Saturday, December 19, 2009

Day 11 Of Rosie's Christmas Baking - Chewy Toffee Almond Bars.

It is Friday. Day 11 of my Agenda. And it's Chewy Toffee Almond Bars.
I had a few packages of Heath English Toffee Bits and found this recipe on the back.
Chewy Toffee Almond Bars 2 sticks butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups flour 1 8-oz. pkg. Heath English Toffee Bits O' Brickle 3/4 cup light corn syrup 1 cup sliced almonds 3/4 cup packed sweetened coconut flakes Heat oven to 350. Do not PRE-heat the oven. HEATing it will be just fine. Butter a 9 x 13 pan. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Gradually add flour, beating each addition until thoroughly mixed. Press into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake about 20 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, combine the toffee bits and corn syrup in a heavy saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until toffee is melted, about 10 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup of the coconut and 1/2 cup of the almonds. Spread mixture to within 1/4 inch of the edges of crust. Sprinkle remaining coconut and almonds over top. Bake an additional 15 minutes, until bubbly. Cool in pan on rack. Cut into bars.
Creaming the butter and sugar.
Flour going in.
Using a piece of plastic wrap, press dough out evenly in buttered 9 x 13 pan.
Roll out with your mini rolling pin. Into the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Oh yeah. Here's meantime back at the ranch.
Heath Bits O' Brickle Toffee going into the corn syrup. And I just noticed something. Do you see it? Heath calls the toffee bits "Bits 'O Brickle," not Bits O' Brickle That's horrible. Perhaps I should write to The Heath people and complain about their unfortunate and incorrect punctuation.
Cook the corn syrup and toffee bits over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until the bits are melted, about 10 minutes.
Like so.
Add in 1/2 cup almonds.
And 1/2 cup coconut.
The crust/base has cooked for about 20 minutes
and is a nice light golden brown. The sauce is ready to go on top.
Pour the corn syrup/brickle/almond/coconut mixture over top.
And quickly spread to within 1/4 inch of the edges.
Sprinkle remaining "1/4 cup" coconut on top. I had thrown caution to the wind and used an over-packed cup of coconut. So I'm sprinkling on over 1/2 cup on top.
Sprinkle remaining almonds.
Bake at 350 about 15 minutes, until bubbly.
I present to you ... Chewy Toffee Almond Bars.
Chewy. Toffee-ey. Almondy. Bar-ey. The perfect combination.


Anonymous said...

I think you should write the Heath people immediately! Such ignorance cannot be allowed to continue.

Donna-FFW said...

The milk chocolate covered heath bits are good to bake with too..have u seen them?