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Toffee Brownies~

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Who doesn’t love a blog giveaway????  Especially when you WIN!  I have been the lucky recipient of some fabulous treats lately…you will hear about each of them in future posts. Not long ago, I won an Amazon gift card from my friend, Susan, who writes the lovely blog Create Amazing Meals.  We became friends through our French Fridays with Dorie posts…be sure to check out her posts as she always has something delicious cooking in her kitchen.

With my gift card, I purchased Bake! by Nick Malgieri, the baking guru.  When trying to decide which brownie recipe to use for these Toffee Brownies, I went to Nick’s book and quickly decided on his Florida Brownies…his take on Maida Heatter’s Palm Beach Brownies.  They did not disappoint…and if they aren’t rich enough for you, try adding a layer of chocolate bars in the middle…definitely sublime…

Toffee Brownies…adapted from Paula Deen via Butteryum

One brownie recipe for a 9 x 13 pan (homemade or box mix…I used Florida Brownies from Nick Malgieri*)
3 6-ounce Symphony chocolate bars, with almonds and toffee chips (I used 4 as I think the size has changed)

Line 9 x 13 pan with aluminum foil.  Grease foil with cooking spray. 

Prepare brownies as recipe or box states.  Spoon half of batter into prepared pan.  Smooth  batter to cover bottom of pan.  Place the candy bars side by side over batter.  Cover with the rest of the brownie batter.

Bake as directed on box or in recipe.  Cool completely, then remove from pan using foil to lift.  Cut and serve.


Brownies…adapted from Nick Malgieri’s Bake! 

8 ounces (2 sticks) butter
8 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
5 eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 3/4 cups sugar
1 2/3 cups flour

Preheat oven to 375ΒΊ.  Line 9 x 13 inch pan with non-stick foil or use regular foil and spray with cooking spray.

Melt butter and chocolate together in microwave…use 30 second increments, stirring frequently as to not over heat chocolate…till melted and smooth.  Set aside.

Combine eggs, vanilla and sugar in large bowl (add a large pinch of salt if using unsalted butter).  Using mixer, beat on high, scraping a few times, till very light and fluffy, for up to 10 minutes.  Add chocolate and mix in on low, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.  Sift flour into bowl and mix till just combined.

Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake for about 35 minutes…till toothpick inserted comes out with only a few moist crumbs.  If using for toffee brownies, this test won’t work due to the gooey chocolate in the middle.


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27 comments on “Toffee Brownies~”

  1. I adore those Symphony toffee chocolate bars. I bet these brownies taste amazing!

  2. These are unbelievable decadent. Wonderful!

    -the constant hunger

  3. I love this recipe! They look fabulous Lizzy!

  4. These look amazing! I am a sucker for anything chocolate and anything toffee. I will be making these very soon. Thanks!

  5. I cant let my husband see this one… these are his favorite candy bar, he will have me in the kitchen in a heartbeat making these! I guess I will have to surprise him… thanks for posting these cant wait to try them for him!

  6. Look lovely!! Happy Easter dear! gloria

  7. I’m so glad you made these with a scratch recipe… something I’d been meaning to do, but never got around to. Oh yeah, FABULOUS photo!!


  8. I have some of Nick Malgieri’s cookbooks and I love them. What a great use of your gift card. I enjoy making brownies so much and these look fantastic!

  9. These sound absolutely divine…. my mouth is watering for some of this rich chocolaty goodness!

  10. YUM! It was hubby’s birthday yesterday and we’re celebrating this weekend. Hubby loves chocolate, so I’m bookmarking your brownies!

  11. oh these look wonderful!! thanks for sharing..i think i need to add them to my baking goal list!!

  12. Lizzy – you are killing me with these killer desserts lately. Oh my – I have been in heaven. When am I gonna make all these?!?! But I must!!

  13. Gosh, these look decadent. Only a few more days and Lent will be over and I can indulge. πŸ™‚

  14. Oh those brownies look so luscious! I can’t wait to try this recipe πŸ™‚

  15. Yum, what a way to make brownies super decadent.

  16. Wow….rich and full of chocolate glory. I need a couple of these to ring in my weekend. πŸ˜‰

  17. I have been meaning to come back to this post. You had me at the stack of brownies. Mmmmmmmm


  19. So delicious! toffee and chocolate? im sold! congrats on your wins and great way to use that gift card!

  20. I’m absolutely loving that first picture of the brownie bisection! What amazing layers!

  21. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

  22. delicious looking brownies
    yummy pictures

  23. These are serious brownies. I have that book somewhere – I should stop buying magazines and just cook my books. Love toffee – who wouldn’t adore this?

  24. Thanks for all your sweet comments!!! xo

  25. Have to keep these away from Adam, he’d devour the whole pan in a heartbeat! Great recipe.

  26. I just saw this video with Paula Dean and these brownies and I about fell over! They look wonderful!!!!!

  27. Lizzy these sound delicious! I am getting hungry for brownies after reading this post ;)!Beautiful photos as well :)! Hope you have a fabulous rest of the week!

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