With a cookie crumb base, an irresistible toffee centre and a ganache topping, these are truly sinful.
- Portion size 96 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2006
- 2 cups vanilla wafer cookies crumbled
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup butter melted
- 1 egg
- 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
- 2/3 cups whipping cream
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
Line 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan with parchment paper, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) overhang for handles; set aside.
In bowl, combine crumbs with sugar. Whisk butter with egg; stir into crumb mixture until moistened. Press into prepared pan; bake in centre of 350?F (180?C) oven until golden and firm to the touch, about 10 minutes. Let cool on rack.
Toffee Filling: In saucepan, melt together butter, sugar, condensed milk and corn syrup over medium heat, stirring. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until candy thermometer reaches thread stage (230? to 234?F/110? to 112?C), 12 to 15 minutes. Pour over base. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.
Ganache Topping: Place chocolate in bowl. In microwave or on stove, bring cream to boil; pour over chocolate, whisking until smooth. Let cool to room temperature. Pour over toffee layer; refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week or overwrap in heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks.)
Using paper handles, transfer bars to cutting board; peel paper from sides. Wiping knife with damp cloth between cuts, trim edges and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) squares.
Nutritional facts <b>Per square:</b> about
- Sodium 32 mg
- Protein 1 g
- Calories 70.0
- Total fat 5 g
- Cholesterol 13 mg
- Saturated fat 3 g
- Total carbohydrate 7 g
- Iron 1.0
- Folate 1.0
- Calcium 2.0
- Vitamin A 3.0