Birthday and Brownies

Today was my mom’s birthday.

My mom is an incredible woman.

She is…

She is my mom.

Always inspiring me to be a good person, motivating me to reach the stars and loving me every step of the way.  I couldn’t be more blessed.

Happy Birthday Mom! I love you and hope you had a wonderful day.

In honor of my mom’s birthday, I wanted to share a delicious new brownie recipe I made last week: Chocolate Chunk and Toffee Chip Brownies.

Inspired from Picky Palate’s blog.

These brownies are fantastic.  The next time I make these I’m going to sprinkle some sea salt on top (recommended by a brilliant co-worker).

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted softened butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup all-purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Cups chocolate chunks
  • 8 oz bag milk chocolate toffee chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8×8 inch baking dish with foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Something great about this recipe.  It can all be mixed in 1 bowl.  Place butter into a large mixing bowl and microwave until melted and hot, about 45 seconds or so.

Time for some chocolate!

Pour in chocolate chips and stir until mostly melted. It’s ok, if it’s not perfectly smooth.

Add flour, salt and sugars. Mix a few times then add egg yolks and oil.

Mix until well combined then add chocolate chunks and toffee chips.

Transfer batter to prepared baking dish, spreading evenly.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, until cooked through.

Let brownies set. Once cooled, serve up and enjoy!

Enjoy with a nice tall glass of milk.

Head over to Picky Palate’s blog to get the whole recipe for print.

What’s your favorite birthday treat??


  1. La Sims noms says:

    They look amazing! Although I haven’t tasted them, I’m pretty sure they’re going to be my favorite birthday treat this year😀

  2. Allison Rickels says:

    Happy Birthday Kristin!! And your exactly right about all her amazing qualities, Liz!!

  3. So sweet…both your words about your Mom and your brownies!😉 I’m curious, what does the sea salt do?

    • The brownies are so sweet and full of chocolate that the sea salt is the perfect balance to add a little salty to the sweet.

  4. Awww, thank you!!!!

  5. Love this post!! Your mom is an amazingly beautiful woman who has taught us about friendship and the true meaning of being “bosom friends.” So lucky to have her in my life.🙂

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