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These candy-like bars are very rich, so cut them into smaller bars. Using German sweet chocolate gives them a delightfully different taste.—Judith Scholovich, Waukesha, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:27 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 27 servings


  • 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
  • 8 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 160 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolk, vanilla, flour and salt; mix well. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Spread over hot bars. Immediately sprinkle with nuts. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 1-1/4-in. squares. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Toffee Squares in Country Woman November/December 1995, p40

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