Monday, August 9, 2010

Blond Toffee Brownies

I've been on somewhat of a baking kick lately.
Not that anyone is complaining. 
Well, maybe just a little because baking you know, heats up the house & it's summer and all...
But other than that, yeah no complaining. 

Perhaps the baking binge is because I recently acquired this:

Oooh, baby! I have been coveting   wanting one of these for a long, long time!
When we moved back to Utah...we were over at Amy & Gary's and I noticed she had a Kitchen Aid. 
I actually said to Rick; "When did Amy get a Kitchen Aid?  No Fair!".  I was J-E-A-L-O-U-S!!! 
I got over it...really, I did! 
But...on Mother's Day this year, Rick and Emily had a huge surprise for me! 
I cried when I unwrapped it!  It was awesome!!!
Then I got sick before I could even use now I guess I'm trying to catch up!!! 
And I have been putting it to good use, that's for sure.

Now, for the recipe (finally).
I used to make these years ago, but had forgotten about them...A while back I remembered that I used to have a toffee brownie recipe...but I couldn't find it anywhere.  I was pretty sure I had gotten the recipe off of a package of toffee bits...but search as I might, I couldn't find it.
Then, just a few days ago...I remembered that the recipe was from a magazine! Aren't our brains wonderful?  I went searching through my collection of cooking magazines and there it was!!! I knew it was the right recipe because I had written some notes on it. 
Okay, so NOW, here is the recipe (gees, get to the recipe already, would ya?)

Blond Toffee Brownies

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsps. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup English Toffee bits

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in vanilla.  Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in toffee bits.
Batter will be thick. Spread evenly into a greased 9x13x2 in baking pan.  Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool. Cut into bars to serve.

My notes:
The bars are thin, which is probably good because they are very rich!  The toffee melts, so they are also pretty gooey...Next time I make them, I'm going to use the toffee bits that have the chocolate.  Shane told me these are really good, but he thinks they need just a little chocolate. 


  1. Shane's right. Everything is better with a little chocolate! The recipe looks good. So glad you got the Kitchen deserve it! I just used mine this morning to make Lion House Rolls!

    What a relief that you're feeling better!

  2. What a wonderful gift - You know your family loves you because a Kitchen-Aid rocks!!!
    I do the same thing as you. I find recipes all over in magazines, in the internet, etc...then I have to remember where I saw it.
    This looks like a good one. I haven't had anything but a chocolate brownie for awhile!
    (ate one for breakfast this morning - don't tell hee hee).

  3. My sweet hubby surprised me with a Kitchen Aid for Christmas this last year! LOVE IT!

    That recipie looks yummy. I have one that I love with toffee bits and chocolate chips. The only other ingredients are a cake mix, eggs and oil.... simple and YUMMY! I may just have to whip some up this afternoon?

  4. I love, love, love my bosch mixer so much! Looks yummy, but I am off refined sugar. Sad, huh?

  5. Nice gift!!
    I've always wanted one of those.

    The brownies look yummy, thanks for the recipe. I'm gonna start my diet next week instead.

  6. I am asking for a kitchen aide this year or next mothers day. I have been doing a lot more cooking also. This recipe sounds so yummy. I am going to have to make it really soon.

  7. made this... very yummy and it did not last the day. Maybe a 4 hours.