Oatmeal Toffee Bars

I bought a bag of Heath Bits ‘o Brickle Toffee Bits a while back because I love Heath Bars and figured I could find some delicious concoction to use them in.  I searched the Hershey’s Kitchens website and found a recipe for these bars.  Of course, I couldn’t leave well enough alone and added a 12 ounce bag of chocolate chips to the batter.  You can’t have toffee without chocolate in my estimation!  This created a nice ribbon of chocolaty goo in the middle of the bars.  These were really good both before and after baking.  I know this because I might have had a taste or two of the uncooked batter :).

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Oatmeal Toffee Bars (Courtesy of Hershey’s Kitchens)

Ingredients

  • 1 c (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 c packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1-1/3 c (8 oz. pkg.) Heath Bits ’0 Brickle Toffee Bits, divided
  • 1 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 c quick-cooking or regular rolled oats

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Set aside 1/4 cup toffee bits. Stir remaining toffee bits and oats into batter (batter will be stiff). Spread batter into prepared pan; sprinkle reserved 1/4 cup toffee bits over surface.
  4. Bake 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. About 36 bars.
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  1. I agree…what is better than toffee bits AND chocolate. This looks like a winner!!

    • Thanks, Coleen!

  2. What a delightful treat you have made. Can’t go wrong with oatmeal and chocolate, I say, grins!

    • Thanks, Katy!

  3. I love those tasty treats! You and I are one the same page, for sure!

    • Sweets for the sweet, eh? he he he

  4. My hubbys favorite is tofee bits. I have made quite a few from the hersheys site, havent tried these. They look wonderful, my hubby thanks you in advance.

    • You should definitely give these a go, Donna. I bet FFH would love them :)

  5. These look wonderful. I love that you added the chocolate. The world is a much better place with chocolate in it!

    • A chocolate world is much more fun isn’t it? Thanks, Cassie :)

  6. Oooh, I have bookmarked this recipe because the next time I’m in the States I’m going to get some of those bits! I saw them last week when I was shopping down there but didn’t think to get any. I’m not too familiar with Heath bars; I’ve never seen them up here.

    • Both the bits and the candy bars are great, WC! I’m sure you’ll like them.

  7. heath bars rank right up there with the whatchamacallit in my list of favorites, and i adore the toffee bits. this is a great use for them–i’d be right there with ya, feasting on the dough. :)

    • Ooooo I haven’t had a Whatchamacallit in ages. Those are good! I love eating the dough…probably too much!

  8. I have all but the toffee available right now in my pantry! Love chocolate…ummmm

    • I’m a total chocolate freak, too, Tina!

  9. Looks absolutely delicious ..
    Laila … http://lailablogs.com/

    • Thanks, Laila!


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