So, as if you couldn’t already tell I LOVE to bake. I really, really love it. It is my way to relax and work through stuff in my head. When I’ve had a bad day or if I am going through a really rough time I head into the kitchen. I go through my stack of recipes that I have collected through the years, or I head to the Internet to check out my favorite recipe websites and blogs. Sometimes even just looking through the recipes is enough to make the day better. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s just how I work through stuff.
I also love to experiment in the kitchen and a couple of weeks ago I was in one of my experimenting phases and I knew that I needed to get into the kitchen. Over and over lately I had been thinking about making oatmeal cookies…but I decided to take the classic oatmeal cookie and make it into something more. Here is what I came up with!
Oatmeal Chocolate Toffee Bars
- 1 cup Butter, Softened
- 1 cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
- 2 whole Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoons Salt
- 1-⅓ cup Heath Toffee Bits, Divided
- 3 cups Quick-cooking Or Regular Rolled Oats
- 1 12 oz. package of Milk Chocolate chips
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
2. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
3. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture, beating until blended. Set aside 1/4 cup toffee bits. Stir remaining toffee bits, chocolate chips and oats into the batter (batter will be stiff). Spread batter into prepared pan; sprinkle reserved 1/4 cup toffee bits over the surface.
4. Bake 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes about 36 bars.
These bars are really so delicious...my hubby loved them and I even caught a few of my co-workers taking second helpings! I really think that it is cinnamon in them that takes them over the top. I hope that you take the time to make this...you won't be disappointed. Enjoy!