Cream Cheese Blondie Bars | Garnish & Glaze
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Cream Cheese Blondie Bars

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 24
Author: Garnish and Glaze

Ingredients

For the brownies:

  • 3/4 cup 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, chopped

For the Frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Heath Toffee bits

Instructions

For the Brownies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until just combined.
  • Mix in the walnuts and then spread the batter into the bottom of the greased pan.
  • Bake for 18-21 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting:

  • Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese together. Mix in the vanilla and add the powdered sugar a little at a time. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time to thin to desired consistency. Beat until smooth.
  • Frost cooled brownies and then sprinkle with walnuts and Heath. Cut into 24 bars. Store in an air tight container.