Toffee Bars Recipe

Toffee Bars Recipe

Baked for the 2010 Serious Eats Cookie Swap

"Another recipe borrowed from my mom. When she was growing up in Minnesota, her neighbor used to bake these every year for Christmas." by Rachel Heise Bolten, SE intern


  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup nuts


  1. 1.

    Grease 9x13 pan.

  2. 2.

    Sift flour into mixing bowl. Put egg yolk, vanilla, butter, and brown sugar into another bowl. Blend; add to flour.

  3. 3.

    Spread thin in pan. Bake at 350°F until light golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.

  4. 4.

    Remove from oven, sprinkle with chips.

  5. 5.

    Return to oven to melt chocolate.

  6. 6.

    Remove from oven, spread chocolate, sprinkle with nuts.