Cherry Almond Toffee Bars
A delicious cookie bar with a shortbread crust topped with a layer of sweetened condensed milk mixed with toffee chip, sliced almonds and dried tart cherries.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar (powdered)
3/4 cup cold margarine or butter
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 (6-ounce) package toffee chips
1 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup dried tart cherries
- Mix flour and sugar in medium bowl; cut in margarine or butter until crumbly. Press firmly on bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan to make crust. Bake for 15 minutes; set aside.
- Blend sweetened condensed milk, egg and almond extract in large bowl; stir in toffee chips, almonds and cherries. Spread over prepared crust.
- Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store, covered, in refrigerator.
Makes 24 bars.
Recipe provided courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.