Pistachio Brownie Toffee Bars Recipe
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Pistachio Brownie Toffee Bars Recipe

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These coveted brownie bars are homey and chocolaty awesome. They've been a sought-after staple on Christmas cookie trays for years. — Troy Shaw, Warrenton, OR
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13x9-inch pan size)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips, melted
  • 3/4 cup chopped salted roasted pistachios

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 219 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour, mixing well. Press onto bottom of a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake until golden brown, 12-14 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine brownie mix, water, oil and egg until blended.
  3. Spread brownie batter over hot crust. Bake until center is set, 14-16 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  4. Spread melted chocolate over top; sprinkle with pistachios. Let stand until set. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Pistachio Brownie Toffee Bars in Taste of Home December 2015, p82

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Nancy User ID: 9103724 263245
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2017

"Although this is really tasty, the crust recipe is not large enough to spread in a 10x15 pan? I had to transfer to an 11 x7 pan to get it to cover. Then used a small brownie mix. Wondering if others who made this had the same problem?"

rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 238653
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"These bars turned out beautifully. This will definitely be a Christmas favorite!"

Sunshine1984 User ID: 5297683 237988
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

"These bars are so delicious. This recipe is definitely a keeper!"

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