Tested till perfect Cookie recipe: Chocolate Toffee Squares

Cookie recipe: Chocolate Toffee Squares

With a cookie crumb base, an irresistible toffee centre and a ganache topping, these are truly sinful.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2006

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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  • Portion size 96

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 2cupsvanilla wafer cookievanilla wafer cookies, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupbutter, melted
  • 1 1eggeggs

Toffee Filling:

  • 1 cup 1cupbutter
  • 1 cup 1cuppacked dark brown sugar
  • 1 can (300 mL) 1can (300 mL)sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcorn syrup

Ganache Topping:

  • 6 oz 6ozbittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupwhipping cream
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Preparation

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 Information Per square: about

cal 70 pro 1g total fat 5g sat. fat 3g
carb 7g fibre 0 chol 13mg sodium 32mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 1 vit A 3 folate 1
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