Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

A great snack recipe for ‘game night’

When we lived in Bridge City, Texas and before Mac's health began to decline, he and I enjoyed gathering at our church's senior game night or in our friends' homes to play games; usually domino games called "42", "Mexican Train" or a card game called "Hand & Foot". Included and enjoyed by all were the assortment of snacks.

The bars I once prepared received raving compliments and several requests for the recipe.

Toffee Almond Bars

2 Sticks Butter or Margarine, Softened

1/2 Cup Sugar

2 Cups Flour

1 (10 oz) pkg Heath Bits'o'Brickle or Skor English Toffee Bits

3/4 Cup White Corn Syrup

1 Cup Sliced Almonds, Divided

3/4 Cup Sweetened Coconut Flakes, divided

Grease sides of 13x9x2 inch baking pan. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Gradually add flour, beating until well blended. Press dough evenly into prepared pan. Bake at 350º for 15-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Meanwhile, combine toffee bits and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until toffee is melted, about 10-12 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup almonds and 1/2 cup coconut. Spread toffee mixture to within 1/4 inch of edges of crust. Sprinkle remaining almonds and coconut over top. Bake an additional 15 minutes or until bubbly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Yields approximately 3 dozen bars.

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