Nutty Toffee Bars

Bisquick Nutty Toffee Bars-so good you won’t care that they start from a mix
Bisquick Nutty Toffee Bars-so good you won't care that they start from a mix

I have to confess something. It’s time I came out of the closet (or pantry in this case.)

I don’t make everything from scratch. There I said it.

I always have a box of this stuff in my cabinet.

Bisquick.

I can make biscuits from scratch. And I can make some awesome pancakes from scratch when I feel like it. But when I’m in a hurry, I pull this stuff out.

The other day I was looking for a recipe for something, I don’t even remember what, and I came across this recipe.

Bisquick Nutty Toffee Bars-so good you won't care that they start from a mix

If you don’t have Bisquick (or you don’t like to use it) you can make up this Homemade Biscuit Mix to use as a substitute.

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Nutty Toffee Bars
adapted from Betty Crocker

Nutty Toffee Bars

Nutty Toffee Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups Bisquick or Homemade Biscuit Mix
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)

Instructions

  1. Combine butter and brown sugar, mixing until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add Bisquick and mix until well blended.
  3. Press dough into a greased 8 x8 or 9 x 13 pan.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-35 minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Immediately after removing from oven, spread chocolate chips over top of crust and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Then, using the back of a spoon, spread chocolate to cover evenly.
  7. Sprinkle coconut and nuts over top and gently press in to secure. Let cool completely before cutting.

Notes

(I used a 8 x8 like the recipe recommends but next time I'll use the 9 x 13 for a thinner crust.)

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Bisquick Nutty Toffee Bars-so good you won't care that they start from a mix

These bars were  good. Not from scratch but fast and easy. And I’m not telling anyone else they were made using Bisquick. It’ll be our little secret.
Bisquick Nutty Toffee Bars-so good you won't care that they start from a mix
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Comments

  1. There’s nothing wrong with using shortcuts now and then. Especially if they make something this delicious! Can’t wait to try it.

  2. I love Bisquick. I grew up on the stuff. I always have cake and brownie mix in my pantry. I love cooking from scratch, but hey, sometimes a cake mix is the way to go (and sometimes it tastes better too!) These bars look scrumptious!

  3. Bisquick is awesome, so many things you can do with it. I often make “semi homemade” tasty treats. Only when I have actual time to myself, can I make something from scratch..lol Love this recipe, thanks!

  4. I’m definitely a Bisquick fan too. How could you possibly go wrong making these luscious puppies?! I have a similar recipe that uses crescent rolls for the crust. It’s all good! Glad you shared!

  5. This looks delicious, and similar to something that my mother-in-law makes. Can you believe I’ve never actually baked with Bisquik?! I hear that it’s so great to bake with and you can use it in so many things, so I’ll have to try sometime! Your recipe looks great!

  6. Your Nutty Toffee Bars couldn’t look more perfect!

  7. These look yummy and very easy. I’m pinning it and I”m your newest follower. Stop by and visit me if you get a chance.

  8. I don’t know what bisquik is, does it basically make shortbread on the base? Those definitely look tasty :)

  9. Joan,
    How funny I make a Turtle Bar that’s pretty much the same as this, but I just use regular flour!! I actually posted it and then it was picked as a SRC recipe this month. Turns out EVERYBODY loves this dessert and it’s way easy. Here’s my recipe…
    http://fromchapelhilltochickenville.blogspot.com/2010/11/sick-good-turtle-bars.html

    And thanks for your comment on FB.

  10. That is a great recipe…can’t wait to try…I also keep the bisquick on hand:)… Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…..have a wonderful week:)

  11. Thanks for visiting Grateful Belly, your recipes look soooo good! I just became a follower! :)

  12. These look so tempting! I love the flavor combination here. YUM!

  13. Well, so much for my diet!! This looks great. We loved having you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back! -The Sisters

  14. :::drooling::: This looks amazing! YUM!

  15. These look so yummy

    Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday, you are being featured tomorrow!!

    Natasha xxx

    http://www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

  16. You have been featured @CountryMommaCooks Link and greet Party
    stop by and pick up a featured button:)

  17. hi :)
    can Bisquick be substituted by anything else???

  18. While there’s nothing wrong with using Bisquick, I’ve discovered a delicious, simple, made-from-scratch mix that is essentially Bisquick. It can be used just like Bisquick and in any recipe calling for Bisquick. It comes from a marvelous recipe book called Make-A-Mix. Recipe for Quick Mix:
    - 8&1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    - 1 tablespoon baking powder
    - 1 tablespoon salt
    - 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    - 1 teaspoon baking soda
    - 1&1/2 cups non-fat powdered milk
    - 2&1/4 cups vegetable shortening
    Sift all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Cut in shortening until evenly distributed and resembling coarsely ground cornmeal. Store in a large, airtight container in a cool, dry place. Best if used within 12 weeks or so (but it often lasts longer than that). Ta da! Homemade Bisquick with a few minutes worth of time involved in mixing it up! :-)

    • Linda… I have that book plus More Make A Mix Cookery. I bought them back in the 80′s and have used them a lot. Some of their recipes are now dated but the mixes are still awesome!

  19. Linda H —- I don’t use shortening. If I were to store it in the freezer, could I use butter or coconut oil and just bring it to room temperature prior to continuing with a recipe? I have seen this before and was just thinking about looking it up so I could have it on hand. I think it may have originally come from Tupperware (make a mix). I am trying to change to more wholesome foods. Thanks for the recipe.
    Thanks for the Toffee Bar recipe too!

    • Carol-
      I imagine butter or coconut oil would work fine. I would definitely refrigerate or freeze it if it has butter in it, but I think coconut oil would probably last for some time at room temperature, just like shortening. :-)
      Let me know how it works out for you!

  20. I’m drooling! Thank you for sharing!

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