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26 Feb, 2008

Makin’ sweet things

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food

Alternate title: Chocolate Toffee Squares To Die For

Day 24:


2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1 cup whole pecans, toasted


1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup butter
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare base. Mix flour, sugar and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. It will be scarily dry. Press crumbs into prepared pan. Sprinkle pecans evenly over top.

Prepare topping: cook butter and sugar in a small saucepan, stirring constantly until mixture begins to boil. Boil for one minute. Pour over pecans.

Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes. Topping will be bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle immediately with chocolate chips. Let stant 3 – 5 minutes. Spray small spatula with cooking spray and carefully spread melted chocolate chips to cover. Let cool. Pop into the fridge to set chocolate.

6 Responses to "Makin’ sweet things"

1 | Pendullum

February 26th, 2008 at 7:45 pm


I am going to come back to morrow and copy this recipe… As I can not stop thinking about them…

2 | BeachMama

February 27th, 2008 at 9:35 pm


These look so yummy, I might have to make some :)

3 | Toffee addiction « Javaline

March 7th, 2008 at 7:49 pm


[…] I made this with whole, toasted hazelnuts instead of pecans, and now I’m addicted to it, and it’s all this blogger’s fault! […]

4 | Patti Church

December 15th, 2009 at 9:28 pm


I could even make these!

6 | Good Eats Friday: the March Break edition >> a peek inside the fishbowl

March 8th, 2013 at 10:26 am


[…] March Break treats to make and I remembered this potted plant pudding (it was a total winner) and this recipe for chocolate toffee squares. I may even pull out this meal we normally serve on Halloween. Or maybe these? What do you […]

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