Toffee Bars

  I first had these bars when a roommate of mine in college made them.  I never got the recipe so I winged it when I started making them a few years ago.  They are very simple with a nice crunch.


  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 3 tbsp corn syrup

  • 1 package graham crackers

  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • nuts or heath bits


1. Line a large sheet pan with sides with either aluminum foil or a silicone mat

2. Cover the bottom of the pan with a single layer of graham crackers

3. In a saucepan combine butter, sugar, vanilla and syrup, heat over medium heat until all ingredients are combined

4. Place a candy thermometer in the pot and cook the mixture to hard ball stage

5. Pour the mixture over the graham crackers

6. Place in a 375 degree oven for 7-8 minutes until the entire toffee mixture bubbles

7. Remove from oven and let sit for 2 minutes

8. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top evenly

8. Let sit for 2 minutes

9. Spread the now melted chocolate chips evenly over the top of the toffee

10. Sprinkle the top with either chopped nuts or Heath bits

11. Chill for 1-2 hours

12. Break into pieces

Can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks