Toffee Blondies

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A recipe for a blonde brownie with butterscotch chips and toffee bits.

Yield: about 24 large or 48 small brownies

I love technology.  I’ve tried to be pretty forward-thinking and embrace new technologies as they surface.  I’m not always amazing at this, but I have a pretty good feel for a lot of it.  For instance, I love Pinterest.  It is my new go-to tool.  When I find a great recipe or idea, I just hit the “pin it” button, and the recipe is mine forever!  Brilliant!  The real problem is that in my non-virtual “real” life, there is no “pin it” button.  My sister-in-law used to be part of a recipe exchange group in her neighborhood, and she praised this recipe quite highly.  She opened her beautiful recipe book and started searching for a pen so I could copy it down.  I pulled out my phone and snapped a picture of the recipe.  It’s the equivalent of a real life “pin it” button. ‘Cuz I’m all cool and tech-savvy like that.

Do you have a good recipe for blonde brownies?  Feel free to share it with me.  I have good memories of my mom making butterscotch blondies in a sheet pan, and cutting them into neat squares, leaving the crusty edges on the pan.  My grandpa loved this dessert in a big way, and always bugged my mom for the crusty edges that had been left behind.  I’m now on a quest to find a fabulous blondie.

I knew I would be feeding more than my normal family of 5 with these blondies, so I doubled the recipe.  I also made one important addition.  An addition that would make [tooltip text="Maren and I are currently embroiled in a very serious Rice Krispie Treat Death Match, precisely because she insulted my scotcheroos. Her exact words: Butterscotch, yuck. (Or something like that.)"]my cousin Maren[/tooltip] absolutely crazy.  An addition that I believe makes the whole thing better, a truer blondie…

… butterscotch chips.

You heard me.

Throw some butterscotch in those babies.  I also used half the package of toffee bits inside the brownie, and sprinkled the other half over the top.  I’m super creative that way.  And it doesn’t stop there.  I have one more super creative addition to this recipe that will blow your mind.  I baked it in an 11×17 pan.  I could tell you it’s because I remember the sheet-pan blondies of my childhood, but the truth is that my 9×13 pan was dirty, and washing it was way too much work.  The bonus of using an 11×17 is that they are really thin and they bake quickly.  Mine took about 20-25 minutes.  If you are making the regular (half size) batch, put them in an 8×8 pan and give them about 30-35 minutes to bake.

Final step: Allow them to cool, then cut them into squares and enjoy!  Rinse and repeat.

5.0 from 2 reviews

Toffee Blondies
 
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A blonde brownie with butterscotch and toffee bits.
Category: Desserts
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ package butterscotch chips
  • 1 package toffee bits
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt, butterscotch chips, and ½ package of toffee bits and mix.
  3. Add flour, and mix to combine.
  4. Pour mixture into an 11 x 17 pan and sprinkle with remaining toffee bits. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until edges are brown and brownies appear set.
  5. Allow to cool before cutting.

If you enjoy these, you might also enjoy:

 Butterscotch M&M bars from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Chocolate Coconut Blondies from Get Off Your Butt and Bake

Brown Butter Blondies from My Baking Addiction

This recipe linked up at:

Blue Cricket Design, Show and Tell Wednesday; Grateful Belly, What’s New Wednesday; Mushki Loves, Mushki Loves My Stuff; GingerSnap Crafts, Wow Me Wednesday; Somewhat Simple, Blog Link Party; Something Swanky, Sweet Treats Thursday; Momnivores, Creative Juice; Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, Full Plate Thursday; Everyday Tastes, It’s a Keeper Thursday;

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Comments

  1. My oh my.. toffee and butterscotch in one cookie. You’re now my newest BFF for life. This is just pure heaven in one cookie.

  2. Technology is a wonderful thing. I do the same thing with my phone whenever I am in the store and I want to remember something. And these blonde brownies with butterscotch and toffee…I am in heaven!!!!

  3. Love the flavors of these bars. They look delicious! Thanks for linking back to my blondies!

  4. Sorry for another comment but… :)

    As a new subscriber who has recently found your blog, I think you have a great blog and therefore I’ve just awarded you and your fantastico blog with the Versatile Blogger Award.

    Please come by my blog and check out your award: http://www.sweet2eatbaking.com/2012/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  5. This sounds delicious…can you believe I’ve never bake a blondie before? Yup…I guess that has to change right after I read your post. LOL…

    I have to say, I love Pinterest too! So convenience and I’m addicted!

  6. Thanks, Lisa! I really appreciate it! I think you have a great blog, too!

  7. This looks delicious! I Would love to have you link up to my 2 carnivals today….http://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/2012/04/feed-your-soul-5/ (anything food related) and http://everydaymomcakes.com/sugar-me-up-5/ (deserts only). Hope to see you around!

  8. These look so good, with the toffee bits and butterscotch chips. I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/04/showcase-your-talent-thursday-2.html. I hope to see you there!

  9. Hi Jen,
    I just love Toffee and your Toffee Blondies will be a big hit here, we will just love them. Hope you are having a great spring week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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