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August 6, 2013

Milk Chocolate Toffee Bars

Milk Chocolate Toffee Bars
Milk Chocolate Toffee Bars



I was looking over my son's paperwork for school and noticed the new policies for school behavior. After reading it I realized that according to the new policy I am a bully. See they are now defining bullying as giving another student a 'look'. All the women in my family have a 'look'. It's the look that says that you better stop talking and go into the other room or your going to dig yourself into a hole. I also have a tendency to glare when I think someone is acting a little dense. This evening I discovered that apparently that makes me a bully. Hopefully they are being more serious with what is defined by a look being a form of bullying. I'm pretty sure I gave and received a lot of looks in high-school. I do understand that it can be far more serious such as a bunch of girls continuously giving another girl the evil eye. It just sounds funny when it isn't further defined. Sometimes it takes behavior that I need to modify in my kids to remind me that I need to change some of my own behaviors. The world would be a better place if we all stopped to re-access how we treat each other, even the small things such as eye gestures. On to lighter subjects, the recipe! Yesterday I tried a new recipe for Milk Chocolate Toffee Bars from Better Homes and Gardens.

Garden Roses
Garden Roses



This recipe has 8 ingredients. It takes 55 minutes of total time, 25 minutes of which is active and makes 36 bars. I only made a few changes to the original recipe. My pantry cupboards have been less than organized lately and my cinnamon seemed to have disappeared into it's shelves. So I left it out of the recipe. It was probably for the best since my two boys aren't big fans of the taste of cinnamon. My schedule has been a little crazy so I cheated and used pre-chopped pecans. With sales it turned out that they were actually cheaper than buying the pecans whole. The total cooking time was slightly longer than the recipe suggested. It took approximately 35 minutes to fully brown.

Garden Roses
Garden Roses

These bar cookies are pretty rich. My husband and kids are normally huge sweets eaters, but they were only able to eat one of these cookies at a time since they were so sweet. Since I can't eat gluten I wasn't able to try this recipe, but all the males in my house loved it. They would be great to take to a bake sale or a party since they make 36 bars and taste good enough that you can just eat one.

For the recipe go to Milk Chocolate Toffee Bars.

Milk Chocolate Toffee Bars


Recipe Type: Dessert
Summary:
A rich and delicious bar cookie recipe. Great for a party or bake sale.
Preparation Time: 0h, 25m
Cooking Time: 0h, 25m
Total Time: 0h, 50m
Yield: 36 Bars

44 comments:

  1. OMG Milk Chocolate and Toffee, Oh lord...bookmarking!!!

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  2. Omg this looks so delicious I'm going to make them!!

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    1. If you end up trying them tell me how they turn out!

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  3. Your garden roses are so beautiful! And the chocolate and toffee bars just divine.

    Re. bullying in school...it does sound a bit strange how giving another student "a look" can be considered bullying...what look? A dirty look? I think I'm a bully too as I'm often known to throw dirty looks when I'm less than impressed.

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    1. It seems a little vague, I would hope that they would be careful with how it was implemented!

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  4. looks like i'm a bully, too...and probably every mother out there, lol!!

    i love any kind of "bars"! these sound and look yummy!!

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    1. I do think that a lot of us moms have 'looks'. I'm hoping that the school would be talking about a look that went along with a threat etc.

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  5. Oh jeez - I must be a bully, too! That look saves me a lot of the time :)

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    1. I think a lot of us seem to be based on the school's definition :)

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  6. This looks delicious. I always catch behaviors of my own that I need to modify from my daughter mimicking mommy. It s always one of those oh man moments.

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    1. I agree that it is so much easier to see behavior that I need to change once one of my kids mimics it!

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  7. Looks good! If I have time tomorrow I might make some of these for the family reunion.

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    1. If you try the recipe tell me how it turns out!

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  8. "Stop to re-access how we treat each other"...Yes! Thank you for the reminder! The bars looks fabulous! I'm trying to cut down on sugar, but I'm not doing too well at it. :)

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    1. It's always good to take a step back and think about the things that we do to each other :) I try to limit my sugar too, sometimes it's easier than others!

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  9. Sounds like the school needs to go into a bit more detail with their handbook, but it is so good to hear they are addressing a pretty serious topic. (It's amazing how prevalent bullying is getting with all ages in out society)

    Divine looking recipe!

