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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sweet Treats Saturday: Brown Butter Toffee Blondies

Fresh from the oven... Brown Butter Toffee Blondies

Since stumbling upon this recipe online, I’ve made it a couple of times with great success.  There are a few steps, but it’s worth taking the time to follow the recipe.  I’ve made the recipe both with and without the walnuts.  I personally prefer them as it really compliments the flavor of the brown butter, but if you’re like my husband, you just don’t like nuts in cookies or brownies. 

Starting to melt the butter. Make sure it gets to a golden brown, but not burnt.
When making these blondies, don’t forget to melt and brown the butter.  The flavor is amazing and it just takes a few minutes.  I almost missed this step as I was treating them like regular blondies when I first made them.  Luckily I caught the step before I mixed the sugars.

Butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla... all combined.
Brown Butter Toffee Blondies
By: MarthaStewart.com
1 1/4 c. (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
2 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup toffee bits

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. 
2. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook the butter until it turns golden brown; remove from heat, and let cool. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine browned butter and both sugars; stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Attach bowl to mixer; add eggs. Using the paddle attachment, beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla, and beat to combine. Add flour mixture, walnuts, and toffee bits. Mix until thoroughly combined, and pour into prepared pan.
4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. 

Adding the walnuts and toffee bits.
I wanted to sprinkle some sea salt on top before baking but I couldn’t find it on my spice rack.  Next time...



  1. These look great. I'll give them a try. As for your "Peggy dress" did you know that some of the dresses on the show were actually made from vintage patterns? So there is a chance that your pattern is the actual one! Can't wait to see the finished product. I'm planning a "Mad Men" party. I'll keep this dress in mind!

  2. Hi! Just "found" you through Sew Retro! The blondies look fantastic! I'm looking forward to seeing more food and sewing "stuff"!

  3. These blondies were soooo good! I could eat the entire tin of them...but then I'd have problems walking ever again :-)


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