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Toffee Squares With Toasted Pecans Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

A crunchy and sweet dessert square recipe topped with pecans.

Ingredients


Makes (1) 9x13 inch baking dish

Bottom layer
1 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups all purpose flour

Topping
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups pecans, chopped
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

Toffee Squares

Preheat oven to 375F.

Grease 9x13 inch baking dish.

Bottom Layer

Place the butter, brown sugar into a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer at medium speed to beat until light and fluffy. Mix in salt.

Add flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing until fully incorporated after each addition.

Continue mixing until dough begins to come together.

Press dough into baking dish. Prick the dough in several places

with a fork.

Place into the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove to a cooling rack and let cool.

Reduce oven to 325F.

Topping

Place butter, brown sugar, honey, granulated sugar, and heavy cream into a saucepan and heat over high heat.

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for about 1 minute, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.

Remove pan from heat; stir in salt, nuts and vanilla.

Pour onto the crust.

Place into the 325F. oven and bake 15 to 20 minutes. until filling bubbles,

Remove from oven and transfer it to wire rack to cool completely.

Cut with a sharp knife cut into 1 by 3 inch bars.

Store in an airtight container.

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