Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars

Brown Sugar Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars.. A ruch brown sugar shortbread, smothered with a sweetened condensed caramel sauce topped with milk chocolate and toffee bits. SO GOOD!!

These Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars are a buttery brown sugar shortbread crust, filled with a sweetened condensed milk caramel and topped with milk chocolate and toffee bits! SO sweet and rich!

This is one of those recipes that has been around for ages, I think.

 

I found the base for this recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a try…unfortunately the picture just kept leading me back to a million other sites and never a proper source.  Annoying.  So I slightly varied the recipe that the person reposted on the picture. Recipe police don’t arrest me.

 

Can we talk about all the food on Pinterest for a quick second allegedly being THE BEST… or MOST AMAZING…BEST EVER… LIKE CRACK..

Let’s end that trend, kay?

Because here’s why….

I got an email informing me that I should change the name of my Peanut Butter Cup Crack Brownies…because brownies are indeed NOT like crack.

Apparently I have misled a lot of people.

 

I truly hope none of you guys tried those brownies and were let down because you didn’t end up high at the end of a street corner.  I’m such a jerk. A giant crack liar.

Sorry bout that.

 

Anyhowwwww….

In this case “Best Ever” might apply.  Because these are the “Best Ever Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars” I’ve ever had.

They actually might be the only Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars I’ve ever had, soooo, there’s that….

Also, my pictures look NOTHING like the picture on Pinterest so I think I a) might have done something completely differently or b) the photo was not actually the finished product of the recipe.  Not sure.

 

The base is a brown sugar shortbread, the filling is a caramelized sweetened condensed milk and the topping is a mixture of milk chocolate and toffee.  It’s everything you could want all in one place.

LIKE CRACK! Wait…

Brown Sugar Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars.. A ruch brown sugar shortbread, smothered with a sweetened condensed caramel sauce topped with milk chocolate and toffee bits. SO GOOD!!

The steps are super easy.

Just make your crust…just brown sugar, butter and flour…

Brown Sugar Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars.. A ruch brown sugar shortbread, smothered with a sweetened condensed caramel sauce topped with milk chocolate and toffee bits. SO GOOD!!

Press it into a pan and bake it…

Brown Sugar Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars.. A ruch brown sugar shortbread, smothered with a sweetened condensed caramel sauce topped with milk chocolate and toffee bits. SO GOOD!!

Then melt some butter with sweetened condensed milk and pour that all over…

Brown Sugar Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars.. A ruch brown sugar shortbread, smothered with a sweetened condensed caramel sauce topped with milk chocolate and toffee bits. SO GOOD!!

Bake it until it’s brown and bubbly and caramelly…

Brown Sugar Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars.. A ruch brown sugar shortbread, smothered with a sweetened condensed caramel sauce topped with milk chocolate and toffee bits. SO GOOD!!

Grab some milk chocolate chips and toffee bits..Brown Sugar Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars.. A ruch brown sugar shortbread, smothered with a sweetened condensed caramel sauce topped with milk chocolate and toffee bits. SO GOOD!!Sprinkle milk chocolate chips all over the hot filling and pop back in the oven for 2 minutes until the chocolate is glossy and spreadable…

Brown Sugar Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars.. A ruch brown sugar shortbread, smothered with a sweetened condensed caramel sauce topped with milk chocolate and toffee bits. SO GOOD!!

Carefully spread it all over.  It’s ok if it’s not perfect.  You’re going to top all that with toffee.

Brown Sugar Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars.. A ruch brown sugar shortbread, smothered with a sweetened condensed caramel sauce topped with milk chocolate and toffee bits. SO GOOD!!

See?

Brown Sugar Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars.. A ruch brown sugar shortbread, smothered with a sweetened condensed caramel sauce topped with milk chocolate and toffee bits. SO GOOD!!

Let these guys cool COMPLETELY!  I actually let them sit overnight before I cut them. But you could easily pop them in the fridge to speed up the cooling process.  That’d be fine!

Brown Sugar Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars.. A ruch brown sugar shortbread, smothered with a sweetened condensed caramel sauce topped with milk chocolate and toffee bits. SO GOOD!!

And then die.

Brown Sugar Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars.. A ruch brown sugar shortbread, smothered with a sweetened condensed caramel sauce topped with milk chocolate and toffee bits. SO GOOD!!

Because they’re so good. Not because of the crack.

 

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Shortbread Toffee Cookie Bars

  • Author: Cookies & Cups

Description:

makes 30 squares.


Ingredients:

Shortbread Crust

  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

Filling

  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter

Topping

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Toffee Bits

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a 9×13 pan with foil and spray lightly with nonstick spray.

