Belated Foodie Friday – Toffee brownies

OK, I’m working on a post about my surgery, but it’s not ready yet so here’s a recipe for belated Foodie Friday instead! These brownies are amazing. I really wish I had picture of them to show you how dense and fudgy they are. I was blown away the first time I made them. I’ve always loved a simple recipe and this one is about as simple as brownies get. Melt the butter, stir in the rest of the ingredients, and bake. Easy as that and so delicious. After several days of very limited activity following my surgery I finally had a surge of energy on Wednesday so I decided to do a little baking. My parents were leaving to go back to Florida the next morning so I figured some of these toffee brownies would be the perfect snack to take with them on their travels. Luckily this recipe is pretty flexible because I had to make a few substitutions. I only had about 3/4 c semi-sweet chocolate chips so I supplemented that with 3/4 c dark chocolate chips. Also, I didn’t have any white sugar so I used all light brown sugar instead. And with all that the brownies still turned out great. Rich, chocolatey, and insanely delicious. You should whip up a batch right now!

1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c flour
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 c packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 egg yolk
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 c toffee chips
1 c chocolate chips or chunks (optional)

In a large bowl melt the butter in the microwave (45-60 seconds on HIGH). Stir in the 1 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips until melted. If the chips don’t melt completely, put the bowl back in the microwave on HIGH for 10-15 seconds. Stir and repeat if necessary. Add flour, salt, and sugars. Stir until partially combined then add the eggs, egg yolk, and vegetable oil. Stir until combined then fold in the toffee chips and optional chocolate chips or chunks (I usually skip these). Transfer the batter to an 8×8″ pan lined with aluminum foil and coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 deg for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

Based on Picky Palate’s One Bowl Homemade Chocolate Chunk and Toffee Chip Brownies.