January screams for easy bar cookies like blondies and brownies, don’t you think? I mean, most of us are so done with the dainty and fancy, the time consuming and caloric, the stressful and temperamental creations we challenged ourselves with in December.
No, for January? You want something easy that you can throw together, bake, and eat before anyone else gets home and realizes you have just broken your New Years Diet Resolution. If you are gonna be sneaky…you gotta be fast.
These are fast. The entire house will smell like pure deliciousness so I suggest you get a Buttercream or Sugar cookie candle to cover the evidence. These are also amazingly good. Let’s not discuss calories, k? Thanks.
Blondies to be really good have to be chewy. They should have a lot of rich buttery flavor. These cover both requirements but with an extra component. I spread coarsely chopped butter crackers (Townhouse, Ritz, etc) over the top with the toffee and pecans to add a flavor dimension…You could use pretzels to get the same effect.
If you really wanted to make this a show stopper dessert plate it warm with a drizzle of dark chocolate sauce and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. You are welcome.
I left chocolate out of these completely, I didn’t think it needed it. If you have to have chocolate then add some chopped milk chocolate to the top with the crackers and pecans and toffee.