Shortbread Crust

  1. Beat butter and sugar together until combined, 1-2 minutes.
  2. Mix in flour. Mixture will be slightly dry. Press into prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

Filling

  1. In a small saucepan heat sweetened condensed milk and butter together until butter is smooth. Pour over shortbread crust. Bake 12-15 minutes until filling is bubbly and browned. It will almost take on a light caramel appearance. Remove from oven

Topping

  1. Immediately sprinkle milk chips on top of filling when it comes out of the oven. Place back in oven for 2 minutes until chips are shiny and soft.
  2. Carefully spread the chips over the filling with an off-set spatula.
  3. Sprinkle with toffee bits, pressing into milk chocolate.
  4. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Notes:

You can lace these in the refrigerator to help speed up the cooling process.
I allowed mine to cool at room temperature, though, over night before I sliced and served.

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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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Crftygms
Crftygms

I found this recipe and made it several times for church events before Christmas. Everyone wanted the recipe! These bars are sooo good!!! I made them today for my daughter and somehow messed up the order of the recipe. They still turned out delicious!! Love, love, love these! Thank you for what will be o e a Christmas tradition!

Dana

Oh my gosh! This is the most delicious dessert that I have ever made. They didn’t even last two days in our house-everybody loved them! And they were very easy to make.

Emily
Emily

YUMMM- such an easy recipe and super tasty! These are very thin bars- which is totally fine because they are super rich. I just had expected them to be a tad thicker (always hard to tell from the pictures). They would be perfect for Xmas cookie exchange! They also freeze wonderfully!

HOlly
HOlly

I just made the bars, however, the fillilng didn’t solidify. it oozed out and the bars were fragile. I cooked according to the receipe. Not sure if I did something wrong

gordy
gordy

I made these and followed the recipe (mostly). I made my own toffee bits instead of the packaged ones, and get this, I also put ground ghost pepper in the sweetened condensed milk/butter mixture. Heat and Sweet go together nicely!

Jane
Jane

Thank you I have made these multiple times. Everyone loves them. I’ve changed the recipe a bit. I double the shortbread layer,adding a pinch of salt and use Mexican sweetened condensed milk (Nestle La Lechera) It has a deeper flavor.

Cora
Cora

Delicious! I would add salt to the shortbread next time, to cut down on the sweetness. I also left out the butter in the milk, didn’t see why that was necessary and they turned out great! My family loves them and they are in danger of disappearing!

Kerri
Kerri

Has anyone froze these? Do they freeze well?

T. Mac
T. Mac

Have made these quite a few times, and love them. Easy and everyone always asks for the recipe – so I send them your way!

Janet
Janet

Fantastic recipe! They never last more then a few days at my house. Had to adjust the cooking time for the filling, 15 minutes wasn’t quite enough. Just finished making another batch at the request of my family.

Reciperepresentative

These were awesome…it tasted like a Twix bar and a Heath Bar combined. So yummy. I froze mine then let is sit out for a little bit for a cold delicious treat—easy to make ahead for sure. 🙂

Nikki

Didn’t work! F this recipe. Hope it works for someone else.

peggy
peggy

Doing bars for an event. Can I make 3 or 4 days in advance? If so how do I store them. Thanks

peggy
peggy

I’m making these for a wedding. Are the bars something I can make in advance, like 3 or 4 days ahead of time? If so how would I store them

MarySue Baldwin

Haha! You “crack” me up! These are my favorite toffee bars but i have never had a recipe…till now! Thank you! I will be making them tonight! Yum!

Ahmad

Too nice

Pat
Pat

Is the flour all purpose or self rising for the shortbread?
PS… These are delish!

kmast93
kmast93

A “giant crack liar” I spit out my water laughing when I read that. Seriously people. This is a great recipe, thanks for posting.

Britney

I’m making these right now and you are right- I’m dying of deliciousness!!

Thank you for this taste of heaven… It’s amazing!

Sarit
Sarit

If I use sweetened condensed coconut milk instead, will it still caramelize?
So excited to make these!!

Paige
Paige

I just made two batches and didn’t have the condensed milk so did not use it and they are delicious. However, if I do not freeze them, I will end up eating all of them. With that being said, do you know how they are after freezing them? I would love to take a batch to my daughter’s doctors but her appointment is a week away and I am not sure that they will still be fresh or I will eat them! Thanks for your help.

Laura
Laura

These are amazing! My husband ate half the pan in one sitting which is quite impressive.
I would have too if I had his metabolism.

Susan
Susan

This was without a doubt the best recipe I’ve ever made. I added a 1/2 cup of creamy peanutbutter to the milk on the stove. We can’t stop eating it…..thanks so much.

Michelle Guier
Michelle Guier

What if you don’t have toffee?

Randie tovar
Randie tovar

When I read this I had to try to make them they where so good cheap to make and my family love them 🙂

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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