Toffee Cashew Blondies

When you combine the crumbly goodness of a blondie with the crunch and the warm flavor of a nut with just a touch of toffee bits, what’s not to love? My brother is notorious for complaining about how much I bake with peanut butter, so I figured I would take a break from the endless peanut butter (recipes to come 🙂 ). So, I thought it would be nice to take a break from not only peanut butter, but make a bar cookie- something I haven’t made in awhile. And boy did he love these. So will you!

Toffee Cashew Blondies (from Martha Stewart)

Ingredients

  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped unsalted cashews
  • 1/3 cup toffee bits
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch chips (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8×8 baking dish.
  2. Mix together flour and baking powder in a medium bowl.
  3. Cream together the brown sugar and the butter. Add in the eggs and vanilla, and mix until combined.
  4. Add in the flour mixture until well combined. Mix in the cashews, toffee bits, and butterscotch chips (if you’re using them).
  5. Bake until golden brown, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs, about 42-45 minutes.

Nutty and Blondies. What’s not to love? 🙂

-Rayna 🙂

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