Oatmeal Toffee Bars


It may be hard to tell given that six of my last eight blog posts are sweets, but this blog isn’t turning into a baking blog, I swear.  I only have two more holiday goodies to catch up on and then there is a good chance I will be sweets-free for a while.  I’m pretty sure my overhanging gut will be appreciative.

When I was making up gift boxes, I already had cookies and chocolate, so I wanted something that was neither. I decided to go with an oatmeal bar recipe because it wouldn’t have to be refrigerated like a cheesecake or other bar, and didn’t have nuts or chocolate in it. I am a huge fan of nuts in my baked goods but am cognizant of the fact that many are not, which is why I try to limit them amount of nutty treats I include.

I came across these incredibly easy to throw together bars at Hersheys. com. They have a great blondie-like base with oats added. I love the combo of the gooey blondie with the crunchy toffee. I never have quick cooking oats and always use regular. In this case I had thick cut oats on hand, so I just pulsed them a few times in my food processor before adding them to the recipe.

These were really easy. They tasted great, and got good reviews!

Oatmeal Toffee Bars

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups (8 oz. pkg.) Toffee Bits, divided
  • 3 cups quick-cooking or regular rolled oats

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.


From: Hershey’s

Oatmeal Toffee Bars

16 thoughts on “Oatmeal Toffee Bars

  1. Ooh, my husband would LOVE these. He likes anything toffee. I think I’ll have to add this to my list of things to try.

  2. Elly, I hear ya…I have Xmas baking goodies to blog about too…might as well be January than July!!

    These look worthy of making the next december roster of treats…moist I say.

  3. I bought some toffee candies to make some cookies but never got around them so they’ll have to wait for next Christmas. I still have a lot of “sinful” recipes I haven’t posted which has to be done now but we do have to start eating healthier again.

  4. You’d have to post this immediately after I just ran my arse off on the treadmill, wouldn’t you? Now, instead of an orange, I am wondering how long it would REALLY take to make these!

  5. This recipe looks wonderful, Elly. What caught my grammar-nazi eye even more, though, was the fantastic use of the word “cognizant”. Brilliant! (Feel free to say that in the voice from the Guiness commercials!)

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