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Toffee Bark

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Ingredients

2 cups milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup toffee bits

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Toffee Bark

  • Easy

About This Recipe

I don’t know if it’s a function of age or having had lots of cavities as a child, with big fillings that act as wedges, but I started breaking my teeth about ten years ago. The first time was, tragically enough, when biting into my favorite candy: Heath bars.

The combination of salty caramel toffee and milk chocolate is simply irresistible to me. I haven’t had a bite of one of those candy bars since. Sigh.

Now, it’s possible to approximate the flavor of a Heath bar several ways: by using caramel sauce over chocolate ice cream and adding a pinch of salt, or by combining plain old caramel and milk chocolate. But there’s nothing quite like the flavor of the toffee in a Heath bar. That’s why I invented this candy recipe, which is the easiest recipe in the world.

All you need is two ingredients: milk chocolate chips and Heath bits. The bits are those little pieces of chopped up Heath bar that you can find near the chocolate chips in the grocery store. They are much kinder on your teeth, but I wanted to take it a step further. I crushed the bits so there would be no tooth threat whatsoever.

If you have the option, use Guittard milk chocolate chips. They have the best flavor and the creamiest texture. You could also chop up a Dove chocolate bar or use a fancy bar; 12 ounces will do the trick.

And what a success! I am so happy I can again have a Heath-bar-like snack. In fact, I think it’s even better than the original.

Steps

1
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Place the milk chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high power for 1 minute; remove and stir.

2
Done

Continue microwaving for 30 second intervals on high, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

3
Done

Spread parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spoon the melted chocolate onto the paper; smooth with a spoon into a rectangle about 8" x 10".

4
Done

Put the toffee bits in a plastic baggie, then pound with a rolling pin to crush. You can make the bits as small as you want; some dust is delicious.

5
Done

Sprinkle the toffee dust and bits onto the chocolate. Press in a bit with your fingers (you get to lick off whatever stays on your fingers, you know). Refrigerate until firm, then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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Linda Larsen has a B.A. in Biology from St. Olaf College, and a B.S. in Food Science and Nutrition with High Distinction from the University of Minnesota. She has worked for the Pillsbury Company on the Bake-Off and in their test kitchens since 1988. Linda has written 37 cookbooks (and Medical Ethics for Dummies) since 2005.

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