Monday, January 3, 2011

Easy Peasy Toffee-Nut Brownies

Easy Peasy Toffee-Nut Brownies
Of course of all things to crave yesterday afternoon, it had to be brownies!! I know it is the New Year and somewhere on everyone’s list of resolutions includes eating healthy & getting fit. I apologize for luring you away from your diet regimens by posting this quick & easy treat. I too want to eat better & look good in a bikini, but these days I’m learning more about becoming an intuitive eater rather than restricting myself from every food that contains fat. If you restrict yourself from foods you are craving, chances are there will be some major binge eating in your future! If you give in before the cravings become out of control, you will find that you will have more control over your eating. Trust me :)

I have to admit that these were actually the first batch of homemade brownies I’ve ever made….& I don’t think I’ll ever go for the box version again! These brownies were simple to make & very good considering they are made with cocoa powder rather than chocolate. I love the little toffee bits hidden inside each piece too! XOXO….little j Y

Easy Peasy Toffee-Nut Brownies
Adapted from: Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies @
Makes 16 servings

½ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
½ cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup walnuts, chopped
15 Heath toffee bar miniatures, chopped {or use a Heath bar}

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl whisk together oil and sugar. Add in vanilla and eggs and mix. Next add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt and stir with a whisk until combined. Using a spoon, stir in chopped nuts and toffee bits.

Pour batter into a greased 9 x 9 pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. {You may also bake in an 8 x 8 pan for 25 minutes or until the center comes out clean when checked with a toothpick}.

*Optional: For a thicker brownie, double the recipe & bake a little longer. {I will try this next time!}

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