Toffee nut squares

Toffee nut squares

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins - 30 mins


Makes 12
These sticky, biscuity squares are a popular coffee morning choice

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal410
  • fat26g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars23g
  • fibre2g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.21g
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    For the slice base

    • 175g plain flour
    • 50g ground rice



      Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

    • 85g golden caster sugar
    • 140g cold butter, diced



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 1 tbsp milk



      One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

    For the toffee nut topping

    • 25g pumpkin seeds, plus a few extra
    • 250g mixed nuts (I used pistachios, macadamias and hazelnuts)
    • 300g/11oz caramel (I used Carnation)



      This is white, granulated sugar melted until it browns, after which it sets clear and hard when…

    • 3 tbsp flour



      Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…


    1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line a 21 or 22cm square, shallow baking tin with baking parchment. Put the flour, ground rice and sugar in a bowl with the butter and rub in until fine crumbs form. Stir in the milk with a cutlery knife. Tip it all into the tin and press down evenly. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden.

    2. Remove the tin and lower oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix together the seeds, nuts, caramel and flour. Evenly distribute over the base, scatter with extra seeds, then bake for 8-10 mins more. Cool in the tin, then cut into squares.

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    1st Nov, 2016
    ye deffo for bin.....awful
    27th Jan, 2013
    Followed the instructions carefully and it still had a soggy bottom. Not overly keen on the caramel topping. One for the bin I think.
    6th Aug, 2010
    Tried these and the lemon bars. They were both really easy to make and tasted beautiful, because the base is the same it is easy to make both and have two very different slices. The mix of the nuts is reall really tasty.
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