Salted Toffee Chocolate Bars

September 8, 2014

It's no secret I love to bake.  And I got a very early start in the kitchen, baking right alongside my Mom.  See?  This is me when I was four years old! ... helping decorate my own birthday cake, no doubt.

And I've been baking up a storm in the kitchen ever since.  Even though I'm now in my early 40s, quite often I'm still baking right alongside my Mom.  Yes, we still share the love of cooking together.

We also still share the love of collecting recipes, reading cookbooks, and reading foodie magazines, too.  It's not unusual at all to hear us talking about the latest new recipe we made ... what worked well, what went wrong, what we'd change.  Or to see us thumbing through the other one's pile of recipes on the shelf, cut out from here, there, and everywhere.  {We all seem to have one of those piles, right??}  Or for us to grab a cookbook off the other one's shelf and look to see what's got a dog-eared page, just waiting it's turn in the got-to-try-this queue.

Yes, I think I inherited my love of baking, recipe hoarding, and foodie reading from my Mom.

Well, guess what?  Mom and I have discovered a new place to pore over recipes, food photos, foodie tips, trends, and techniques ~ Yahoo! Food!

Have you checked out Yahoo! Food's Digital Magazine yet?  Ohhhhhhhhh, you should.  It's cool.

Yahoo! Food has assembled an awesome team of editors and partnered with some of the best publishers in the food business ... like Bon Appetit, Epicurious, Food52, Martha Stewart, and more ... to bring us helpful articles, delicious recipes, and everything we need to be inspired in the kitchen.  All in a fun, easy-to-read digital magazine format.

It just so happens that the very moment I popped over to check out Yahoo! Food, they had an absolutely irresistible recipe staring me right in the face.

One that combines Mom's and my favorite flavors.  ~ chocolate.  toffee.  and salt.

So, these Salted Toffee Chocolate Bars just had to be made.  Had  to, I say.

Not only do these sweet-and-salty little treats combine the most fabulous flavors on Earth ... they're easy, too!  Thank you, Yahoo! Food.

See, look ...

Simply start with a layer of graham crackers laid out on a baking pan ...

... and then cook up a quick sugar-and-butter syrup.

Sprinkle the graham crackers with toffee bits and chopped {or slivered} almonds ... and pour the sugar syrup mixture all over the top.

Bake the concoction up, and then ... as soon as it comes out of the oven ... sprinkle on chocolate chips and sea salt.

Um, then try not to do a face plant into the pan while you wait for them to cool.

It'll be tough.  But I know you can do it.

Once cool, cut into squares.  And then enjoy salted-toffee-and-chocolate deliciousness, compliments of Yahoo! Food.

Click on over to Yahoo! Food's Salted Toffee Chocolate Bars for the full recipe.

Enjoy these delicious bars!  And enjoy Yahoo! Food's Digital Magazine.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Salted Toffee-Chocolate Squares
13 graham crackers
1 bag (8 ounces) toffee bits
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped toasted natural almonds
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
3/4 cup (4 ounces) bittersweet chocolate, chopped, or chocolate chips
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place graham crackers in a single layer on sheet, edges touching. Sprinkle toffee bits and almonds over graham crackers.
2. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and butter to a boil over medium-high. Reduce heat and cook at a rapid simmer, swirling pan occasionally, until mixture is syrupy, 2 minutes. Immediately pour over graham crackers. Bake until sugar topping is bubbling, 12 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle chocolate and salt over graham crackers. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut into 2-inch squares. Let cool completely on sheet on a wire rack. (Store in an airtight container, up to 1 week.)


  1. These look so good!!! All that toffee and almonds covered in the sugary syrup........ sounds heavenly!!!!

    1. Thank you, Maria! They're pretty close to sweet-&-salty perfection!!

  2. Look at you decorating your cake. Haha, so cute! I love baking too. I also love graham crackers. I think I picked the wrong time to go on a diet. Haha! Ahh!

  3. These look super good! I remember making a similar recipe when I was a kid, but these kind of take it to the next level of deliciousness:)

  4. Your recipe looks amazing. I have checked out Yahoo foods and I was impressed too! I’ve recently started co-hosting Foodie Fridays and would be honored if you would come by and share your fabulous recipe. The party starts Thursday 9 pm EST. Hope to see your there!

  5. These are so yummy! They really don't even taste like graham crackers with the butter syrup! Thank you for reminding me of this recipe! Yum!

  6. These look fabulous! So many great flavors and textures are going on! I'd love for you to share these at my Creative Ways Link Party when you get a chance! Have a great week!

  7. I just love these bars, they look fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Yum! I'm crazy for toffee and have never tried it this way!

  9. Do you ever substitute peanuts for almonds? I have a friend who is allergic to tree nuts, but not peanuts and would like to try this to share at a baking and sharing day.


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