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
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ¾ 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 ¼ 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 ¼ cup almonds. Pour mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Top with remaining ¼ almonds.
- Continue baking for 23 to 27 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
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.
LOVE your boxes, where did you get them?
Thanks Erin – it’s been several years since I bought them, but I think I found them at a craft store.
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!
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.
These sound like the perfect Christmas cookie!
Who wouldn’t love a box full of this???
Barbara, Between your description and your photos, I’m drooling:) Merry Christmas!
Breand @ Meal Planning Magic
I love toffee anything and these look delicious! Thanks for sharing and participating in the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies these last few months!
Betty @ scrambled henfruit
I love a bar cookie- especially one that sounds as good as these do. Toffee and almonds- yum! 🙂
Erika - The Teenage Taste
These look fabulous! I love toffee!
mm…toffee and almond..that’s the killer combination.
I can never decide which of my favorites to eat… you solved it.
Cookie and toffee together! Does that mean I only get one?
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! 🙂
Barbara, your friends and family are lucky! I love the boxes; they look like they are from a bakery (and I guess they are!)
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
Valérie ( France )
C’est un délice
Je te souhaite un excellente Week-end
Barbara … wow I love toffee bars, but with almonds yay!! great recipe!!
These bars look so fantastic. I love toffee! It’s hard for me to bake with them because I end up eating the whole bag beforehand 🙂
a spoonful of yumm
love how you bake so much ! i like the flavors in these bars. hope you’re having a fun festive season