Chocolate Toffee Pecan Blondies

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I have a confession. I’m not really a fan of brownies. So when I saw this recipe for blondies on one of my favorite blogs, I knew I had to try it. Plus, I really wanted to give my new Edge Brownie Pan a try. Another plus is that I already had all the ingredients needed for this recipe (except for the toffee pieces, which I made). Yet another plus is that the butter is melted, so there’s no waiting for it to come to room temperature. The biggest plus of all? The taste. These are fantastic and have infinite possibilities for add ins. For these blondies, I used 1/4 cup toffee pieces, 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped.

Basic Blondies
6-7 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder (optional, creates lighter blondie texture)

“Add in” (see below)

Preheat oven to 350.
-Line an 8×8 pan with foil and lightly spray with PAM.

-In a large microwave safe mixing bowl melt the butter.
-Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
-Mix the brown sugar with the melted butter and beat until smooth.
-Beat in egg and then vanilla.
-Add salt, stir in flour and baking powder (if using).
-Mix in any additions (some ideas below).

-Pour into prepared pan and use a greased spatula to evenly spread mixture in pan and level the top.
-Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set in the middle. (Mine only took about 18-20 in the Edge pan.)
-Cool on rack before cutting.

Add in ideas:
1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate or butterscotch chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans, walnuts, almonds
1/2 cup M&M candies1/2 chopped Reese’s cups
1/4 cup toffee pieces
1/2 tsp mint extract in addition to, or in the place of vanilla extract

Source: Baking Blonde

  • Tiffany and Ganesh

    i’ve never made blondies but these look easy enough. i will try these! yum.

  • Erin

    These look yummy! I love anything with toffee in it.

  • clstar

    Tiffany, these are so easy! You should definitely give them a try! It was my first time making blondies, too, and they turned out wonderfully.
    Erin, I love toffee, but I never thought about putting it in blondies. I think the toffee is what puts this recipe over the top.

  • bensbaby116

    I’ve always wondered how those edge brownie pans are. My husband and I both agree that the edges are the best part! Maybe I’ll get one one of these days…

  • bakingblonde

    Just found your blog: love it!! I am in love with the fact that you make your own toffee!! I have never tried!

  • clstar

    Bensbaby, the edges are most definitely the best part! I’m so glad I got the pan for Christmas. I highly recommend it.
    Bakingblonde, thank you so much (for the sweet comment and for the amazing recipe)! 🙂