Chocolate Toffee Delights Recipe
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Chocolate Toffee Delights Recipe

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“I combined my favorite shortbread recipe with some ingredients on hand and came up with these wonderful bars that remind me of my favorite Girl Scout cookies.” —Shannon Koene, Blacksburg, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted and cooled
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 149 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extracts. Combine flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 10 minutes. Prick crust with a fork; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake 15 minutes longer or until set.
  3. Meanwhile, place coconut and almonds in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in ice cream topping. Spread over crust. Bake 5-10 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over caramel mixture. Let stand until chocolate is set. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Toffee Delights in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p75

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lorstout User ID: 2537668 114606
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"The first time I made these, I processed the coconut and almonds as directed, but they were a bit too fine for me. The second time, I only slightly chopped the nuts and coconut in the food processor and liked it much better. I prefer more texture from the coconut and nuts. They taste a lot like my favorite GS cookie! The jar of caramel topping made the prep time much quicker, but next time I may try homemade caramel because the ice cream topping was a bit too runny."

Terena User ID: 3238586 175894
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"These came out so yummy! I didn't have almond extract so I doubled up on vanilla extract. The shortbread was a little crumby, but I live in a dry climate, so maybe that's why. I will make it again!"

Danerlea User ID: 875081 180412
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"Very good! I used 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract and they tasted great. Will definitely make these again."

applekrisp User ID: 5595951 190845
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"Definitely a winner with me. If you like the Girl Scout cookie "Somoas" you'll love these."

marrisa_s User ID: 6152461 123190
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"These are very easy to make and they turned out great! Delicious!!!!"

[email protected] User ID: 2406175 193301
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"I actually give this 4 1/2 stars. I love this recipe... with or without homemade caramel. This recipe is great for Christmas or bake sales. Yum"

spencerandcat User ID: 6014120 121478
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"These are good but getting 36 out of one batch is not going to happen. Maybe 24 but that is still a very small bar cookie."

jbug827 User ID: 1013132 175785
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2011

"These are FABULOUS!! My whole family loves them and they really do rival the girl scout cookie! I like them best cold from the fridge. A definite keeper!"

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 189865
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"Mine were not at all crumbly as one complained hers were. Maybe not enough butter was used that time."

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 193288
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"Got rave reviews! One response I got from the bars was "Wow!" I said the same thing. Awesome!"

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