Toffee BarsThis incredibly easy-to-make dessert treat is perfect for any occasion. These toffee bars travel very well, making them great for picnics, family gatherings, and reunions, to name a few!

BASE:
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cubed

TOPPING:
1 egg
1 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and brown sugar; cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Press into an ungreased 13 inch x 9 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown; cool slightly.

2. In a small bowl, beat the egg, brown sugar, vanilla extract and baking powder until well blended. Stir in the coconut and chopped nuts; spread over the crust. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack; cut into bars. Makes 24 bars.

Emily

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