Christmas Nummies: Chipits Toffee Crunch Blondies

Christmas is all about friends and family coming together, enjoying the company of one another, and exchanging little tokens of our affection to show how much we care.

It’s also about food. Lots and lots and lots of food.

Therefore, I thought I’d share one of my favorite treat recipes. I actually found this recipe on the back of a bag of Chipits Skor bits and tried it just for a lark. My husband ended up eating half the pan, and my two friends (one of whom can be fairly picky with her food) ate the other half. And a favorite recipe was born!

(This isn’t really a CHRISTMAS recipe, per se, but delicious none-the-less and a great treat to have around for guests!)

Chipits Toffee Crunch Blondies

Photo 12-18-2013, 5 39 01 PMIngredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup SKOR bits (plus the rest of the bag for the end)
1 cup chocolate chips (if desired…and trust me, they’ll be desired!)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 13×9 (3.5 liter) pan. I’ve actually never tried this yet, but I suggest lining the pan with parchment paper, because the squares can be a bit difficult to remove from the pan otherwise. Either way, lightly grease your pan.

Beat the butter, brown sugar, and eggs until well blended.

Add all of the dry ingredients and mix well. This step might be a little bit of a workout, and you definitely want a really good spoon. As delicious as they are afterwards, at this stage your squares are like quickly-drying cement.

When you think you’ve got everything mixed well, add in the SKOR bits and your chocolate chips and put some muscle into it again to get them folded in.

Spread the whole thing evenly in your prepared plan. A hint: used your fingers for this part. The dough will not stick to your fingers, but it will stick in huge clumps to your spoon. Pat everything down nicely.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until the tops of the squares are golden brown. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with the remainder of the SKOR bits. Let the whole thing cool. Be patient. You don’t want to be trying to remove the squares while they’re warm…it’ll be a huge mess.

When cool, cut into bars of your size preference. Enjoy! 😀

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