Almond Toffee Bars

A crumbly, shortbread cookie crust is topped with a sweet, gooey, chocolate, toffee and almond topping. This chewy bar cookie comes together in almost no time, perfect if you’re looking for something quick and delicious to make for the holidays.

I saw this recipe on Crazy for Crust and Dorothy raved about how much she loves this bar and makes it over and over again. I decided it would be the perfect finale to my 12 weeks of Christmas cookies.

The recipe originally came from Land O’ Lakes. I changed it up a bit and decided to make the crust in the food processor, so it came together even more quickly.

This is another recipe that I loved watching bake in the oven. The topping changes from a milky color as the chocolate and toffee melt and get bubbly to a rich amber/chocolate color.

I packed up my cookie boxes with this year’s 12 Weeks of Christmas cookies that I’d been diligently saving in the freezer and gave them away over the weekend to friends and family.

My family’s favorite cookies this year were the Lemon Bar Cookie Cups, the Chewy Caramel Stuffed Sugar Cookies, the Fudge-Filled Toffee Pecan Sandies, and the Chocolate Fudge Butterfinger Cookies, but there wasn’t one that we didn’t like.

Wishing you all happy holidays with lots of delicious, homemade cookies!

Almond Toffee Bars

Yield: 24 bars

Almond Toffee Bars


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8-ounce) package milk chocolate English toffee bits
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Heat oven to 350°F.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, sugar and 1/4 cup almonds by pulsing 3 to 4 times. Add butter and pulse 8 to 10 times until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

Combine sweetened condensed milk, egg and vanilla in small bowl. Add toffee bits and 1/4 cup almonds. Pour mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Top with remaining 1/4 almonds. Continue baking for 23 to 27 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.


adapted from Land O' Lakes

This post is week 12 of my 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies posts. I hope you got some great ideas. Please check out all of the fabulous cookies the other 12 weeks of Christmas Cookies (and sweets) bakers baked up for this week.


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  1. says

    Thanks for the recipe! I have a big box of toffee bits and I have been trying to figure out what to do with them, this looks perfect. I’ve made toffee bars with melted chocolate and nuts on top, but this idea is great!

  2. says

    You are so good at stashing those cookies away. They all sound so good but I’m partial to this chocolate and toffee bar. I’m starting to find my mojo. I’ve made stuff, just never seem to get to the picture stage.

  3. says

    What a wonderful gift for your family & friends! One of my fondest childhood memories is the annual box of decorated Christmas Cookies from a family friend. We enjoyed every crumb! :)

  4. says

    Delicious and so perfect to snack on this time of year while decorating, wrapping gifts, etc. And I couldn’t leave a comment on your gorgeous raspberry-cream cheese braid from the other day but wow was it stunning! Your house must smell extra special around the holidays! Oooh and first Xmas as a grandma?!!! xo

  5. says

    I love almonds! ALL types!!! Toasted, Roasted, Unsalted, Raw, Smoked or Natural lol anything to do with almonds and throw toffee into the mix just SUPERB!

    Thanks for the recipe! So excited about making this!

  6. says

    Ummm..I don’t even know what to say because it might be incoherent. Well, since I’m typing it won’t be – I must have these soon! Almond toffee bars are one of my favorite things in the world, including non-food related. Yours are it! So sad to see week 12 upon you, but I know you’ll continue to tempt us with more :)