These shortbread bars are really easy and have a great toffee taste!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 servings
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Beat butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and egg yolk in a large bowl; stir in flour and salt. Press dough into prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until crust is light brown, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over hot crust. Let stand until soft, about 5 minutes, and spread evenly; sprinkle with nuts. Cool pan on wire rack for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

91 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 10.2g; fat 5.4g; cholesterol 14.9mg; sodium 40.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2012
I have found this same exact recipe on most sites, but this one uses a larger pan than most. And for that reason this baby gets all 5 stars. It seems like that's a large pan for the amount of dough, but trust me it's not. It's perfect!! This recipe is delicious. Keep in mind it's not actually toffee, but instead it's like a toffee tasting, chewy, buttery cookie dough. I use toffee bits on the top but honestly I think you could put any nuts you like, too (betting almonds would be fabulous). Very easy to make and a huge favorite with everyone at Thanksgiving. They are best (chewier) when they're not refrigerated. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/25/2018
Dry crust was tasteless and knew it before I put it in the oven. Not sure what the toffee part of this is. Certainly not the crust. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2012
I have found this same exact recipe on most sites, but this one uses a larger pan than most. And for that reason this baby gets all 5 stars. It seems like that's a large pan for the amount of dough, but trust me it's not. It's perfect!! This recipe is delicious. Keep in mind it's not actually toffee, but instead it's like a toffee tasting, chewy, buttery cookie dough. I use toffee bits on the top but honestly I think you could put any nuts you like, too (betting almonds would be fabulous). Very easy to make and a huge favorite with everyone at Thanksgiving. They are best (chewier) when they're not refrigerated. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2012
finaly found my grandmothers recipe. it is easier to put hershey bars on top instead of chocolate chips Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2012
Quick easy and delicious! They turn out super tender and chewy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2016
I doubled the shortbread recipe and pressed it into a buttered parchment lined cookie sheet. Then topped it with a simple caramel sauce that would harden when cooled. While the caramel was still warm, I sprinkled the top with good quality chocolate chips and popped it back into a warm, turned off oven for 4 minutes to soften the chocolate but not get it too warm. I spread the chocolate chips with an offset spreader, then pressed crushed pecan pieces into the top of the chocolate before cooling. Amazing! Chewy, cookie bottom but with yummy caramel, chocolate, and pecans. This is what toffee is! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2017
I've been making these for 30+ years except I use 4-5 Hershey chocolate bars.. My mother used to make them when I was a kid. I believe it was Betty Crocker recipe. Anyway, you can use any kind of nuts. I almost always use walnuts, but sometimes I switch it up with pecans and toffee pieces. Then drizzle a little salted caramel sauce on top! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2012
I really enjoyed this recipe. I followed it exactly except that I used foil instead of greasing the dish- just thought it would be easier cleanup and nothing seemed to change. The bars were delicious and very rich:) I used pecans on top. The only advice I might give would be to press the nuts into the chocolate- mine kinda fell off some. Next time I might add a layer of actual toffee so there's more toffee flavor here but they were still really good bars! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2013
I love this recipe. It is the easiest most delicious and I have tried many over the decades. Can't go wrong Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2015
I use 4 Hershey's milk chocolate bars to melt on top. We always had these at Christmas but good any time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2018
easy to make and tasted delicious just as recipe is. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/25/2018
Dry crust was tasteless and knew it before I put it in the oven. Not sure what the toffee part of this is. Certainly not the crust. Read More
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