Sunday, May 11, 2014

Gooey Brown Butter Toffee Bars - SRC

What time is it?  It's Secret Recipe time!  I love reveal day, it's so fun to see who had my blog and what recipe they chose.  Interested in participating, you can find the details here!

This month I was assigned Smells Like Brownies!  Melissa is a stay at home mom of a toddler.  A self proclaimed picky eater who has a deliciously unique cooking style.  Although the title of her blog is Smells Like Brownies, there aren't as many dessert recipes as you might think. 

Since her title was all about brownies, who could resist?  I certainly could not and chose a brownie recipe.  I love all things brown butter and add gooey, now that's an extra love!

If you haven't browned butter before, here's some quick instructions.  The key is butter goes from nice nutty brown to burned really quickly, don't walk away.  I followed the recipe exactly, with one exception, I used all light brown sugar.

These brownies will be going to work with Tim tomorrow.  As the saying goes, you can't eat just one.  The combination of the nuttiness of the brown butter and the sweetness of the toffee chips makes a delicious chewy, gooey brownie!

Gooey Brown Butter Toffee Bars 

Recipe Courtesy of Smells Like Brownies
makes 24
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
½ tsp. salt
¾ tsp. baking powder
8 oz. (about 1⅓ cups) crushed Heath bits
In a medium saucepan, brown the butter over medium-low heat. Do not let the butter burn or blacken!
As soon as the butter is dark and fragrant, transfer to a mixer bowl to cool to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 13″x9″ baking dish.
When the butter is cool, mix in the sugars. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg. Mix in the vanilla. Scrape the bowl well to make sure all ingredients are evenly mixed.
Stir in the flour, salt, and baking powder. When just barely combined, add in the Heath bits. Stir until the Heath is just distributed throughout the dough.
Spread the dough evenly in the prepared baking dish.
Bake 20–25 minutes, until the top is puffed and golden and the center is just set.
Cool in the pan for 15–20 minutes before slicing into bars.


  1. Glad you liked them! I just might have to go make another batch, they look so good!

  2. These gooey bars look like a real treat for everyone. Blessings, Catherine

  3. These sound and look so yummy. I was thinking about a dessert for the weekend and this would be a big hit.

  4. Those look perfect. I just recently got into browned butter and it makes such a delicious difference!

  5. These look fabulous! I have yet to delve into goodies with browned butter. But, I hear, it's a must!

  6. Oh, browned butter. I can't get enough of it! The brownies look fabulous. :)

  7. Ohmygoodness these must be in my kitchen very soon. I have browned butter before for pasta and it's heavenly. And toffee is my favorite candy. Great choice. Pinned.

  8. Oh they sound really good. I love browned butter and toffee...YUM! Great SRC choice!

  9. Yum! Brown butter really can make a difference

  10. Ill eat toffee anything but the addition of browned butter - I need these!!

  11. I love toffee but have never made it. Thanks for sharing your recipe…it sounds great.

  12. I love brown butter and these bars look absolutely sinfully amazing. Amazing choice.

  13. Sinfully delicious!!! FABULOUS SRC pick :) I'm putting these little gems on my list to make ASAP!


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