August 25, 2011

Toffee Blondies

I ran to the store the other day to pick up bread.  I walked out with sushi, a pink snowball, and a hostess cherry pie.  When will I learn to stop bringing Natalie to the store with me?  Geez!  Natalie and I had the sushi for lunch and the snowball for dessert.   I haven't had one of those in years!  It was so marshmallowy fluffy and chocolaty and creamy and coconuty!  I want another one!  The Hostess cherry pie I gave to the hubby.  He adores those little pies.  He holds in it his hands with a big smile on his face the entire time he's devouring it.  This while he is in bed mind you.  The "frosting" (I'm not sure that that stuff is) is flaking off on to his chest and there is cherry goo on the corners of his mouth.  Are you turned on yet?  I know I am!

Where is this going?

Oh yes, so last night he didn't have a cherry pie to indulge in.  I only bought him one.  So he cried and whimpered a little about wanting something sweet.  All I could find off hand was a bag of Kraft Caramels.  It wasn't a Hostess cherry pie but he made do.  I knew today that I needed something sweet in the house or he may have a melt down!  I grabbed the nearest foodie magazine and flipped through the pages and found Toffee Blondies.  They were for Christmas gifts, you know, the kind you put the ingredients in a jar and pretty it up and give it as gifts.  Kind of a half-assed gift don't ya think?  "Hey there, I made you part of the recipe now you can make the rest!"  No offense to anyone who gives those gifts.  Really, they are great gifts....digging my hole deeper.....

Toffee Blondies

by Deelicious Sweets
Keywords: dessert
Ingredients (Yields 16 bars if you make it)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup toffee pieces or butterscotch-flavored pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled - I used applesauce but next time I will use butter
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Layer in a 1-quart glass jar or canister the following ingredients: brown sugar, chocolate pieces, flour, baking powder, salt, pecans, and toffee pieces. Tap jar gently on the counter to settle each layer before adding the next. Cover the jar.
Store the layered jar of cookie ingredients at room temperature up to 1 month. Or attach baking directions and give as a gift.
Baking directions: Grease an 8 x 8 x 2 -inch baking dish. In a large bowl, stir together butter, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in contents of jar until combined. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 - 30 minutes or until set and golden brown and the edges just begin to pull away from pan. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
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Adapted from Midwest Living

Servings: 1 
Calories:  808
Total Fat:  9.0 g
Cholesterol:  31 mg.
Sodium:  66 mg.
Protein:  2.9 g.


  1. this looks moist and easy to make...I will try this with butter because my kids doesn't like applesauce but I know it is much healthier =)

  2. Mmm what a fabulous dessert, this looks so delicious!! :)

  3. Sign me up for that butterscotch adaptation

    I am wondering... Why did you not care for the applesauce???

  4. Hehehe! That's my sort of shopping! Now I'm all distracted. I'm supposed to buy milk but I'll probably ask for Toffee Blondies at the shop instead :)

  5. This sounds so yummy with the toffee and I really think I would drool over the butterscotch flavor!

  6. What a great idea. I bet they're so good with bits of chewy toffee!

  7. that happens to me when I go shopping, but i usually forget the one thing I went there for! these look great! I have some toffee chips in the pantry....

  8. LOVE this pie! I really do love all things toffee and caramel! (And I miss those fluffy pink snowballs....Natalie made a good choice!)

  9. Sounds like we have very similar grocery store experiences...except it's my husband grabbing all the delicious junk food on the way out. These toffee blondies look incredible and I love that I have all the ingredients on hand! Glad there weren't any dessert withdrawal meltdowns!

  10. sweet delicious blondies looks wonderful

  11. Ok, first, now I want a Hostess cherry pie. I don't think I've had one of those in years but I used to love those!

    Your blondies SO good especially with the toffee! I am a huge sucker for blondies and love the mix of semi-sweet and toffee! Yum!!

  12. Hi there! I found your site through Stumble Upon and I'm so glad I did! Your blondies look amazing!! Also I see that you are a homeschooling Mom, that is just beyond awesome! Both my hubby and I were home schooled and plan on homeschooling our kids. So great to "meet" you!

  13. That looks fantastic, and not too complicated to make.
    I prefer to not give food in a jar unless it is already baked :)

  14. Haha, I totaaally agree with you about those gifts. Also, toffee is the greatest thing known to man.

  15. Lol, I am worse than my kids. Me and my one brother go to Walmart and come home with every junk food known to mankind. The upside is when I run out he lives a few blocks away and I have a key. Lol! Love this recipe girl. You outdid yourself. I popped your blog link to a friend, she was looking for some healthy options. I sent her your way.

  16. Ha! That's great about the 1 item intention at the grocery store... can relate to that one! I find blondies irresistible and toffee is a new twist for me. Great looking treat!


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