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 BarsRecipe Courtesy of Smells Like Brownies
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
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.