Friday, October 18, 2013

English Toffee Cookie Bars



http://www.amazon.com/Hometown-Harvest-Celebrate-inspiring-Collection/dp/1620930277/ref=as_li_wdgt_ex?&linkCode=wey&tag=flmewilo-20

This is my favorite time of year...I love all the leaves changing, the chilly weather, it's the perfect season to bake and I love all the comfort foods that you get to make.  I'm always looking for new recipes and the perfect cookbook to get me started is Hometown Harvest from Gooseberry Patch.  This book is filled with recipes, tips and warm fall memories.  You have Hometown Pancake Breakfast, Church Social Soup Supper, Thanksgiving Dinner to Remember, Game Day Get- Together, Pumpkin Patch Sweets, Slow-Cooker Potluck Pleasers, and Over the River & Through the Woods.  The last section is filled with stories and memories from people around the world.  I really enjoyed reading the traditions that everyone shared.   




I've been whipping up quite a few recipes, but the one that stood out the most are these bars.  I make homemade toffee all the time and couldn't believe you could make them into bars.  Well let me tell you...they are so simple to make and taste divine.  I can't wait to make them again!


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Ingredients are as follows: 

1 C butter, softened
1 C brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C all-purpose flour
8 (1 1/2 oz.) milk chocolate candy bars (I used 1 C chocolate chips)
1 C chopped walnuts


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Cream together the butter and brown sugar.


Add the egg yolk and vanilla; stir to combine.


Mix in the flour.


Pat the dough into an ungreased 15 x 10" cookie sheet.  (I have to say, this dough was quite sticky, however I found that if I wet my hands a little it made spreading the dough a lot easier!)

 
Bake for 18-20 minutes; until lightly brown around the edges.



Remove from oven and immediately pour on the chocolate chips.


Wait a few minutes then evenly spread over the bars.


Sprinkle on the chopped nuts.


Slice, serve and enjoy!

http://www.amazon.com/Hometown-Harvest-Celebrate-inspiring-Collection/dp/1620930277/ref=as_li_wdgt_ex?&linkCode=wey&tag=flmewilo-20

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment below telling me what your favorite Fall recipe is!

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This contest is open to U.S. residents and will end on October 28th.  Please note, I was provided with a copy of the cookbook to review, however the opinions expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links.



 

297 comments:

  1. My favorite Fall recipe is cream cheese pumpkin roll.

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  3. Anything pumpkin. Hard to just choose one.

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  4. Favorite fall recipe - wow, I don't know.......I like to eat many things, though. I don't cook much, but love recipe books.
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  6. I like chili soups and about anything. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. My favorite fall recipe is my pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

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  10. sweet potato pie and pumpkin pie

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  13. Chili with beans, and corn bread

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  15. I love hot coffee drinks. Can't drink them in the hot summer, but love when it cools off enough to drink them! :) Also love anything with pumpkin!!

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  18. It's a real toss-up between Apple Crisp and Pumpkin cookies!

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  19. Apple and Sweet potato and pumpkin pies, cookies fresh from the oven, soups.....Did I mention blueberry pie as well?? And the breads, banana. pumpkin, cinnamon streusel..... and muffins, scones.....

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  21. I love all the recipes that I find on FB that GooseBerry Patch postes

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  22. I love anything pumpkin, and my birthday is in October, so I always get a wonderful pumpkin pie!!

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  23. The first apple crisp lets my family know that fall is here..

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  24. So many to choose from. Apple crisp, yum!

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  27. Love pumpkin snicker doodle cookies!

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  28. My favorite Fall recipe is what I call autumn soup - root veggies in a creamy base - yum!

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  29. My favorite Fall recipe is what I call autumn soup - root veggies in a creamy base - yum!

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  30. Pumpkin sheet cake or pumpkin pie dip

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  31. One of my favorites for fall is Brownie Bottom Cheesecake! The recipe that I use tastes A LOT like those you get at The Cheesecake Factory...just as rich!! Serve with a huge glass of milk!! <3 PJO

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  32. Favorite fall recipe is cinnamon hot cider

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  33. I love all! I am so appreciative of all the delicious recipes and hard work you have put into sharing with all of us!!! Thank You!

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  34. My favorite fall recipe is warm peach cobbler with butter pecan ice cream melting all over the top.....soooooo yummy!

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  35. My favorite fall recipe is pecan pumpkin pie. An upside down traditional pumpkinish pie, without a crust, yellow cake mix, butter and pecans. Topped with a caramel drizzle and homemade whipped topping. Caramel drizzle can be substituted with maple syrup.

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  36. Hard to pick just one. I love apple crisp, pumpkin bread, chili and just about any kind of soup.

