Heathbar Toffee Bar Cookies

I love Heathbars and when I saw a bar cookie recipe that called for toffee bits the light bulb flashed.  I keep a goodie bag of Carmel's, red hot candies, Heath bar chips, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and anything else that strikes my fancy for just such occasions!!! I have a very cold closet that is just right for the storage of such special treats purchased on sale and tucked away.

My adaptation of these bars is taken from a recipe from Annie's Eats blog called Chocolate Toffee Shortbread Bars.

Here is what you need for the base:

1 1/2 C. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. cinnamon
1 C. butter at room temperature
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
1/4 C. sugar
1 t. vanilla
3 Oz. chopped semisweet chocolate

Here are the topping ingredients:
6 Oz. semisweet chocolate chopped
1 1/2 C. Heathbar bits (These can be purchased or I have broken the bars myself with a rolling pin.)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line a 9 x 13" pan with foil and lightly butter or spray with nonstick product.  Measure the flour, salt, and cinnamon, toss together and set aside.  Using a large bowl cream the butter, vanilla,  and sugars until fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Beat in the dry ingredients a little at a time on the lowest speed of the mixer just until incorporated.  Stir in the chocolate evenly.

Turn the dough into the prepared pan and spread evenly with an offset spatula.  Bake for 19-20 minutes until puffed.

Remove the pan and quickly sprinkle the second amount of chocolate over the base evenly.  Cover the entire pan with foil tightly and leave for 5 minutes.  Remove the foil and again using an offset spatula spread the chocolate evenly over the entire base.  Immediate sprinkle the Heath Bar Bits over the warm chocolate.  Using you hand inserted inside a small plastic bag quickly press the sprinkles down so they adhere to the chocolate layer.  Set aside and cool to room temperature.  Once the cookies are cooled and set slide the foil off onto a cutting bar and slice into bars.  Store in an airtight container with wax paper between the layers if they are stacked.

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