How do you replicate the buttery-sweet flavor of toffee without making it from scratch? With a few tricks and some smart shopping.
Why This Recipe Works
These sweet, easy bar cookies offer rich toffee and chocolate flavors. We use a combination of brown sugar and confectioners’ sugar to build a crunchy but tender shortbread base, which we stud with toffee bits for extra crunch. Sprinkling milk chocolate chips over the still-hot base and then allowing them to soften before swiping a spatula across the top creates a thin, even layer of chocolate—just enough to hold on to toasted almonds and even more toffee bits. Take care when toasting the nuts; if you overheat them, they’ll turn bitter.