Toffee Bars

Yield:  24 bars




1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup light brown sugar

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

8 ounces milk chocolate, cut into 1-inch squares

¾ cup finely chopped walnuts




Preheat oven to 350 degrees F


In an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Gradually add in the flour and salt and mix thoroughly.  Transfer the batter to a 9x13x2 inch baking pan and spread evenly.  Bake approximately 20-25 minutes or until bars are slightly browned.  Remove from oven and immediately place the chocolate squares on the top of the bars and spread evenly.  Sprinkle the top with nuts and allow bars to cool, before serving.