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Almond Crunch Toffee Bars

These decadent dessert bars have a delicious shortbread base that is topped with chocolate, toffee and, almonds!

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A decadent, rich shortbread base with toffee, chocolate chips, and almonds baked on top. This almond crunch toffee bar recipe is made easier by using toffee bits purchased in the store, which makes a wonderful chewy toffee in half the time!

Why I Think You’ll Love This Recipe!

almond crunch toffee bars sliced on a plate with the author holding a square in her kitchen.
  • These look complicated, but you will be surprised at how easy they really are!
  • If you do not like nuts, you can just sprinkle extra toffee bits on top instead of almonds!

Almond Crunch Toffee Bars

These dense, chewy bars are a fabulous change from the norm—and they’re made from basic ingredients, too! They’re for people who love a little more chewiness in their treats so they can savor the flavors longer!

Toffee Bits

  • You can find the toffee bits in the baking aisle next to the chocolate chips.
  • The toffee bits are made by Heath or by Skor, and they are made with almonds, so this is not nut-free.

Types Of Nuts To Use

This recipe calls for almonds, as they pair well with toffee. But there are lots of other nuts you can use too, like hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios or my personal favorite, pecans. Pick your favorite nut and feel free to substitute it for the almonds!

almond crunch toffee bars sliced into squares on a blue plate and ona red cake stand.

How To Make These Bars

This recipe looks complicated because of the layers, but it really has only a few steps! Make sure to check out the entire recipe card for the in-depth steps to make this; this is just a summary.

  1. Beat butter and sugar, add flour, beating until well mixed.
  2. Press dough into the greased pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Combine toffee bits and corn syrup in a saucepan and stir until the toffee is dissolved. Add in 1/2 cup almonds. 
  4. Spread toffee mixture onto crust. Sprinkle the rest of the almonds and chocolate chips over the top. Bake for 15 more minutes.
  5. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
close up of almond crunch toffee bars sliced into squares.

Karlynn’s Tips

  • Watch the last 5 minutes of baking for the nuts to brown as they can burn quite quickly.
  • Replace the almonds with pecans for a richer flavor.

How to Store Almond Toffee Bars

These bars can be easily stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to three days. They are also the perfect dessert to keep in your freezer for when guests pop over. They can be placed in an airtight container with wax paper placed between the layers so they do not freeze together.

With their irresistible combination of buttery sweetness and caramelized goodness, these delectable almond toffee bars will surely become a family favorite.

Happy baking, everyone!

Love,

Karlynn

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Almond Crunch Toffee Bars

These decadent dessert bars have a delicious shortbread base that is topped with chocolate, toffee and, almonds!
5 from 1 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
Bar
Servings
16
Calories
314
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups Heath Toffee Bits OR Skor bits
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sliced almonds divided
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grease sides of 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. 
  • Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. 
  • Gradually add flour, beating until well blended. 
  • Press dough evenly into prepared pan. 
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. 
  • Meanwhile, combine toffee bits and corn syrup in medium saucepan. 
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until toffee is melted (about 10 to 12 minutes). Stir in 1/2 cup almonds. 
  • Spread toffee mixture to within 1/4-inch of edges of crust. 
  • Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup almonds and chocolate chips over the top. 
  • Bake an additional 15 minutes or until bubbly. 
  • Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 16g, Calories: 314kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 118mg, Potassium: 67mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 385IU, Calcium: 35mg, Iron: 1.1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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These decadent dessert bars have a delicious shortbread base that is topped with chocolate, toffee and, almonds!

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. MmmisforMommy says

    Yum! These look similar to my pecan bars.. I want to give these a shot too 🙂

  2. Rambling Tart says

    This made me smile. 🙂 Yes, the women in my family called them dainties. 🙂

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      @Rambling Tart When I use the word dainties, it reminds me of my Grandma SO much. Makes me happy but miss her at the same time.

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