This week's recipe comes straight from Betty Crocker herself. Er, well, the Betty Crocker website anyway! On a side note, I almost thought about trying to be Betty Crocker for Halloween, but ran out of time and didn't. Maybe next year...
These bars are super rich! They have a great chocolate flavor though, and the toffee bits blend in nicely. Don't try one if you have a loose filling though. Can you say sticky and chewy? I would suggest cutting them into bite size pieces, especially for gift giving or treat platters.
I sent about half of them to work with D and apparently they disappeared quickly, with lots of requests for the recipe coming soon after!
The original recipe can be found here. It is quite quick and easy to whip together, since it starts with a packaged sugar cookie mix. Now, I admit that I don't usually like using mixes, but they can definitely be nice to have on hand, especially when you need to get something baking quickly during the hectic holiday season!
I didn't really make any changes, other than using bittersweet chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate, I only had 1 cup of toffee bits on hand, and I used espresso powder instead of regular instant coffee. Mine took much longer than 2 hours to cool, but I think that my glass baking dish probably held the heat in longer than a metal one would have.
Currently a Domestic Engineer and super proud mama to three wonderful boys -- an 11-year-old that really needs to eat fruit and veggies, a 5-year-old that needs to quit throwing his vegetables at his brother, and a sweet little 3-year-old.