Gooey Butter Brownies topped with Toffee

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I love quick and easy desserts; I especially love when the kids can help or basically make them by themselves!  These Gooey Butter Brownies topped with Toffee definitely fall into that category.  You start with my simple brownie recipe, add a layer of butter and cream cheese, then top it off with scrumptious toffee pieces!  The brownies are soft, the cream cheese is gooey and the toffee melts in your mouth...the perfect combination!


 


Ingredients are as follows: 


brownies:
1 C butter
1 1/2 C sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C cocoa powder
1 C flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder

cream cheese layer:
4 Tbsp. butter
4 ounces cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C powdered sugar

1/2 C toffee bits, or more if you prefer


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.


Over low heat (or in the microwave) melt the butter; remove from heat.


Stir in the sugar, eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder.


Pour into prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.  (I forgot to take this picture so I made another half batch and took one; the pan shown is smaller.  This is to show you what the batter looks like)
 

 While it's baking, melt the 4 Tbsp. butter in a small bowl.


Mix in the cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar.


Remove brownies from the oven; spread the cream cheese mixture on top.


Sprinkle the toffee pieces on top.


Bake an additional 18-20 minutes; remove from oven and allow to cool.


Slice, serve and enjoy!

 


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