Toffee and Nut Bars on Cookie Crust made with GF Baking Mix

Just having the homemade gluten-free baking mix available in my kitchen means I can whip together this stunning treat in no time.  You mix together the crust ingredients and bake it to a golden brown.  Meanwhile, measure the toppings to be ready to top the crust off when it comes out of the oven.  Nothing could be easier.

Occasionally, I have to put the crust and chocolate chips back in the cooling oven to melt the chips so I can spread them.  This just makes this easy recipe even easier.  Then top with shredded coconut and chopped nuts (I used pecans–that is what I had handy).  Remember to press the toppings into the chocolate so they are secure–you don’t want to miss any of this goodness!

I really do believe that the hardest thing is to wait for them to cool.  But, believe me, it is worth the wait!

Toffee, Nutty Bars with Baking Mix
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups homemade gf baking mix (recipe posted June 29)
  • ¾ cups gf chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
Instructions
  1. Combine butter and brown sugar until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add homemade gf baking mix and mix until well blended.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and prepare 9" x 12" baking pan by lining it with foil and spraying with baking spray or grease generously.
  4. Press crust dough into prepared baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
  5. After taking pan out of oven, immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let stand for 2-3 minutes so the chips melt. With the back of a spoon spread out the melted chocolate.
  6. Sprinkle the coconut and chopped nuts over the soft chocolate. Press so they are secure. Let cool completely before cutting. Makes 20-24 cookies.

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