Clara's Toffee Squares

Marsha Gardner


Another great cookie recipe from my grandma's recipe box. As the oldest grandchild interested in cooking I was blessed to be given her recipe box and several of her favorite cookbooks. I love going through them and reading notes she made in the margins. Our only regret she took her kuchen recipe with her, we thought. My mom passed away early this year and we came across a copy she had sent my mom. No directions, just ingredients, but I have made her kuchen and it is still the best.

★★★★★ 2 votes
6-7 dozen bars
25 Min


1 c
butter, unsalted
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 large
egg yolk
2 c
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
kosher salt
milk chocolate bars (hershey's)
1/2-1 c
nuts, chopped, your choice

How to Make Clara's Toffee Squares


  • 1Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • 2Mix butter,sugar, egg yolk and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt until dough is well blended.
  • 3Spread in a 9"x13" baking dish. Bake 25-30 minutes, or nicely browned. Crust will be soft.
  • 4Remove from oven. Immediately place separated squares of chocolate bars on top of dough.
  • 5Let stand a minute until soft; spread evenly over entire surface. Sprinkle with nuts while chocolate is still warm Cut into squares while warm.

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About Clara's Toffee Squares

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Other Tag: For Kids