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Toffee Nut Squares Recipe

"My mother passed along this yummy recipe," writes Anna Marie Cobb from Pearland, Texas. Her soft but chewy bars - packed with brown sugar, coconut and nuts - will be a hit at any party.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour. Add cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until a soft dough forms. Press into an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to mixture. Stir in coconut and nuts.
  • 3. Spread over crust. Bake for 25-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 230 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.