Friday, April 18, 2008

Choco-Toffee Dream Bars


I decided to make these bars last weekend. It has been a few years since I have made them. They are a nice bar we enjoyed them. However, if I were to make them again I would only use 3/4 cup of brown sugar in the topping as they were a bit sweet. When looking for the Rhubarb Dessert I found this one, remembering they were good, decided to make them as well. In looking at the file draw I have of recipes, I realized there are a lot of recipes to put up....when you have been cooking for hmmmm to many years to say..one does accumulate a lot of recipes.

Choco-Toffee Dream Bars

Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease a 13X9X2 inch baking pan.

Pastry

Combine:
2 Cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup lightly, packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cups soft butter

Blend this until crumbly
Press into bottom of prepared pan. Bake in preheated 350F. oven for 10 minutes.

Topping

1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Blend together and set aside.

2 eggs
Beat until foamy

Stir in
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
Blend in dry ingredients and then stir in:

1 cup raisins, plumped*
1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, (I used milk chocolate chips)

Spread over baked pastry. Return to oven and bake for an additional 25 to 30 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.

Makes 4 dozen bars

*To plump raisins-cover with boiling water. Let stand for 5 minutes and then drain them.


6 comments:

R said...

yummy!

Hendria said...

r.... yup...they are :)
thanks for the comment

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

These look SO delish! :)

Hendria said...

How to eat a cupcake....thanks for the comment... :)

Valerie said...

My mom made Dream Bars when I was young (late 1950s, 1960s). I loved them! I don't remember her putting chocolate or walnuts in. I am going to leave the walnuts out but put the chocolate in. Your photo looks exactly the way I remember my mother's bars looking :)

Valerie said...

I just made these tonight--they were going to be for Thanksgiving lunch tomorrow. But the pastry is so floury. I looked up another recipe for them and I wonder if your measurements are off--ought it to have been ONE cup of flour and not two? I don't think I have enough ingredients to make them again for tomorrow but I think I will try another website for the pastry recipe.

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