Salted Peanut ButterToffee Blondies
It’s going to be a double blog post sunday since I did some mid-week baking last week but never got around to writing the post. Last Wednesday was just one of those suck-o hump days. I understand that it is January and I live in Boston, but once you are old enough that snow days don’t exist, there is nothing more obnoxious than having to trudge through some heavy wet snow to get to work. It was just one of those days at work for me, and the roomie had an equally suck-fest-of-a-Wednesday so we decided to spend our Wednesday night watching trashy reality tv on the couch. Which of course meant we needed some indulgent baked goods to make ourselves feel better. I found a bag of Heath Chocolate Toffee Bits in the baking drawer and whipped up these little beauties which were perfect for our Shahs of Sunset couch fest. The girl who lives above us even came down for some blondies and bad tv. And you know what? Watching some Kardashian-wanna-be’s pull eachothers extensions out while eating these fresh out of the oven and still hot and gooey blondies with some girlfriends, made last Wednesday not that bad after all.
How the day started:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 bag chocolate chunks
- 1 bag chocolate toffee bits
- Coarse sea salt
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a13x9 inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Lesson learned from the Milky Way blondies, 13×9 is the way to go instead of 8×8.
Step 2: In a medium saucepan on the stove over low heat melt the butter and sugars, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Mix in the peanut butter. Remove from the heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.
Step 3: Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix well. Sift together the dry ingredients and incorporate into the wet mixture. Add in chocolate chunks and mix until incorporated. Add half of the bag of toffee bits and mix well and save the rest for the the top.
Step 4: Spread the batter evenly in a well-greased 13×9 baking dish. Take the remaining toffee bits and sprinkle on top. Finish with a dash of coarse sea salt.
Step 5: Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes or until you can stick a butter knife in them and it comes out clean.
Now you really should let these cool so that you can cut into them. Or if it’s a bad day for you, turn the channel to Bravo and just scoop one of these bad boys into a bowl and have at it. There is no problem in your day that one of these Salted Toffee Blondies cannot fix.