I’m sharing all of my family favorite holiday cookie recipes with you in these last few weeks of the year! But by far, my mom’s toffee bars are the quickest and easiest of my top three. If you have the most basic of baking ingredients in the house, you can whip them up in a flash for those surprise guests you weren’t expecting. And bonus, they taste just like a Heath/Skor/Daim/pick your favorite toffee bar without being quite so hard on your teeth!
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1-2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups flour
chocolate chips/melting chocolate (or something else like that)
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream the butter and sugar, then beat in the vanilla and egg yolk. Sift the flour and salt together, then add that slowly to the wet mixture.
Press the batter into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake until it’s a golden light brown, around 25-30 minutes. Immediately after removing the pan from the oven, put the chocolate on top. (You can even use a couple of plain chocolate candy bars if you’re in a pinch.) Once the chocolate starts to melt, use a knife or spatula to spread it around and cover the entire pan.
That’s pretty much it. You can sprinkle nuts or crushed up bits of toffee bar on top if that’s your bag. You will want to cut the bars and separate them before the chocolate totally hardens again; otherwise it’s a bitch to try to cut and get out of the pan.
From start to finish, it takes less than an hour to prepare these bad boys! They may not be as flashy as some of my other holiday cookie efforts, but they sure are tasty.