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A simple, easy, VERY RICH dessert.

Toffee Bars

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 sugar
1 cup flour

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Cream 1/2 cup butter, salt and sugar. Stir in Flour. Put into ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

Toffee Filling
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon vanilla

In heavy saucepan, stir milk, butter and salt over low heat until butter melts. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Mixture will thicken and become smooth. Stir in vanilla. Spread over baked crust. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes until filling is golden.

Fudge Frosting
1 ounce square unsweetened baking chocolate
2 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons hot water

In small saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Blend in enough of the hot water to make almost pourable consistency. Spread the frosting on warm bars. Cut into bars and remove while still warm. Cut them small, they are very rich. (And they last longer!)


Layer Bars

This is a quick and simple dessert recipe that we can throw together whenever we decide we want something sweet to end the meal or a snack after school.

1 stick butter
1 package graham cracker (or 1 cup)
1 cup shredded coconut (1/2 large bag)
1 cup chocolate chips (or 1 small bag)
1 cup butterscotch chips (optional)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt the stick of butter in a 9 x 13 pan while oven is preheating. Crush package of graham crackers finely. Sprinkle over melted butter and pat gently to form a crust. Sprinkle coconut over graham crackers. Then sprinkle chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and nuts. Shake can of sweetened condensed milk then drizzle over the top of the other ingredients. Do not mix. Bake in preheated oven 25 – 30 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove and cool. Then cut into bars.

If you do not have the nuts or butterscotch chips or you want to lower costs then you can leave them off.

Butter 1 stick $.50
Graham Crackers: $.50
Coconut: $.75
Chocolate Chips: $1.25 (My cost is probably cheaper since I buy the hugo bag at BJs and scoop out a cup or 2)
Butterscotch Chips: $1.25
Nuts: $.75 (I buy the bags at BJs scoop out a cup and chop)
Sweetened Condensed Milk: $.89
Total $5.89

This makes 24 bars so the cost per bar is about 25 cents with both types of chips and nuts.
Just with chocolate chips the cost is 20 cents a bar.