Friday, April 8, 2011

Coffee Toffee Bars

I can't wait to try these!  I love coffee, and what goes better with coffee than bars?

Coffee Toffee Bars
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup quick rolled oats
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons butter
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Heat oven to 350. Coat 9x13 inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.
2. Combine 1/2 cup melted butter, oats, brown sugar, flour, nuts, and baking soda in large bowl.  Press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan.
3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until surface is bubbly. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in medium saucepan, over medium heat.  Add sweetened condensed milk, coffee, and vanilla. Cook and stir until mixture thickens, about 15 minutes.  Pour over crust.
4. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven.  Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips on top.  Let stand one minute.  Spread chocolate while warm.  Cool thoroughly.  Refrigerate 30 minutes if chocolate is still soft.  Cut into bars.

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