16 April 2013

So Saturday is my birthday, and since I don't know what I'll be doing that day, I thought I would go ahead and share a sweet treat with you today in celebration.  You know I love to make bars; they are so much easier than cookies.  These are some of the best bars I have ever made.  Very rich, very sweet, very indulgent.  I got the recipe from Greens & Chocolate.  They were called Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars, and used chocolate chips and toffee chips, but I didn't have enough chocolate chips the day I made these, so I substituted white chocolate chips for part of it, and oh yum!  The combination of the chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and toffee chips is amazing, so I named my version Triple Chip Bars.

Triple Chip Bars

2½ cups flour
⅔ cup brown sugar
¾ cup butter
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1½ cups white chocolate chips
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 oz.) package toffee baking bits, divided
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°.  Coat 9x13" baking dish with baking spray.  Set aside.

In large bowl, stir together flour and brown sugar.  Cut in butter with pastry blender, two knives, or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Add egg and mix well.  This part seems like it's not going to work but just keep mixing until egg is evenly distributed.  

Stir in white chocolate chips.  Reserve 1½ cups of mixture and press remaining onto bottom of prepared pan.  Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.  

Once partially baked, pour can of sweetened condensed milk over crust.  Reserve ¼ cup of toffee bits and sprinkle remaining toffee over milk layer in pan.  

Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture and chocolate chips over top.  Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.  Sprinkle with remaining toffee bits and cool completely.  

Makes 24 bars.

 I probably don't have to tell you how amazing these bars are.  I think the ingredient list and the photos speak for themselves!

I am totally going to ask for a pan of these in lieu of birthday cake this year!

Tagged: ,


Post a Comment