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English Toffee Bars

(3 Votes)
MAKES
about 4 dozen bars
COOK TIME
40 Min

We all deserve to treat ourselves to a guilty pleasure once in a while! Our English Toffee Bars are a heavenly combination of cinnamon, chocolate, and pecans meaning temptation never tasted so good.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened (see Note)
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet or milk chocolate chips
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
     
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed, beat together sugar and butter until well mixed, 1 to 2 minutes, scraping bowl often. Add egg yolk and continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Continue beating 1 to 2 minutes longer, gradually adding flour and cinnamon, scraping bowl frequently. Press dough evenly onto bottom of a 10- x 15-inch rimmed baking sheet.
     
  3.  In a small bowl, beat the egg white with a fork then brush it over the top of the dough. Sprinkle with pecans, patting them lightly into dough.
     
  4. Bake 40 to 50 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips; let stand 3 minutes, then swirl chips lightly with a knife. Cut into bars while still warm. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
Note
  • It's best not to substitute margarine for butter in this recipe.
     
  • If you love bar cookies as much as we do, you'll just love our Adobe Meringue Bars!

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I really get anonyed with people that ask for things like nutrition information on these recipes. This site is for simple recipes. Some of these recipes start with a boxed mix. Should they read the side of the box and include that? What if you use a different brand? are you going to send another review asking if the nutritional info is the same with the switch? There are hundreds of other recipe sites out there. If you NEED to see nutritional info either go to one of those sites or go a site input the the recipe yourself to get this info

You go, girl!

OUCH! Is such nastiness really helpful to anyone? An ounce of overlooking and ignoring comments or questions which "annoy" you is surely worth a lb. of rudeness.

I would really appreciate it if nutritional information was included with the recipes, Please.

I'm not a big fan of cinnamon could vanilla or other flavoring be substituted for the cinnamon without ruining the recipe.

I don't know why not. It's your recipe. You can tweak it any way you want. I don't think using the vanilla with change it that much. There is only one way to find out. Go for it!

I've made these many times, and like using almond extract as the flavoring.

I like a lot of the recipes, but being diabetic, is there anyway of listing a sugar substitute along with the recipe? Could you use a certain amount of Nutra Sweet, for example, instead of 1 cup sugar? Could you use the light form of brown sugar for some recipes? Or do you need the 1 cup measure to get the right mix of wet to dry ingredients?

If you read your sugar substitute box, it clearly states the amount to substitute for the sugar. If all else fails, read the directions.

White sugar contains 15 calories per teaspoon. Light brown sugar also contains 15 calories per teaspoon. I don't have any dark brown sugar in the house, but I think it has the same number of calories, too. The difference between those three sugars is the amount of molasses (a byproduct from making sugar) that is added back into white sugar. There is more molasses in dark sugar than in light sugar giving the dark sugar a stronger flavor. Light does not always mean fewer calories. If you substitute for the sugar, the flavor and texture of the baked product will likely change.

There are sugar free chocolate chips on the market. That would help with the amount of carbs you'd use in this recipe.

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