Toffee Walnut Chocolate Chip Bars

Comfort food means different things to different people. If I asked 15 people what was comfort food for them I would get 15 different answers. For my husband, it usually involves fried chicken and mac and cheese – for me it varies by my mood. Sometimes it’s a good southern fried chicken dinner, sometimes it’s a salty bag of chips, other times it’s a warm chewy chocolate chip cookie. When the chocolate chip cookie craving happens, this is my “go to” recipe.

This is a simple recipe developed by America’s Test kitchen. It can hold up to 3 cups of any mix-ins you like. Dried fruit, candy, or any type of chip (white chocolate, peanut butter, etc) would work. I like the combination of toffee and chocolate chips. Toffee adds a sweet buttery undertone similar to caramel which I love with semisweet chocolate. I used toffee chips but you could also crush up some toffee bars or homemade toffee candy. I’ve been saving a bag of 62% cacao chocolate chunks since BlogHer Food in May waiting on the right recipe inspiration. 62% cacao is a semisweet chocolate, which is perfect for these bars – not too sweet.


Mix butter, sugar, and wet ingredients. Fold in dry ingredients.

Add mix-ins and turn out into pan.

Press into pan and bake.


1 Comment

  1. Heather
    September 14, 2011

    oh yum, starbucks has (had? I haven’t been in a while) a chocolate chip toffee bar that is incredible. I will have to make these soon. Thanks for sharing!


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