APPLE TOFFEE BLONDIES (Adapted from cookiesandcups.com)
2/3 cup butter, at room temp (equivalent is 11 TBSP + 1 tsp butter)
2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup peeled, chopped tart apple such as Granny Smith (1 large)
1/2 cup toffee bits
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9×13 baking pan lightly with cooking or baking spray.
Cream butter and brown sugar in mixer until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and beat on medium until combined. Add flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until just combined.
Stir in the chopped apples and toffee bits until evenly distributed. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes until the center is set. Let cool completely before slicing or frosting.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar
Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add brown sugar and milk and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Let cool for 5 minutes. Stir in powdered sugar with a whisk. Let cool until it thickens enough to spread. Stir before spreading on top of blondies.
Let frosting set for 30 minutes and then cut into bars.
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