Bourbon Pecan Toffee Blondies

Brown butter and a generous splash of bourbon are the best way to upgrade the classic blondie. Soft and chewy, these bourbon pecan toffee blondies are a delicious take on the buttery, golden bars. With finely chopped pecans and toffee bits folded into the batter, this seasonally inspired recipe is packed with flavor.

Bourbon Pecan Toffee Blondies

Topped with a chocolate drizzle and shower of toffee bits, the golden squares are rich and decadent. Really want to treat yourself? Add a scoop of ice cream, a drizzle of salted caramel sauce, and dig in!

Bourbon Pecan Toffee Blondies

How to Make Bourbon Pecan Toffee Blondies

Baking Pan – Use a square metal baking pan lined with parchment paper to prevent the batter from sticking. For brownies and bars, I prefer a light metal pan for even baking.

Brown Butter – Brown butter adds rich flavor to these blondies. To make brown butter, cook butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. As the butter melts, it will start to foam. Continue cooking until the foam clears and the color changes from golden to deep brown, with a nutty aroma – this takes about 5 to 6 minutes. Alternatively, you can make these blondies with melted butter.

Make the Blondie Batter – Pour brown butter into a mixing bowl and let cool for 5 minutes. Add bourbon and brown sugar to bowl and whisk until smooth. Whisk in egg, vanilla, and salt until combined. Fold in flour just until incorporated, then fold in chopped pecans and toffee bits. Scrape batter into prepared pan and use a piece of parchment paper coated with nonstick spray to press batter evenly into pan.

Bake Blondies – Bake blondies for 24 to 28 minutes, until golden and set in the middle, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

Chocolate Topping – Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave, stirring until smooth and glossy. Transfer to a small piping bag and drizzle chocolate over blondies. Sprinkle with toffee bits and let chocolate set before serving.

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Bourbon Pecan Toffee Blondies

Bourbon Pecan Toffee Blondies

  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 28 minutes
  • Total Time: 53 minutes
  • Yield: 12 to 16 blondies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Description

Soft and chewy, these bourbon pecan toffee blondies are a delicious take on the classic blondie. A simple fall blondie bar packed with flavor!


Ingredients

Blondies

  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp bourbon
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/3 cup toffee bits

Topping

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup toffee bits

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8-inch square metal baking pan with parchment paper. Cook butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until it foams, turns clear, and then turns a deep brown, about 6 minutes. Pour brown butter into a medium bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Add bourbon and brown sugar to bowl, and whisk until smooth. Whisk in egg, vanilla, and salt until combined. Fold in flour just until incorporated, then fold in chopped pecans and toffee bits. Scrape batter into prepared pan and use a piece of parchment paper coated with nonstick spray to press batter evenly into pan; tap pan sharply to remove air bubbles.
  3. Bake for 24 to 28 minutes, until golden and set in the middle, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Just before cutting, chill in the freezer for 10 minutes. Carefully lift parchment to remove bars from pan and place on a cutting board; cut into squares with a sharp knife.
  4. For the topping, place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth (about 1 1/2 minutes). Transfer melted chocolate to a small piping bag and drizzle over blondies. Sprinkle with toffee bits and let chocolate set before serving.

Keywords: Bourbon, Pecan, Toffee, Blondies, Bars

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7 Comments

  1. You had me at Bourbon pecan toffee (and at looking at the beautiful photos), nothing can go wrong with these ingredients! Thank you for sharing, Laura! 🙂

  2. These are the most perfect sweet squares I’ve ever seen and I love the flavors!

  3. These are so pretty and I love the bourbon together with the pecans and toffee! Adding to baking list now 🙂

  4. I’m baking sweet treats for a woodland themed baby shower. These blondies would be a perfect addition!

  5. Bet the flavor of these blondies is amazing Laura! I love the added bourbon! Can’t wait to bake a batch!