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  39. My favorite fall recipe Crustless Cheesecake with Cranberry Sauce and I follow all your sites..

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  40. I have tons of favorites, but especially love soups, chili, and cornbread dressin' for the holidays.
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  45. I love baking almost anything pumpkin flavored!

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  46. My favorite fall is beef stew.

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  47. Definitely pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. And pumpkin butter. Family and friends demand them very often!

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  48. Pumpkin pancakes are the best!!

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  49. Anything with pumpkin in it!

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  50. Favorite? Anything pumpkin or chocolate!

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  51. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

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  59. Pumpkin Bread Pudding or Apple Pie Bars are my Fall fave recipes! Anything pumpkin really, lol.

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  68. My family's favorite fall food is Icelandic meat soup made from lamb and the Icelandic fall harvest of rutabagas, carrots and cabbage. But I find myself increasingly turn to those flavourful southern recipes I find on the internet.

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  73. I'm going to have to say a big crockpot full of homemade apple cider!

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  74. My favorite fall recipe is my Caramel Apple Butter Bread! I also make it using pumpkin butter...so yummy!

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  79. I follow flour me with love on twitter and my favorite fall recipe is pumpkin log and apple cream pie!

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  80. Love a good bowl of chili or soup in the fall.

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  82. I also love GBp and am a huge fan on FB

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  83. One of my favorites is chili spaghetti with cornbread.

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  84. I am a fan of Goosberry Patch on Facebook! Have been for a long time, :) !

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  91. pumpkin (anything) from Minta B.

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  92. My fave fall recipe is loaded baked potato soup, or any kind of soup actually! Along with crusty bread.... yum!

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  93. My favorite fall recipe would have to be an apple pear crumble that I make. :)

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  94. Good old fashioned pumpkin pie, my grandmothers recipe! 😉

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  95. Anything apple or pumpkin is my fall favorite!

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  98. Favorite Fall Recipe is : Chicken and Pastry with mushroom gravy and baked acorn squash on the side. And don't forget the cornbread!!

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  100. I also love my Grama's Homemade Vegetable soup. It's simple, hamburger, bouillon (since I don't have beef bones), barley, green beans, tomatoes and rotel, worcestershire and celery seed, then when it's about an hour from dinner time, shred carrots and potatoes and let them cook. serve with louisiana red hot sauce and soda crackers with butter :)

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  101. This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it! My all-time favorite fall recipe has to be pumpkin pie! It's not fall until I make the first pie of the season. :)

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  102. My favorite fall recipe is anything pumpkin-but especially pumpkin bread! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

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  103. my All time favorite is warm pumpkin pie bread with chocolate chips-straight out
    of the oven-YUM!!
    I just made these bars-and have the same recipe.;-) :-) <3

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  104. I love making anything Pumpkin but especially love Pumpkin Pie Muffins!

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  106. Anything with pumpkin and cream cheese. Warm Blessings! Amy

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  107. I love snickerdoodle cookies....ALL THE TIME

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  113. My favorite Fall recipe is Apple Crisp.

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  116. chic noodle soup

    that's a pretty cover, sure would love to have this book!!!!!!

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  118. My kids like Great Pumpkin Cookies and Harvest Loaf. I like cranberry and pear desserts, also.

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  124. one of my favorite Fall recipes is Pumpkin Chicken Chili! I wasn't sure about trying it but boy am I glad I did- it is amazing! The pumpkin really balances out the spices in the chili and the chili is creamier with the pureed pumpkin! Also, the chicken is a fun twist and suits the chili much better than ground beef would, at least that's what I think!

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  125. I follow you on Pinterest & I love autumn! phenfey@gmail.com

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  126. our favorite fall deserts are anything with apples or pumpkin.

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  127. I love homemade vegetable soup during this time of year along with anything involving apples:) I also love your Facebook page and website!

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  132. My favorite fall recipe is Homemade chicken noodle soup, with homemade noodles.

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  137. Pumpkin Spice cookies with cream cheese frosting....AND Pumpkin Pancakes with real whipped cream....AND Pumpkin chocolate chip bread... AND toasted Pumpkin Seeds (if those count) :)

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  140. I love to make pumpkin bread. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  144. I love mini pumpkin pies:)
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  145. I enjoy a sweet potato pudding I make. It is a great side dish to take for a covered dish meal.

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  146. Bacon/potato/corn chowder...or butternut squash soup!

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  148. can't wait for cooler weather to make cinnamon rolls & pumpkin,apple, & banana breads.

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  149. Hi! Definitely pumpkin cheesecake but anything with pumpkin would be nice!!!!

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  157. My fave fall dessery is definitely pumpkin cheesecake!!! But anything pumpkin would do!

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  166. Pumpkin donuts or muffins!

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