Brown Butter blondies with Skor Bar chunks

Sunday, March 24, 2013

I was planning to make these wonderful blondies sometime this weekend anyhow.  But my youngest daughter and her best friend came over after school on Friday dying to do some baking, so they made them instead. 

I fell in love with this recipe the first time I tried it.  The brown butter, the chocolate and the toffee flavor combined to make them really special.  Liz’s original recipe, on the wonderful blog That Skinny Chick Can Bake, called for Heath bars.  Since we can’t get those in Canada, I substituted Skor bars.  Either way, they’re fantastic – one of the best new recipes I’ve tried recently.

Maybe you’ve noticed that I haven’t been posting as many recipes for sweets lately.  There are a few reasons for that, but one is that my husband is trying to stay away from desserts, and I’m attempting to make that easier by not baking too often.  But he’s out of town this weekend and we took full advantage by making these blondies.  Andrew, if you’re reading this from Florida, I promise these will be gone by the time you get back home.

Brown Butter Blondies with Skor Bar chunks

Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup Skor (or Heath) bar chunks – two bars cut up
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 8 x 8” pan with foil or parchment paper.

To brown the butter, melt it in saucepan over medium heat and continue cooking, swirling pan occasionally, till it just turns brown and smells nutty.

Combine brown butter and brown sugar.  Beat for a couple of minutes until well combined, then add egg and beat until batter is smooth.  Mix in vanilla.  Mix in flour, salt and baking soda and stir until just combined.  Fold in Skor bar chunks and chocolate chips.  Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.  Cool, then cut into bars to serve.


37 comments:

Valerie said...

Oh, brown butter + toffee (I ♥ Skor bars!) = Love. Your poor husband for missing out on these bars! :D

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love blondies. I 'll have to try this version.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Brown butter anything is bliss! Never tried it in blondies, though - something that I definitely need to remedy! And soon. ;-) Good stuff - thanks.

Liz Berg said...

You've made me hungry for these all over again! So glad you enjoyed, Beth...and that the girls did, too :)

Gloria Baker said...

look really delicious !!

Kittie Howard said...

If my husband saw these, he'd light up like a Christmas tree. Especially today, a really dreary day, perfect for a sweet tooth. So happy your girls had a fun time!

Claudia said...

Today calls for a sweet pick-me-up. Brown butter and toffee - yes, the only way I wouldn't eat these is if it I was out of town! Delicious.

bakewithjill.com said...

These sound so delicious! I like that the recipe makes a small batch; I'm forever cutting recipes down because they make too much for two people.

Food Gal said...

You are a good wife for not tempting your hubby with sweets when he's trying to stay away from them. I hope he gets to try these bars sometime down the road, though, as they look awesome! ;)

Bonnie said...

Oh I do love a skor bar especially with a cup of coffee. I haven't indulged in many many years. The blondes look wonderful. I may try if I can pull off a few pounds. Have a great week. Bonnie

grace said...

HUGE fan of blondies here. i'm definitely going to make my next batch with brown butter--nice idea!

Barbara said...

I saved that recipe too, Beth. It's a winner. Browned butter gives everything such a lovely nutty taste and it sure works here. I try to make things like this when I have to take something to a party or for club meetings etc. That way, they don't all end up in my mouth! :)

Joanne said...

You really just can't ever go wrong with brown butter! These sound so dreamy!

Claire Davis said...

These look delish! I can see how they would be gone pretty quick :)

Jess said...

Yum! And Skor bars were my father's favorite when we were growing up--we always used to get him one for his birthday :) My hubby's trying to stay away from sweets and carbs, so I feel your pain!

Natalie G said...

I love skok, especially in baked goods! This recipe is a keeper.

Natalie G said...

skor i meant haha

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

Ooh, these look SO good. I love anything with heath bar/toffee, so I know I'd love these!

Velva said...

I can dig these blonde brownies! I was trying to imagine my own children coming home and dying to bake-Not! So very cool that your daughter did.

Happy spring.

Velva

Monet said...

I actually prefer blondies over brownies, and I love the browned butter in this recipe! Thank you for sharing this sweet treat and your lovely photographs/words. I hope you are having a good Monday!

Patty said...

I'm not sure these would be safe around me-love the blondes especially with chunks of Skor Bars baked inside!

Julie said...

Oh my, you had me at Heath bar. These look so good. Not another dessert!!! :)

Guru Uru said...

I need this in my life my friend :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Angie Schneider said...

Beth, these blondies look heavenly. I really love the brown butter.

Katerina said...

As we say in Greece when the cat is absent the mice dance haha! You found the perfect opportunity to enjoy these delicious treats Beth!

Jemi Fraser said...

We're trying to eat fewer sweets too - but these look good enough to give them a shot!

yummychunklet said...

Ooh, these treats look delicious!

Cindy said...

Did you mention Browned Butter--that is my favorite food group after scones and chocolate! Yummy looking treat!

I Wilkerson said...

I have been seeing browned butter sweets a number of places lately--what a great idea!

lisa is cooking said...

Toffee and brown butter sounds like a delicious combination! These would disappear quickly in my house.

Editors At Work said...

Oh! Sounds and looks yummy! Delish!

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Nas

Elaine said...

These look wonderful.

nancy at good food matters said...

brown butter--the key to perfect blondies. such a good recipe--and easy enough for kids to make. these look fabulous. I'm sure they were all gone before your husband returned!

Amy said...

I totally understand why you don't bake sweet too often when you hubby is trying to cut down on dessert. :) I tend to make recipes that he doesn't like (but the rest of the family loves) whenever he's on business trip! lol shh.....

Julia said...

Love cooking with brown butter: both savory and sweet! Your blondies look super appetizing!

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Yum, I"m such a sucker for Skor or Heath bars! These look and sound just amazing!

Sue said...

Oh my, these look amazing!:)

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