So the other night I set out to whip up a quick dessert, but wanted to do something different from my good old, easy quick dessert standby…the brownie. As it turned out, I didn’t stray far when I decided to go with a close cousin of said brownies…the blondie! Blondies get their sweet, caramel taste from brown sugar. Unlike the brownie, there is no chocolate in the batter. But all of you chocolate lovers out there need not despair, blondies are very customizable. Once you’ve mixed up the versatile blondie batter, you can throw in whatever extras you like to jazz things up. So go wild with the chocolate chips if you like! I decided to go with White chocolate and Toffee bits in these bars and was very pleased with my choice. These White Chocolate Toffee Blondies were thick and dense with both a gooey center and also a chewy outer edge. Yum, Yum, triple YUM!
And they were very easy to make. You only need dirty one bowl. Not to mention, they were somewhat addictive. Folks just couldn’t leave them alone, coming back for seconds and thirds. It’s a good thing I cut them in such small squares…You know that way there’s fewer calories…no matter how many of those little devils you snatch up! At least I’m pretty sure that’s how it works…
White Chocolate Toffee Blondies
recipe adapted from: the sweet mash
yield: 16 blondies
- 2 sticks butter
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup toffee bits
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray an 8 x 8″ baking pan with cooking spray.
Melt butter in microwave. Stir in brown sugar and let cool for 3-5 minutes until it is warm, not hot.
Stir in the eggs and vanilla.
Pour flour, baking powder, and salt over the butter mixture. Stir until just combined.
Fold in the toffee bits and white chocolate chips.
Smooth into baking pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out with crumbs. If you feel the blondies are getting too dark, cover with aluminum foil.