Salted Toffee Blondies
These chewy salted toffee blondies are loaded with toffee bits and bittersweet chocolate, and topped with sea salt of course. As a bonus, they’re one of the easiest desserts you could whip up!
There are times when you want to put a lot of concentration and effort into perfecting a recipe, but then other times you just want to let your mind go and do some good old fashioned comfort baking. Blondies are just the right type of treat for times like that. They only require a few ingredients and once you have a base recipe perfected, they’re so easy to modify with different flavors and fillings.
How to Make Salted Toffee Blondies
- Beat the butter and sugars with a stand mixer until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
- Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl, then add to the wet ingredients and slowly mix to combine.
- Use a spatula to fold in the toffee bits and chopped bittersweet chocolate.
- Press batter into prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
In the thick of the holiday season, I was easily influenced by elaborate grocery store displays to pick up lots of unneeded baking ingredients. Many varieties of chocolate chips, peppermint candy pieces, condensed milk, and the inspiration for this blondie recipe…Heath Bits O’ Brickle English Toffee bits.
Let me tell you something. Toffee and bittersweet chocolate in a blondie is an insane flavor combination. The buttery, chewy goodness of a blondie is a perfect backdrop for toffee and dark chocolate. It almost resembles a very decadent chocolate chip cookie bar. Of course I decided to sprinkle more than a bit of sea salt on top, because it truly enhances the flavor of any dessert.
Now let’s talk about the dreamy consistency of these salted toffee blondies. While some people are enticed by very gooey centers, I find that there’s a fine line between gooey and greasy. My preferred blondie is crunchy on the top and edges and very chewy in the middle.
The first time I tested my blondie recipe, the butter/flour ratio was a little bit off, resulting in completely delicious blondies that were slightly too soft and greasy in the center. I adjusted with a touch more flour in the next batch and VOILA! They were absolute perfection.
Salted Toffee Blondies
- 1/2 cup butter room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup toffee bits
- 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add egg and vanilla and mix on medium speed until well combined.
- Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined. Remove bowl from stand mixer and use a spatula to fold in the toffee bits and chocolate. The batter will be very thick – almost cookie dough-like.
- Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and use a spatula to press it evenly to the edges.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, until edges are golden brown.
- Let the blondies set in the pan for 10 minutes before using the parchment paper to transfer to a cooing rack.
- Wait for the blondies to completely cool before slicing.