Toffee and Rocky Road Bars Recipe

For the Sweet Tooth

Christmas baking puts me into the holiday spirit. I will usually start making cookies, fudge, shortbread, bars, mincemeat tarts and three or four tourtières starting at the beginning of December. This way I know that I'll have enough to enjoy with family and friends once the festivities begin.

The first recipe here is for Toffee Bars. The bottom of the bar is a moist cake with a toffee topping.

Of course both of these bar recipes are welcomed at any time of year.

Toffee Bars
Toffee Bars | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 24-28 bars

Ingredients for Toffee Bars

I find that measuring out all the ingredients before I start making a recipe is much easier than grabbing and measuring as I go
I find that measuring out all the ingredients before I start making a recipe is much easier than grabbing and measuring as I go | Source

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of butter or margarine, softened at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of milk, 1%, 2%, or homogenized can be used
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened flaked coconut, (optional)

Step by step photo tutorial

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Combine brown sugar and flour.Cut butter into the mixture with a pastry cutter or two knives.Resembles coarse crumbs.Add and beat into the mixture vanilla, milk and egg until batter is smooth.chocolate chips, walnuts and coconutPour batter into the baking pan.Sprinkle the 1 cup of reserved crumb mixture over the batterSprinkle the chocolate chip mixture on top of the crumb mixture. Pop into the oven.
Combine brown sugar and flour.
Combine brown sugar and flour.
Cut butter into the mixture with a pastry cutter or two knives.
Cut butter into the mixture with a pastry cutter or two knives.
Resembles coarse crumbs.
Resembles coarse crumbs.
Add and beat into the mixture vanilla, milk and egg until batter is smooth.
Add and beat into the mixture vanilla, milk and egg until batter is smooth.
chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut
chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut
Pour batter into the baking pan.
Pour batter into the baking pan.
Sprinkle the 1 cup of reserved crumb mixture over the batter
Sprinkle the 1 cup of reserved crumb mixture over the batter
Sprinkle the chocolate chip mixture on top of the crumb mixture. Pop into the oven.
Sprinkle the chocolate chip mixture on top of the crumb mixture. Pop into the oven. | Source
Toffee bars are baked. Cool completely before cutting.
Toffee bars are baked. Cool completely before cutting. | Source

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 13" X 9" baking pan.
  2. In a medium to large mixing bowl combine brown sugar and flour.
  3. With a pastry cutter or 2 knives cut the butter into the mixture until it looks like coarse crumbs. Remove 1 cup of the mixture and set aside as you will need this further on down the recipe.
  4. Into the mixing bowl add baking powder and salt. Gently beat in with a fork the vanilla, milk and egg.
  5. Beat until the batter is smooth. Pour the batter into the greased baking pan.
  6. In a small bowl combine the chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut. Set aside.
  7. This is where you will add the reserved 1 cup of crumb mixture. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top of the batter that is in the pan.
  8. On top of this mixture sprinkle the chocolate chip, walnuts and coconut mixture.
  9. If needed, even out the mixture using a spatula.
  10. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting into the middle of the pan.
  11. Remove from the oven and set the pan on a wire rack. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
  12. The bars can be stored in an airtight container for up to six days.

Sound good? Please rate accordingly.

5 stars from 5 ratings of Toffee Bars

Rocky Road Bars

If you've never had Rocky Road Bars before hold onto your seat as these bars are super sweet. I can only ever eat about 1/2 of a bar but someone with a sweet tooth can probably handle a few. My kids love these so I try to make them during the holidays.

Rocky Road Bars
Rocky Road Bars | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 40 min Ready in: 55 min Yields: 36 bars

Ingredients for Rocky Road Bars
Ingredients for Rocky Road Bars | Source

Ingredients for Rocky Road Bars

  • 1 1/2 cups of graham wafer crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of butter or margarine melted
  • 1 1/2 cups of flaked coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped nuts (I used walnuts but pecans would be great too)
  • 1 300 gram package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 squares of Bakers semi-sweet chocolate melted

Step by step photos for Rocky Road Bars

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Mix melted butter with graham crumbsPress mixture into pan.Sprinkle coconut on top.Add chopped nutsAdd chocolate chipsAdd mini marshmallowsDrizzle sweetened condensed milk over everything and pop into the oven.Remove from oven.Drizzle with melted chocolate, cool completely before cutting into bars.
Mix melted butter with graham crumbs
Mix melted butter with graham crumbs
Press mixture into pan.
Press mixture into pan.
Sprinkle coconut on top.
Sprinkle coconut on top.
Add chopped nuts
Add chopped nuts
Add chocolate chips
Add chocolate chips
Add mini marshmallows
Add mini marshmallows
Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over everything and pop into the oven.
Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over everything and pop into the oven.
Remove from oven.
Remove from oven.
Drizzle with melted chocolate, cool completely before cutting into bars.
Drizzle with melted chocolate, cool completely before cutting into bars. | Source

