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Toffee Bars

 Toffee Bars
These shortbread bars have the taste of toffee without the hassle of making candy. They're attractive addition to a cookie tray. —Ruth Burrus, Zionsville, Indiana
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 milk chocolate candy bar (1.55 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Gradually add flour and salt, beating
  • until smooth.
  • Press into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at
  • 350° for 17-19 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately
  • place chocolate bars on top; return to the oven for 1 minute. Spread
  • melted chocolate over bars; sprinkle with pecans. Yield: about 4
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 84 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 54 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.