Thick and Chewy Toffee Brownies

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The inspiration to make these Thick and Chewy Toffee Brownies came from my boyfriend. Last month he spotted a bag of toffee bits at the supermarket and asked if I would bake something with them. I happily agreed and put the bag of toffee bits into my shopping cart. Believe it or not, my boyfriend only eats a small percentage of everything I bake and cook. He is one of the pickiest eaters I know. You know how chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite combination ever? Well, he doesn’t like peanut butter. He insists that I frost a few of my favorite Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes with plain vanilla buttercream just for him. He also won’t go near a number of vegetables and anything white or creamy (cream cheese, mozzarella cheese or ranch dressing, just to name a few).

I usually give my boyfriend a hard time about his eating habits. As someone who loves food, I can’t  really understand how one can be so picky. He is missing out on so much! But I still like to make things that I know he will enjoy too. Enter these Thick and Chewy Toffee Brownies. They are truly made for all of the rich brownie lovers out there, including myself. And yes, my boyfriend loved these brownies too!

Thick and Chewy Toffee Brownies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1½ sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup toffee bits
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, butter and unsweetened chocolate. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute and then stir. Continue heating in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the mixture is melted and smooth. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. Remove from the microwave and allow the mixture to cool slightly.
  3. Add the granulated sugar and stir until combine. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until incorporated after each addition. Stir in the flour and then the toffee bits, mixing until just combine. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Allow the brownies to cool completely on a cooling rack.

Source: Recipe from Handle the Heat (originally adapted from Bon Appetit Desserts)

Comments

  1. says

    Toffee bits are like the greatest baking invention known to man. Adding them to brownies is such a good idea! I made a toffee blondie with them which was also delicious :) I really wish I had one of your brownies right now…

  2. says

    These look so moist and delicious! My boyfriend isn’t usually picky about stuff I make but he doesn’t always eat the baked goods. Sometimes he gets into these little “I don’t want to eat that kind of stuff” ruts.

    Pinning this!

  3. says

    Oooooo girl your boyfriend knows when to love sweets. These look just delicious and I must try them. I’ve had a bag of toffee bits laying in the dark cupboards…time to retrieve them.

  4. says

    Good Morning and Happy Thursday. I’m here from this morning’s Linky Party. I love anything brownie and must give these a try. Pinning to remind myself. I also like your idea of the sheets of paper between the brownies. Makes a great photo.

  5. says

    Isn’t funny the food hang ups people have? I”m always surprised. But I have a 9 year old who wont’ eat cheese, so to each his own. But I am confident she would devour these brownies! Who wouldn’t? They are so thick! I love them!

  6. says

    Wow — these look super rich and fudgy. Love that there is such a high ratio of chocolate and toffee in comparison to the flour. That’s just my kind of brownie.

    My husband isn’t an especially picky eater, but he doesn’t like fruit in his desserts. Fruit is fine on his own, but he has no interest in fruit desserts. Whatever — more for me (whether that’s good or bad, I’m not quite sure!)

  7. says

    Hi there, stopping by here from Julie’s GYB network party. This brownie looks sinfully good! I love toffee and chocolate and this sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

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