This sweet treat definitely deserves to be a part of our St. Patrick's Day food series.
Our featured recipe is Irish Shortbread Toffee Bars by Food Writer Nealey Dozier of The Kitchn. This decadent treat is the perfect dessert for your St. Patrick's Day party. The combination of simple shortbread, sweet toffee and bittersweet chocolate is simply astounding. A sprinkle of sea salt on top brings out the flavors even more, resulting in a dessert that's simply hard to resist.
The secret in this recipe is in the toffee. Made with condensed milk, maple syrup, butter and sugar, the resulting product is a sweet, gooey and rich toffee which balances off the bitterness and roasted flavors of the chocolate.
When making this dessert, be sure to have enough patience, as you would have to let each layer cool and set before adding the next one.
All the waiting will be worth it as this treat will make your St. Patrick's Day party a blast.
Tip: using a silicone baking mat at the bottom of the baking dish will help prevent breakage in the baked toffee. It will also make the bar come off easily from the pan without much effort.