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    1. I agree that it really is a serious topic. I'm thinking that they will have a lot of parents asking for further details since it's pretty open to interpretation. I like to always have conversations with my kids about appropriate behavior so it would be nice to know what the school wants addressed at home.

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  10. I also am gluten free, but I have found several wonderful flour blends (already premixed) that I can substitute for any recipe that requires regular flour. Then you, too, could have the same yummy treats that your family enjoys - depending on the recipe, my family can't even tell the difference between gluten-ful and non-gluten recipes!

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    1. I make most of my recipes gluten free with flour blends that I either make myself or buy pre-made. Every once in a while though I let my husband and kids have a little bit of wheat flour since they miss it :) I normally make myself another treat which I don't have to share! I agree with you completely that you can make great gluten free recipes that you can't tell don't have regular wheat flour!

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  11. UH Oh. I might need to reign in my evil eye! I too have a look. Actually, I have many. As for the recipe? Looks yummy!

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    1. I have an evil eye too, apparently I need to work on it :)

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  12. I know I have an evil eye as well-and sometimes it makes an appearance when I don't even realize it!
    These look delicious!

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    1. I tend to make facial expressions without realizing it also. I am especially bad about rolling my eyes!

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  13. OMG!! I love Toffee Bars:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. Me too :) I love toffee in general, it's yummy!

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  14. I know I have a "look" but I have needed that look many times in my life, from work to raising my son and step-kids. It does sound like the school might need to be more specific in their rules. Sometimes people don't even realize how they are looking at someone, especially children. Might be a bit much! Anyway, those toffee bars look amazing, might have to try them out!

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    1. I agree that they need to be more specific. It's hard to tell what behavior they want targeted. I'm guessing that when other parents ask the same question they will follow up with further explanation (I hope!).

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  15. Oh how yummy! I love toffee so these sound amazing. The roses are so pretty as well!

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    1. I am a big toffee fan also, it's delicious!

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  16. Yum! Toffee and chocolate bars! You're gonna kill my diet!

    I think we are all bullies now with our evil eyes!

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    1. Having an occasional treat is fine :) I agree that we seem to all be bullies according to the sheet!

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  17. Oh my goodness Ann I laughed out loud when I read that you're a bully according to the school policy. I think they need to get more in depth and explain themselves further because that would make me and quite a few other females bullies. :) Love the photos and I'm a huge fan of Milk and White Chocolate. Mixed together with toffee this sounds heavenly. Thanks for sharing this once again delicious recipe and those awesome photos. :)

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    1. I agree that there would be a ton of female bullies. I am guessing that they are trying to target group bullying, but they really need to explain it further. Thanks for the sweet comments :)

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  18. Haha, I've found that a lot of those policies are really only half thought out. It takes a story like this to realize that things definitely need to be explained better. These toffee bars sound great. They would be perfect for my next family get together!

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    1. They do seem to only be half thought out sometimes :) I'm guessing that they will change the wording after people question it!

      The bars would be great for a party or get together!

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  19. I most definitely have 'a look' too! Oops. I heard about "lookism" today on the radio ... like racism, but where you are discriminated against for your looks (too ugly, too pretty, too blonde etc!). Shocking. Hope you enjoyed your toffee bars :-) Cheers, Alison

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    1. I think we all have looks when we get annoyed or irritated :) Sounds like an interesting news story, I love stories that make you think about your own behavior and those around you!

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  20. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I featured you on facebook xo

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate the mention :)

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  21. Ann, I just popped over from Baby Bumps and wanted to say thank you for reading my little blog. :) I'm excited to try some of your recipes! These bars look incredible. And I love that you are essentially reviewing preexisting recipes. There are already thousands of variations on every recipe - what we really need when we are searching for a recipe is some real life feedback! So thank you. :) And you take gorgeous photos, by the way. :)

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    1. No problem, I love reading and commenting on other people's blogs :) I agree that there are a ton of recipes to sort through. I had tried so many bad recipes over the years that I hope that I can help my readers find a few great new recipes to try! Thanks for the sweet comments, I really do appreciate each and every comment that I receive :)

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  22. Oh yes, these bars just called my name!! Pinning!!
    Just dropping in from the Facebook Frenzy to not only like you on FB but to follow via GFC:))

    Hope to see you at
    Let's Get Social Sunday

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  23. Thanks for the pin, I really do appreciate it :) Going over to check out your blog now!

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