Thursday, September 15, 2011

Blondies with Brown Sugar Frosting

This basic blondie recipe from Smitten Kitchen is dressed up with the addition of butterscotch and semi-sweet chocolate chips, then they are topped with brown sugar frosting.  This frosting tastes like the caramel topping on pineapple upside down cake.  Let me warn you...they are addictive, so cut them into small squares and share with your friends.

Blondie Ingredients:

1 stick butter, melted
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray an 8x8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Line with parchment paper with a 1/2 inch overhang on each end.  Spray parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large stand mixer, beat together the butter and brown sugar until smooth.  Add the egg and vanilla and mix to incorporate.  Add the flour and salt and mix just until combined.  Stir in the butterscotch and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Pour into prepared pan.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until set around the edges.  Let cool in the pan on a wire rack while you prepare the brown sugar frosting.

Brown Sugar (Penuche) Frosting:

1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.  Add the brown sugar.  Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium, and continue to boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Add the milk and bring to a boil, stirring constantly (it will bubble up).  Turn off the heat and let cool to lukewarm.  Gradually add the sifted powdered sugar and whisk until combined.  

Pour frosting over the blondies and let cool completely.  When cool, lift blondies out of pan and cut into squares.  Enjoy!


  1. WOW! these look amazing - I will be a very popular woman around here when I make these - thanks!

  2. Hey Big Mama, I've missed you! Sorry I haven't been by in awhile... life gets hectic! But I'm loving these blondies... love the addition of butterscotch, and that brown sugar frosting!!!!

  3. These sound right up my alley. The frosting sounds great!

  4. That frosting sounds like something I could sit down and eat with a spoon. Yum! Found you on Sweet Tooth Friday! :)

  5. That frosting looks amazing! I love brown sugar. I'll definitely have to give it a try. I love making blondies! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  6. I'm a sucker for anything with the words "brown sugar" in the title! :) Yum!

  7. Love brown sugar frosting; never thought to put it on blondies! Great idea.

  8. Oh yum! These sound delicious.

    Thanks for stopping by Sweet Tooth Friday!

  9. HI! Stopping by to let you know that your recipe made the top recipe on last week's Sweet Indulgences Sunday. Hope you'll stop by to share another recipe this week.

  10. hi i made these today this recipe is definitely a keeper!!!


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