! Can't get enough of it! I'm so excited to try this...NOW!!!! (Guess what I had for Mother's Day?...Those yummy stuffed strawberries! Delicious!--Try them with coconut...yum!!!) (:

Delectable Dining said...

These look wonderful! Do you think they'd be okay without the nuts? My little boy is allergic... I leave them out of most things but didn't know if they were a necessity on these bars!

Lara said...

I love those magazines too, although all I have are a few old copies a friend gave me. These look So good!

Heidi said...

Delectible Dining- I think they would work ok without the nuts in them. My cousin is allergic to nuts, milk, and eggs and when he stopped by I told him to stay away from my table!

Kristen said...

Yes, I would love to stop by if you're serving these, they look scrumptious~

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ohhhh yummy ... yup that's all I can say. I'm drooling too much :)