Dilemma’s. When am I faced with dilemma’s? Not often but usually when it involves picking out or providing a snack. I’m not the best in this category. Ask anyone, especially my family. I can create a menu or a recipe without a problem but when it comes to having, taking, sharing some sort of snack…nope! In come these Heath toffee bit bars – easy snack? You bet!
I found this recipe a long time ago but given that I’m not a fan of chocolate or snacks, I’ve just categorized it under snacks and never made it. Until recently when I had to have a snack and realized it wasn’t about me and while most of the world likes chocolate, I knew it would be a safe bet.
I was drawn to the toffee bits, I do like toffee bits in small amounts. Pecans are always a good thing. Then there’s the fact that these are super simple to make, especially if you need something right away! But I’m told that they are buttery, rich, melt in your mouth topped with chocolate, nuts & toffee bits…you just can’t go wrong.
Sinful looking, these bars are so simple to make- you must try them.
Heath toffee bit bars – easy snack
- 1/2 c. light brown sugar firmly packed
- 1/2 c. 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 c. white whole wheat flour
- 3/4 c. semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 c. chopped pecans
- 1/3 c. Heath toffee bits
- With an electric mixer, cream the brown sugar & butter on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Beat in the egg yolk, vanilla, and salt.
- With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour and mix until just combined.
- The dough will be slightly stiff.
- Pat dough evenly into the bottom of an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 350 degrees until pale golden on top, about 15-20 minutes.
- For the topping:
- Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the crust.
- Return pan to the oven for 1 to 2 minutes until the chocolate chips are beginning to melt.
- Remove the pan from the oven and spread the chocolate evenly over the crust.
- Sprinkle the pecans and Heath bar toffee pieces evenly over the chocolate.
- Let cool completely in the pan. Use a sharp knife to cut into small squares.
Heath Toffee Bit Bars – easy snack
What makes these better? Well some have said a light drizzle of caramel syrup & a sprinkle of kosher salt right before cutting and serving. But just as they come out of the oven, suits most!
All I can tell you is these are a hit. Until next time~