Sunday, August 8, 2010

Oatmeal Chocolate Toffee Bars

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 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 won't be disappointed. Enjoy!


  1. Jen, thank you SO much for joining Friday Potluck this week! You can never ever go wrong with toffee. What a lovely recipe, just in time for the holidays. Hope you'll continue to join each week.

    I'm now your newest follower and am looking forward to more of your posts. :)

  2. this looks yummy, thanks for sharing your recipe! my kids will love these bars for sure! happy weekend! :)

  3. Mmm! These looks good! I bet they're a big hit. I'll have to try this next gathering I go to!

    Thanks for linking this recipe up! I hope you'll stop by this week to link up more great recipes :)


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