Quick Toffee Squares

by Megan on December 19, 2010

These are the ones. These are what to make when you feel like a disaster.

Make them when you have really chippy nail polish left only on your right hand’s nails… from a month ago.

These are what you make when you get peanut butter on your jeans that just came out of the wash. The truth is you can’t spot clean peanut butter off of jeans. It’s a fact.

These are what you make when you didn’t realize you were in a cookie exchange and need to make alot of something delicious and pretty without much time.

These are the quickest and easiest of all, but don’t tell people that when you make them. Tell people you individually chose every candy cane sprinkle and chocolate chip. Tell them not to ask questions and just eat seven … teen.

Quick Toffee Squares
My Mom’s recipe, she knows what’s up


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • dash of salt, to taste

topping –

  • heaping 2 cups of chocolate chips
  • crushed candy cane or nuts for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Mix all of the ingredients together using a wooden spoon and some muscle or an electric mixer. When everything is combined fabulously press into the  bottom of a jelly-roll-sized baking sheet (the smaller of the baking sheets). Bake for 15 minutes.
  2. Take out of the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the top. Cover with another baking sheet to trap the heat in and melt the chocolate. Once the chocolate has melted spread evenly and sprinkle with candy cane bits or nuts. Slice and eat!

P.S. These freeze really well.

These toffee squares are the major hotties of the cookie-bar world.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

mum December 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm



Anne Marie December 19, 2010 at 7:10 pm

These look awesome, I can’t wait to make them. We’re traveling out of town for the holidays–I think these can make the 20+ hour drive beautifully 🙂


Megan (megabite) December 19, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Mum – You know it!

Anne Marie – These are just the right thing for a christmas trip!


laura December 19, 2010 at 10:57 pm

bless you, for giving me a recipe to make tomorrow! perfection! 🙂


kang li December 20, 2010 at 4:12 am

easy peasy! might try to make them sometime this xmas season! Merry Christmas!


Megan (megabite) December 20, 2010 at 8:11 am

Yay, Laura! 🙂 Enjoy.

Kang Li – You totally should!


Sally December 20, 2010 at 10:23 am

LOVE these!!!


Megan (megabite) December 20, 2010 at 10:44 am

Good thing, because they sure love you too.


Alikat December 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Thanks for this recipe! We *just* moved to a new house, so I only just got to start my holiday baking. I’m so glad I got to sneak this recipe in last night – Merry Christmas!


Megan (megabite) December 24, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Awesome, Alikat! Congrats on the new place!


Sally March 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Made these with Amelia just now…she’s spreading the chocolate while I type.
She said “Mom, wanna bake something?”
Me: sure!
Amelia: let’s check out Aunt Megan’s blog…I need to hold the computer so I can search for chocolate recipes. 🙂


Megan (megabite) March 20, 2011 at 7:38 pm

This is my most favorite story ever. :)!!


Shannon August 5, 2011 at 2:03 pm

So I made these for a pot luck/baby shower I went to last night. Its a good thing I brought some home because I had a very sad looking fiance as I walked out the door with the whole batch only leaving one square behind for him. He was super stoked when I came home with half! I dunno what the other girls were having for desert but they missed out!

Oh and instead of candy cane I put skor bits on top! So Yummy!


Megan (megabite) August 5, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Oh! I’m glad your fiance got to have more of them!

Skor bits on top sounds perfect!


Amy December 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Does it matter what kind of chocolate chips? I used milk chocolate and they just wouldn’t melt enough to spread!!


Megan December 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Shouldn’t matter! Turn your oven on low/warm, about 200F tops and pop the bars back in just until the chips are melty enough to spread. Hope you love them!


Cancel reply

Leave a Comment


{ 3 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: