Chocolate + Toffee
Once a year, my friends and I try to get everyone (plus significant others) together at one giant potluck bbq. Its always fun to see everyone and catchup, plus its fun to see all the guys interact and bond.
C and I brought dessert to the potluck – Toblerone Toffee Bars and Lemon Thumbprint Cookies.
You can find the original recipe that I tweaked here.
- 1 C butter, softened
- 1 C brown sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 C AP flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 C Toblerone chunks
- Cream butter, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla until smooth.
- Mix in flour and salt until combined.
- Press dough into a rectangular pan (13×9 recommended – I didn’t have this sized pan, just used a smaller size)
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 mins or until light brown.
- Sprinkle chocolate chunks overtop. Let stand for 5 mins to allow chocolate to melt, then spread chocolate evenly.
- Allow bars to cool in the pan (on a wired rack) for at least 30 mins before cutting. (Cut while bars are still warm)
These bars consist of a cookie base with a chocolate layer over top. They were pretty good, however, I found that there was too much cookie to chocolate. As the recipe suggested, it’s probably best to bake these bars in a larger pan. Since I didn’t have one that size, I just baked them in a smaller rectangular pan – it would have probably been better to separate the dough into two pans next time (if you don’t have one large pan).
Also, since the toffee is created when the cookie bakes (brown sugar + butter + baking = toffee), its best to bake these bars to a darker golden brown to produce more toffee flavor.
Overall, I think these bars were pretty good – definitely a good potluck dessert.