Toffee chip blondies – easy and yummy

3 Feb

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My cousin by marriage is Canadian and as a fellow baker understands my obsession with all things sweet and home-made. The very lovely Heather and her family spent Christmas with us in 2012 and regularly had to listen to my gripes about the lack of creative baking supplies available in Australia. As a surprise she sent me two boxes of various chips: cinnamon, mint, toffee, peanut butter: the types of things I read about but could never pin down. I may or may not have done a real, actual happy dance on receipt of these delish morsels.

When I saw this recipe on the labyrinth-like food.com I couldn’t wait to bake it. So simple and so delish – nibble one little corner and give the rest away, like I did.

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Gather:

115grams butter, diced, at room temperature

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
100g English toffee bits 

Let’s get to it:

Preheat oven to 170C and grease and line a 9×13 pan.

Beat butter, sugar and eggs in bowl of KitchenAid until creamy and well-combined.

Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and toffee bits, reserving a bit.

Bake 20 – 26 minutes: you want it to be moist like a brownie, not dry.

Remove from oven and sprinkle over remaining toffee chips.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes or so before slicing into chunky squares.

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26 Responses to “Toffee chip blondies – easy and yummy”

  1. Heather (Sweet Precision) February 3, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    Yummy!! What a delicious sounding treat 🙂 How fun to get some additional baking supplies- I’ve never even heard of cinnamon chips before! What do you plan to use them for?

    • thehungrymum February 4, 2013 at 5:43 am #

      I know- best parcel ever! I’ve already made cinnamon chip blondes a few times and my supply is running low. They are so delish!

  2. gottagetbaked February 3, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    I don’t blame you for wanting to use the chips right away. How devastating it is that these things aren’t available to you! Your cousin is a good woman. As for these toffee chip blondies – they look fabulous!

    • thehungrymum February 4, 2013 at 5:50 am #

      She sure is! And yes- I think I’ll petition the UN to do something about the lack of exotic baking chips in Australia. Is an outrage!

  3. Profiteroles & Ponytails February 4, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    Oh those toffee bit are the best, aren’t they???? I feel the same way at times, as there is even more varieties of baking chips and such (ie biscoff) in the US. I must remember this recipe as the girls would love these blondies.

    • thehungrymum February 4, 2013 at 5:47 am #

      We’re actually planning a trip to the US later this year so you can be sure ill be stocking up on all sorts of baking things!

  4. PlantBasedDietAdventures February 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Oh wow these sound fantastic! My son just got back from Australia and is looking at moving there….I may be sending him parcels too!

    • thehungrymum February 5, 2013 at 6:49 am #

      Cheers! You could start quite a nice little biz, sending all us desperate Aussie bakers everything we need!

  5. Choc Chip Uru February 4, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    That looks utterly brilliant 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • thehungrymum February 5, 2013 at 6:46 am #

      Thank you CCU! Hope all is great in your world x

  6. singdancebake February 5, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    They sound great! My mum’s American so I’ve been blessed to grow up with the occasional block of unsweetened baking chocolate or pack of caramel chips. I totally understand your frustration at the lack of access to the same variety of baking ingredients they have overseas! Maybe take an extra suitcase wheb you go and fill it with goodies to bring home! Marshmallow fluff, Nestlé butterscotch chips…. the list is endless! Mmmm so much baking fun to be had!

    • thehungrymum February 5, 2013 at 10:05 am #

      Wait, what – unsweetened chocolate? For real? Unfair! Will be bringing back soooo much baking loot – can’t wait! Am already googling supermarkets close to our hotels 🙂

  7. poetb2012 February 6, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    looks so yummy

    • thehungrymum February 7, 2013 at 6:06 am #

      It is – you should try it & let me know what you think.

  8. petit4chocolatier February 7, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    Yummy indeed 🙂

  9. eat sweet. by carla sue February 9, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    Oh I’m so jealous! I often look online to see all of the different flavoured chips that are available in the US/Canada…why can’t we have them all here?! These blondies look so yummy 🙂

    • thehungrymum February 10, 2013 at 4:19 am #

      I know! Drives me crazy. I’ve even tried buying it online but to no avail… Surely some enterprising person could import them here?

  10. Christine @ Cooking Crusade February 11, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    These look delicious. I’m so jealous of all the different chip flavours available overseas that we don’t get here…:)

    • thehungrymum February 12, 2013 at 10:32 am #

      Cheers! I know – I saw red & white stripe chips on a blog today. Jealous didn’t come close…

  11. thebakingyear February 15, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    these look delicious!! Where did you find the chip-its?

  12. laurasmess February 23, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    Hello lovely! Argh, as per most of the comments here, I’ve been similarly frustrated about the absence of cinnamon and toffee chips here in Australia (I live in Perth). They look delicious, and I bet they taste even better! Thanks for sharing this blondie recipe… I am a habitual brownie baker but I’ve never even tasted a blondie! I’ll probably miss the toffee bits but… oh well, I’ll just have to substitute for white chocolate for now. Your kids (and hubby!) are lucky ducks! I’ll be following from now on! x

    • thehungrymum February 26, 2013 at 10:02 am #

      I could eat cinnamon chips by the handful [in fact, I may have done just that until I panicked as my stocks were getting low!]. There’s absolutely a business opportunity for someone by importing them – they’d be snapped up! Thanks for your lovely words x

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