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Holiday Recipes – Shortbread Chocolate Toffee Bars

chocolate toffee Growing up I spent a lot of time in the kitchen around the holidays so I want to be sure that my children have those same memories. This holiday season we have teamed up with Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk to sweeten the season!

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The buttery taste of sweet toffee reminds me of my Grandfather and growing up around the holidays I could always count on him to bring me toffee so this recipe is a new holiday favorite with a bite of tradition from the past.

 Shortbread Chocolate Toffee Bars  Recipe


Shortbread Bottom-

  • 1 cup butter softened  
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour

Toffee Center – 

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can Eagle Brand®  sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 TSP vanilla
  • 3 TBSP light corn syrup
  • 12 oz bag of chocolate chips for melting



To start this recipe you will first start by creating the shortbread bottom crust. You’ll want your butter to be softened and the oven to be preheated to 350 degrees.

Simply mix your butter, flour and sugar for the shortbread. Pack into the bottom of a greased baking pan.

Bake for 25 minutes until edges are brown and allow to cool.

shortread recipe

Next you will want to start the toffee layer by melting your butter in a sauce pan. Add your condensed milk and and corn syrup and bring to a full rolling boil stirring constantly. Allow to cook for 5-8 minutes.

Remove form the heat and add in your vanilla. Pour over your cooled shortbread and allow to cool. Once it has cooled you will want to melt your chocolate chips in a double broiler. Top with a layer of chocolate and allow to cool then refrigerate.

shortbread toffee bars

What things are you baking this year that are holiday traditions?

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  1. Tracie Trump on January 3, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    These look delicious and the perfect treat for a Valentines Day party!

  2. Rust on December 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    love shortbread — and toffee! These sound yummy!

  3. Sonya Morris on December 15, 2013 at 9:23 am

    These look so yummy!

  4. Rebecca on December 13, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Hi, I just wanted to point out that there’s nothing in the actual instructions about the brown sugar for the toffee. I’m currently in the process of making it and I just stirred it in with the vanilla after removing from heat until it was smoothly dissolved. Hope that was right..

    • Rebecca on January 1, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      FYI — it worked out fine with the brown sugar. Everyone loved the recipe!

  5. ellen beck on December 10, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I just made these the other day from your recipe and they turned out great! Everyone loved them and they all disppeared so quickly. I added this recipe to my colloection.

  6. Mer on December 7, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Yum! Shortbread cookies are my favorite and I often dip them in chocolate (with crushed candy canes dusted in top if I’m feeling especially festive), but this just takes it to a new level. What a wonderful flavor combination!

  7. Jean on December 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    These look WONDERFUL. I adore shortbread and love all kinds of toffee, so this sounds like a recipe made for me!

  8. Janet W. on December 7, 2013 at 3:59 am

    This looks like a delicious dessert! I’d love to put this on our dessert buffet at our Christmas dinner!

  9. Katie on December 3, 2013 at 6:05 am

    I have a holiday party to attend in a week and a half and I know what I am taking for a special treat! I do not see how anyone could not LOVE this little treat. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Allison Downes on December 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    These looks really yummy! Seems like a simple recipe too. I will have to give this a try for a Christmas treat. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Wendy T on December 1, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Those look fabulous!

  12. Becca @ Mama B on December 1, 2013 at 8:11 am

    These look SO good!

  13. Tammy S on November 30, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Oh my goodness. These look amazing! I will have to try and make these. These would be awesome to bring to work for our holiday potluck.

  14. ellen beck on November 30, 2013 at 12:49 am

    I have made these before they are super good and the plate is always emptied anytime I have taken them anywhere!

  15. mrsshukra on November 29, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I have been looking for a new dessert to make for Christmas, thanks!

  16. Laura Jacobson on November 29, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Oh these look so good! I love toffee and think these would be a huge hit with my family! YUM

  17. Amanda A on November 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I love toffee! This looks yummy! I will have to try them out.

  18. Gianna on November 29, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    These look sooooo good!

  19. denise on November 29, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I think it looks pretty complicated but I think I might try it.

  20. amanda whitley on November 29, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    for verifications wanted to mention some of my comments are coming up under heavensent2272 and some are under my name.

  21. amanda whitley on November 29, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    mmm these would make awesome treats to give out for my family Christmas party

  22. David on November 29, 2013 at 9:54 am

    My wife makes peanut butter bars that look very similar to those but are obviously different because they have peanut butter.