It’s that time of the week in Dubai when no matter how the entire day has been, everyone will be in a good mood for the next 15 mins as the countdown to weekend begins! Plans for the weekend are probably being exchanged at work, and some of us must even be secretly logged in to Facebook 😀 … Am sure there must be a lot of bbq plans this weekend too, to make the most of whatever is left of winter here. If so, then I have the perfect dessert you can bake and take along with you… Toffee Bars! This is an extremely simple dessert which has a brown sugar shortbread as the base (which gives the toffee effect), and topped off by mouthwatering chocolate and chopped nuts! The best part is it only involves a few ingredients and is quick to assemble! I personally love such desserts that are simple to bake but the final result makes it look like you’ve been at it for hours … but ssshhhh, i won’t tell anyone if you don’t wink emoticon …. While I go and make someone’s weekend very special by delivering these box of goodies, make sure you have a fantastic one yourselves! smile emoticon But wait … note down the recipe first, but only after you have drooled over the pic a bit .. haha!
Makes approximately 16 squares
All Purpose Flour: 1 cup
Light Brown Sugar: 1/2 cup
Unsalted Butter: 113 grams
Chocolate Chips (semi sweet): 1 and 1/2 cup
Chopped Nuts: 1/2 cup
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Have an 8″ (20cm) square cake tin ready. There is no need to grease this one.
In a bowl, add and whisk the unsalted butter and brown sugar until well-combined.
Add the sifted flour to the mixture and mix well.
Add the batter to the square cake tin, and press firmly with your hands to make sure it is levelled out evenly.
Bake in your pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.
While the base is baking,melt the chocolate chips along with 1 tbsp of unsalted butter. Immediately spread over the base as soon as it is out of the oven.
Add chopped nuts on top of the chocolate spread.
Allow the Toffee Bars to cool completely at room temperature. Wait until the chocolate has set before cutting up in squares.
Congratulations! Your Toffee Bars are ready to be served! 🙂