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

Ingredients:
  • 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
Directions:
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!






3 comments:

  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. :)

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

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  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 :)

    http://notsohomemade.blogspot.com/2010/12/tex-mex-lasagna-whats-cooking-wednesday.html

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