Sunday, December 20, 2015

Toffee Chew Bars

This is literally the second batch of cookies I made.  It sounded good on paper, it was very delicious in real life.  Chewy, true to its name, with lots of coconut and almonds which we all love.  Chocolate drizzle is optional but recommended because who doesn't like chocolate on cookies?

This was a quick cookie recipe to make as well.  The only fussy thing to do was toasting the coconut and almonds.  By toasting those two items, the flavor of the cookie is actually enhanced and slightly smoky.

Be prepared to have sticky fingers while eating this! :)

Toffee Chew Bars

Makes 24 bars

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour

2 large eggs
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut, toasted
1 cup sliced almonds, toasted

For the crust:  Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 325F.  Line a 13 by 9-inch baking pan with foil, leaving overhang on all sides.  Grease the foil.  With an electric mixer at medium-high speed, beat the butter, sugar, and salt until fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add the flour and mix until combined.  Press the mixture firmly into the prepared baking pan.  Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

For the filling:  Whisk the eggs, sugar, and vanilla together in a medium bowl.  Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk until until combined.  Stir in the coconut and almonds and spread the mixture evenly over the crust.  Bake until lightly browned around the edges, 20 to 25 minutes.  Transfer the pan to a wire rack and cool completely, about 2 hours.  Using the foil overhang, lift the bars from the pan and cut into 24 bars.  (The bars can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Source:  America's Best Lost Recipes

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