Brown sugar toffee bars

For H weekly snack in his lunch I wanted a simple dessert to make. I had very recently read this recipe from Peabody, and knew he would love them. I did swap out the almonds for walnuts as he is not an almond fan, but other than that they were VERY well received!



1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup rice flour
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp almond extract
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
6 ounces almonds, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 325°F.
Spray baking spray in a 9-x-13-inch pan.
Using a standing electric mixer, beat 1 cup butter in large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add brown sugar and beat on medium high until fully incorporated.
Add in almond extract and beat for 30 seconds on medium-high.
Turn mixer to low speed and mix in flours and salt. Press dough into prepared pan, it will be thin, you want it to be.
Bake until shortbread is brown, firm at edges and slightly soft in center, about 30 minutes.
Take shortbread out of oven. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the shortbread. Place back in oven for 3 minutes.
Remove from oven and using a spatula, spread the chocolate out evenly over the shortbread. Sprinkle the almond pieces on top of the chocolate.
Let cool. Place in freezer for 10 minutes (helps with the cutting). Cut into 1-ounce rectangles.


2 Comments on “Brown sugar toffee bars”

  1. peabody says:

    I bet walnuts were just as good. 😉

  2. oneparticularkitchen says:

    Yum! I love anything toffee-related (and coffee related, but that’s a different post) and these look great! I bet they freeze well, too.

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