Brown Sugar Toffee Bars

These Brown Sugar Toffee Bars are such an easy and delicious dessert recipe! Filled with toffee and brown sugar flavor, these chewy dessert bars are the perfect treat to eat with a cup of tea!

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Toffee Brown Sugar Bars

Our kitchen remodel is nearly complete and my husband and I are still married, which is sort of a miracle.

I have told him 40 hundred times that he’s doing things incorrectly…and he has told me 40 hundred and ONE times that I have no experience in hanging cabinets so my pie-hole should stay shutty.

I have repeated the phrase, “I cannot wait until the crown molding is up” at least 7 times a day since the project has started, just so he doesn’t forget to put the crown molding up…

And he has repeated the phrase, “pie-hole shutty” every. single. time.

Ok, he has never said pie-hole shutty…but that’s basically what I can hear his eyes saying when he looks at me.

Also, my husband would never say shutty.  Or pie-hole.

Anyway…I am starting to learn that when I repeat things over and over and over, for example, “can’t wait until the crown molding is up”, that is called “nagging”.

Which I like to refer to as “helpful reminders”.

We will never see eye to eye on that one.

And APPARENTLY husbands don’t like, “helpful reminders” when it comes to home improvement projects.  Or ever, really.

So yeah, we’re still married.

But the crown molding isn’t up yet.

I’ll let you know.

In the meantime let’s do something major with brown sugar and toffee.

Stacked brown sugar toffee bars on parchment paper

These bars are totally simple, but they have flavors that are in-your-face delicious.

Chewy, rich and buttery.  They are perfect and cozy.

I love dark brown sugar, and that’s what I used.  If you don’t love it, you can certainly sub in light brown sugar.

Close-up image of a bag of brown sugar

How to Make The Best Toffee Bars

Besides all the other usual suspects (eggs, butter, vanilla etc) you will need Toffee Bits.  I used the kind that are covered in milk chocolate, but you don’t have to.  Totally up to you!

Close-up image of a bag of Heath toffee bits

Just mix up a quick batter and add your toffee…

Batter with toffee bits in a stand mixer bowl

See me there in the mixer bowl?

Yeah, I still wear black capri yoga pants.  I can’t quit them.

Here’s what your bars will look like…

Can you even…?  I mean…

Several squares of brown sugar toffee bars on parchment paper with two glasses of milk

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Brown Sugar Toffee Bars

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 30 bars 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

These Brown Sugar Toffee Bars are such an easy and delicious dessert recipe! Filled with toffee and brown sugar flavor, these chewy dessert bars are the perfect treat to eat with a cup of tea!


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 (8 oz) bag of Toffee Bits (I used the Milk Chocolate coated “Heath” Toffee bits)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
  3. With your stand mixer, cream butter and brown sugar together, about 2 minutes on medium speed until combined and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla and continue mixing until incorporated.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add in baking soda, salt and flour, Mixing until just incorporated.
  5. Pour in your toffee bits and stir until evenly combined.
  6. Spread batter in prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and center is just set.
  7. Cool pan on wire rack and cut into squares when ready to serve.

Notes:

You can use plain toffee bits or Milk Chocolate coated toffee bits in this recipe.
Also, baking times vary, don’t over bake.

Keywords:: toffee recipe, toffee bars, easy toffee recipe, brown sugar recipe, dessert bars, dessert bars recipe, easy dessert recipe, easy dessert recipe few ingredients

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Kellie
May 22, 2020 8:49 pm

Can I use light brown sugar?

Grace
April 8, 2020 4:22 pm

So good! Actually good use a wee bit more chocolate, in mY chocoholic opinion! Perfect time to bake, buttery, soft and very good!

D.
May 23, 2015 7:37 pm

Ugh..i made these tonight. Baked them an extra 10 minutes. Toothpick in center was clean…sides n top very nicely browned. No jiggling. Let them cool, almost to room temp, cut some….goopy and runny enough to use a spoon and looked nearly raw. 🙁 Im beyond disappointed. They TASTE wonderful. The recipe even says to NOT overbake. Wasted my money on expensive toffee bits and dark sugar i cant even eat what i baked. This is the second timebive tried a wonderful looking and sounding recipe from a blogger with only comments of “look good” and ” gonna try”, but none… Read more »

Jordan
January 17, 2014 2:28 pm

Just made these….so yummy!!

September 29, 2013 3:57 pm

Funny. I was making your cake mix toffee bars as my husband gave me that same look when I made a very polite suggestion. I do believe I am not allowed into my husband’s thought processes unless it is his idea. And that is usually food and other stuff. So I made toffee bars…and that cake mix fudge the lady who commented on your toffee bars suggested. 🙂 We are having sugar for dinner. and soup.

shumail
September 29, 2013 2:40 pm

wonderful and delicisous

Mary-Anne
August 5, 2013 12:48 am

You’re killing me!
Pie hole shutty.
OMG, I am laughing RIGHT OUT LOUD!
Between that and you talking about your reflection in the mixer bowl I never even LOOKED at the recipe!
Aaaahhhhh…I needed that!
(Off to laugh some more! And maybe get a recipe or two…..!!)
Mary-Anne
ON, Canada

Rebecca Ednie
April 5, 2013 10:32 pm

I only had Skor bits (no chocolate) so I added semi and milk chocolate chips. And just because I like em, I also added 3/4 pack of chopped mini Reese’s cups. I was low on regular flour so I substituted 1 c regular white flour, 3/4 c ww flour and 3/4 c cake flour. Turned out amazing. I’ll definitely make these again and I may even do the flour substitution again.

Kara
March 31, 2013 7:34 am

Can you substitute other candy bars (like milky ways) for the toffee bits, or do you think those would melt too much?

January 13, 2013 10:02 am

I made these with white chocolate instead of toffee thursday – and my friend ate roughly half of them all by herself… oh, and sprinkling with raw liquorice powder before baking? good idea… 🙂 would you mind if I posted the recipe in metric scales on my blog? All credit to you of course 🙂

January 11, 2013 3:59 pm

It would be such a nightmare to have the kitchen redone, as much as I would love to do it. These bars look great 🙂

Sharon
November 4, 2012 9:48 am

These are soooo delicious! Used light brown sugar instead and I love them. Mine required quite a bit more baking time, but definitely worth the wait. Thanks for increasing my waistline, a little bit all the time, with your fantastic recipes!

October 25, 2012 2:22 pm

Um whatttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt?!?!?! These look like heaven.

October 22, 2012 1:49 am

I had a wise friend that would tell her husband, “It’s okay, I’ll take care of it. I know you’re busy.” Seriously puts the fear in ’em. And the next thing ya know… task is finished.

NRS
October 20, 2012 3:16 pm

So the apple toffee blondies are yum! Tomorrow, i’m making these. Can i use toothpick test to check doneness? Thanks!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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