Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Toffee Chip Cheesecake Bars

This is the other dessert I took to my parents' house for Thankgiving along with the Better-Than-Brad-Pitt Brownies. It was the first time that I made them. They are from Coleen's Recipes (where Coleen is no longer posting new recipes, but you can still search her archives for delicious recipes). She used dark chocolate cocoa for the crust so I did too. I sprinkled coconut on the top of some of them and I preferred those to the bars without. The crust was dry, but besides that it was pretty good. I'll try to work with the crust part to make it better next time. I like finding recipes for those toffee bits.

Toffee Chip Cheesecake Bars
1¼ c. flour
1 cup powdered sugar
½ c. unsweetened cocoa
¼ t. baking soda
¾ c. butter 1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla extract
1½ c. English toffee bits (divided)

Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Combine the flour, powdered sugar, cocoa and baking soda in a medium bowl; cut in butter until it is crumbly. Press firmly on the bottom of an un-greased 9" x 13" baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

Beat the cream cheese until it is fluffy then add the sweetened condensed milk, eggs and vanilla and beat until it is smooth. Stir in one cup of the English toffee bits. Pour this mixture over the hot crust. Bake for 25 minutes or until set and the very edges just start to turn golden. Cool 10 minutes and then sprinkle on the remaining one half cup of toffee bits. Cool completely, then refrigerate until the bars are cold. Store leftovers in the fridge.

11 comments:

  1. These sound good. I love toffee! This reminded me I have a really good toffee bar recipe that I haven't made in a really, really long time! I'll have to see if I can even find it.

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  2. I am a huge fan of bars....because my family is from Minnesota and we are required to like them.

    I can't wait to try these!

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  3. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  4. Yum yum! I see some really nice recipes for dessert posted on your blog. I will have to convince my my boys to look through them and possibly coerce them into baking some. I don't bake. I will learn to follow a recipe eventually = P

    May

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  5. Oh, Valerie, you're making it really hard for a girl to lose a few lbs! :) At least I'll be happy in the meantime!

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  6. These sure do look super duper yummy! Chocolate, Cheesecake and toffee, winning combination in my book!

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  7. I've SO been loving toffee bits in everything lately--these look great!

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  8. Boy do those look good. I love brownies... especially with toffee.

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  9. I just came over from a friend's blog. The brownies look great. I'll have to look at your other recipes. Thanks for sharing - I'll be back!

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  10. I so would love to invite you to a cookie exchange. For sure you would be the most popular one there.

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  11. Those look super delicious! I must have them immediately!

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