I’m sharing a delicious recipe for Heath Shortbread Bars and tips for getting ready for the holidays with Chase Ultimate Rewards.
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One of my favorite things for the holidays is to share a basket of homemade goodies with my friends and family. I have a few traditional recipes like my Chocolate Chip Biscotti, that I always include, plus homemade vanilla extract and then I like to experiment with a few new recipes. Gifts do not have to be expensive but it is important that they are thoughtful. Making homemade goodies and placing them in pretty packages for family and friends is so much fun. I’m going to be including these Heath Bar Shortbread Bars this year. It’s buttery and crunchy with the perfect bite of toffee. Just perfect for nibbling on with your morning coffee or hot chocolate!
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2¼ cups all purpose flour
- 3 1.4 ounce Heath Bars, coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Add butter to a large mixer bowl and beat butter on medium speed until creamy, about 1 minute. Add sugar and continue to mix until combined. Lower mixer to low and gradually add in flour. When flour is just combined add Heath Bars and mix until well combined.
- Spread evenly into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely in the pan. Cut into 2 inch squares to serve.