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I love our Memorial Day weekend camping trip, spent with a fun and fearless group.
When Joe was in pre-school, friends asked us to camp with them over the long weekend, a tradition of theirs before they moved to town, and we look forward to it every year.
This is one of the desserts we enjoyed – a sweet ending to another great time with family and friends.


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 package chocolate chip cookie mix
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package milk toffee bits
3/4 cup toasted slivered almonds

Heat oven to 350F.
Stir together butter and egg in a large bowl. Stir in cookie mix and vanilla until a soft dough forms.
Stir in toffee bits and almonds until well blended. Press mixture into a lightly greased 13 by 9 inch pan.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on a wire rack, and cut into bars.

Recipe adapted from Southern Living, August 2006