Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Chewy Toffee Almond Bars
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/3 cups Heath toffee bits
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sliced almonds, divided (I had a bag of whole almonds and chopped them up, instead)
3/4 cup coconut, divided
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease sides of 13"x9" pan.
Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Gradually add flour, beating until well blended. Press dough evenly in prepared pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until edes are lightly browned.
Meanwhile, combine toffee bits and corn syrup in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the toffee is melted (about 10-12 minutes). Stir in 1/2 cup almonds and 1/2 cup coconut. Spread toffee mixture to within 1/4 inch of edges of crust. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup almonds and remaining 1/4 cup coconut over top.
Bake additional 15 minutes or until bubbly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cutn into bars. About 36 bars.