Christmas Toffee Bars

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This Halloween my husband and I learned something new about ourselves: WE LOVE TOFFEE. We had no idea until those Heath bars showed up in that bag of Halloween candy. It was a given that we had to make some this holiday season. This recipe was dangerously easy.

Preheat oven to 350, butter 9×13″ glass baking dish

For the crush-

Combine:
2 cups of crushed vanilla wafer cookies
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted.

Press the mixture into the prepared dish, using a measuring cup to “tamp” it down. Bake for 8 minutes, or just until set.

Melt together:
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup  brown sugar

Stir to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute without stirring.

Immediately pour the mixture over the hot crust, then return the pan to the oven. Bake an additional 10 minutes, remove, and cool for 2 minutes.

Sprinkle 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips over the toffee and let stand until glossy, about 5 minutes. Spread the chocolate over the toffee using an offset spatula, then sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, or walnuts). Cool bars completely.

Remove toffee from the pan. It should come out real easy.

See?

To break into pieces, insert the tip of a paring knife into the toffee and twist the knife.

Recipe source: Cuisine at Home Holiday Cookies

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