Get all the buttery, nutty deliciousness of English toffee in a bar cookie, without having to actually getting out the candy thermometer to make English toffee with these Heath Bar Blondies! Especially perfect if you have leftover Heath Bars from Halloween!
If you can melt butter in the microwave, then you can make these Heath Bar Blondies!
There is nothing particularly special about these Heath Bar Blondies other than how easy they are to make: chocolate chip cookie recipe, absent chocolate chips, present coarsely chopped Heath Bar candy bars. The recipe doesn't even require advance planning because the butter is melted not softened, and since these are bars, there is no scooping, rolling and switching out of cookie sheets.
Heath Bar Blondies are so easy, I initially said it was easier than microwaving a cake made from a mix. However, while I am not ashamed to admit that I have baked cakes from cake mix before, I have never microwaved cake mix batter, so shame on me for making such a strong, grossly unsubstantiated statement.
However, I have dated a few cavemen in my life, so I can claim with a very high degree of confidence, that this Blondies recipe is so easy an ex-boyfriend could do it.
my sincerest apologies to Geico, and not-so-sincere apologies to any caveman-esque ex-boyfriends
Heath Bar Blondies Recipe
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 stick butter (½ cup)
- 1 large egg
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup coarsely chopped Heath bars
- optional: flaky sea salt for finishing on top
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8-inch square baking pan.
- Into a large mixing bowl, sift together: 1 cup all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ⅛ teaspoon baking soda, and ½ teaspoon salt.
- In a large bowl, beat together 1 cup brown sugar with 1 stick melted butter. Add 1 large egg and ¼ teaspoon vanilla.
- Set aside a small handful of the chopped Heath bars. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture along with 1 cup coarsely chopped Heath bars. Scrape batter into pan, make sure to spread the batter out evenly to the sides and corners. Smooth the top. Add reserved chopped Heath bars and flaky sea salt to top if using.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool (if you have the patience) before cutting into squares.
Cooks' Community Reviews and Advice
Made recipe as published, baked in 9x9-inch pan for slightly thinner blondies.