Instructions for Rocky Road Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium size mixing bowl combine graham crumbs with the melted butter. Mix well.
  3. Press this mixture into a 13" X 9" baking pan.
  4. Sprinkle the coconut over the top.
  5. Next layer the nuts over the top of the coconut.
  6. Now add your chocolate chips on top and finally the marshmallows.
  7. Drizzle the condensed milk over everything evenly.
  8. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Once out of the oven drizzle the melted chocolate over the top.
  10. Cool completely before cutting into square.
  11. ENJOY!
  12. These can be stored in a sealed container in a cold room or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Rocky Road Bars

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: per bar
Calories 180
Calories from Fat99
% Daily Value *
Fat 11 g17%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Carbohydrates 20 g7%
Sugar 16 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 10 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Dolores, I've been baking up a storm for the past two weeks. I can go for months without baking at all and then I get into the mood :)


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Dolores Monet 2 years ago from East Coast, United States

Oooh do those bars look delicious! I've been out of baking for awhile but these recipes will have me baking again for sure.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Enjoy!


Natasha Ryan 3 years ago

Sounds yummy, can't wait to try!!


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RH, I say coffee is great with almost everything and a shot or two of Baileys at this time of year :)


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RealHousewife 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Of course, I'm scouting for the ribs recipe and my my! You've been cookin'! These look awesome - I'd bet coffee would be deeeelish with them!


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Monis and Sharon, Thank you both and Happy Holidays!


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Ohhh, both these recipes look awesome. Rated 5 stars and sharing!


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Monis Mas 3 years ago

These look fantastic! I will HAVE TO try your recipe!


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Brenda, I hope that you enjoy the recipes and thanks.


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Hyphenbird 3 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

As you might know, I rarely eat sweets. Christmas is an exception as I can only get certain goodies this time of year. I shall try your recipe. It look yummy.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ruby

Ruchira

Carol

Randi

Thanks everyone and I hope you all enjoy the recipes.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

tip, What a terrible time for the heating element in your stove to go out. I suppose any time of year is bad and I hope you get it fixed soon.


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

I haven't made toffee bars in years. They used to be what I brought to holiday parties. Thank you for the recipe which I have long lost! I am looking forward to trying the Rocky Road Bars, too!


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Everything looks wonderful..The toffee bars have my mouth watering as we speak. thanks for sharing all these delights.


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

awesome and they look so delish. After seeing those pix; I so badly want to have something sweet. For now, will munch a choclate, but gotta try that.

voted up as awesome recipe.

I hope you put this in the weekly inspirational topic. This is so awesome!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love rocky road ice cream, so i'm sure i will love your recipe. That will be a new sweet for Christmas. Thank you Susan..


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tlpoague 3 years ago from USA

These look amazing! I gained five pounds while staring at the screen. I can't wait to try them as soon as I get the heating element fixed in my oven. I guess I did too much baking and burned it up...LOL! I booked marked this and passed it on. Thanks for sharing your wonderful treats.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

drbj

Bill

Mhatter

Eddy

Cardisa

momma

Kaili

and Frank,

Thanks everyone for stopping by and for all the great comments. For those of you that try the recipes I do hope that you enjoy the toffee bars and rocky road bars as much as we do.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

yeah justasksusan now you're rocking bigtime!!!!!!


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Kaili Bisson 3 years ago from Canada

Toffee bars on my list for Xmas baking this year...thank you for sharing!


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accordingtomomma 3 years ago from Wisconsin

Those toffee bars look amazing! Thanks for sharing!


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica

Both of them looks really good. I need to start making more pastry, haven't done much of that. This make me want to make my own. Thanks for the recipes.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Mm another for my recipe book.Another brilliant share. Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Mm another for my recipe book.Another brilliant share. Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Can't wait to pass on to my daughter (to bake for me). Thank you


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Sign me up; they look delicious!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Mmmmmmmm! Thanks for these two delicious-looking cookie recipes, Susan. Since they include chocolate, you know I will not be able to resist them. I almost broke a tooth trying to taste the realistic Rocky Road bar in your photo. You need a Caution sign there.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

vespawoolf, Thanks so much! I prefer the toffee bars as they're not nearly as sweet as the rocky road bars. Hope that you enjoy these.


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

Both bars sound fabulous! I think chocolate and coconut are so delicious together. I plan on trying the toffee bars first! Thank you for sharing. Voted up across the board.

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