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Toffee Nut Squares

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We had another family party this weekend so I made my family’s Toffee Nut Squares.  I have no idea where this recipe came from originally but it was always my sister’s fave growing up.  So for the past 20 years, when we want to make these, we go to the church cookbook where the recipe is listed under my sister’s name. That’s as good of an original author as I’ve got, folks!

For the base:
Melt 1 stick of a butter in a bowl.  Then add 1 package of dry yellow cake mix and 1 egg.  Mix about a minute until well blended.  Press in bottom of ungreased 13×9 pan and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in same bowl combine 1 c. packed brown sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla and 2 eggs. Mix well.  Then stir in 2 tbsp. flour, 1 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt.  Stir in 1 c. chocolate chips and 1/2 c. chopped walnuts.

When crust is done baking, carefully spread topping evenly over warm base.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and topping is set.

 
I don’t have a picture of these cut, but trust me the brown sugar toffee goodness oozes down into the cake layer and it is just divine!  And best of all, I usually have all these ingredients on hand (walnuts are optional so no worries if you don’t have those!).  Enjoy!
 
And on a totally unrelated note, thought I’d share this pic of my sweetie.  I sent these cookies in my kids lunches on Thurs. and hers came back looking like this.  She said it was just too, too cute to eat but she really loves cookies so she tried to nibble around it!  Aaaawww!
 
 
And on a really, really unrelated note…  I’ve done a couple campaigns for BzzAgent in the past and just last week received a box for a new campaign with all these goodies!  Already used the candle today while I was cleaning and it smelled great! Love getting free goodies!!
 
 

Natalie

Tuesday 22nd of March 2011

@Natalie Absolutely you could use pecans, but I usually make them without nuts just b/c I'm cheap and they are still fabulous! And, yes, that cookie is still sitting on our counter (since last Thurs.!!!), because nobody can bring themselves to eat it!!

Cheilsea

Monday 21st of March 2011

Love your blog! You've got some awesome ideas. I'm your newest follower :)

Natalie

Sunday 20th of March 2011

Oh my gosh, those look sooooo good! I'm allergic to walnuts...do you think I could substitute pecans?

And that cookie is so stinking funny! Hahaha! She must really love you!

Natalie

Sunday 20th of March 2011

@Yvonne@StyleBurbHa, Yvonne! I'm killing myself over here... sorry to drag you down with me! You've gotta try them, though! Almost everyone at the party asked me for the recipe! mmmmmm

Yvonne@StyleBurb

Sunday 20th of March 2011

Hi Natalie, I just want you to know that you are killing me with all these amazing recipes you keep posting!! ;) It looks so delicious and I have little to no willpower.