Pumpkin Blondies

by aimee @ shugarysweets on October 28, 2013

Chewy Pumpkin Blondies with White Chocolate, Toffee Bits and Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses.

Pumpkin Spice Blondies with Pumpkin Hershey Kisses and Toffee Bits

Please tell me you’re not sick of pumpkin yet. PLEASE. Just be nice, this is my last pumpkin recipe.

This week.

I’m sorry. Actually no.

I’m not going to apologize for my insane love of pumpkin. I’m going to embrace it. And make more.

Well, not today anyways. While you all are enjoying these Pumpkin Blondies, I actually broke out the peppermint. I know. Can you believe it?

These are the problems of food bloggers. We are much like the retail stores…we start early in sharing holiday themed recipes, and just when you’re looking for mittens in December, we’ve moved on to Easter stuff and swimsuits.

It’s wrong. I know. But  it’s my job and I wouldn’t change it!

Pumpkin Spice Blondies with Pumpkin Hershey Kisses and Toffee Bits

So, let’s talk about this insanely delicious pumpkin blondies. Your first question I’m sure is “why is there a lump on each blondie.” It’s awkward and weird. Much like myself (no true story, I’m kinda an awkward person).

That “LUMP” is actually a Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kiss. You get to the center of your Blondie and encounter the kiss, I’m telling you it’s awesome.

If it’s too awkward looking you can totally chop up the Hershey Kisses…but somehow that seemed harmful. I know, I’m weird.

Pumpkin Blondies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 16 bars

Ingredients

    For the blondies:
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 16 Pumpkin spice Hershey Kisses
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits

Instructions

  1. Line a 9inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat brown sugar with melted butter and pumpkin until smooth. Beat in egg yolk, salt and flour. Fold in white chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan. Press in the Hershey Kisses.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25-30 minutes. Remove and cool completely before adding glaze.
  4. For the glaze, whisk the sugar and milk together until smooth. Pour over cooled blondies. Sprinkle with toffee bits immediately. Refrigerate for one hour (or until ready to serve). Cut and enjoy!
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Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent October 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm

These look great! I never get sick of pumpkin :) What a great idea to hide the kiss.
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aimee @ shugarysweets October 29, 2013 at 8:40 am

Thanks Laura, I don’t get sick of pumpkin either. That’s like saying you get sick of chocolate, hehe!!
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust October 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm

I’m a gonna be posting pumpkin for weeks still!!! :) LOVE these!
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aimee @ shugarysweets October 29, 2013 at 8:41 am

Yeah, ditto! Gotta share the pumpkin goodies!
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Kim October 28, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Wow these desserts look awesome! We are doing lots of desserts with pumpkin too! The nice thing about it is the pumpkin isn’t too sweet!
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life October 28, 2013 at 9:24 pm

As much as I am so ready for mint, I still have pumpkin recipes to share. Hopefully everyone else is still wanting pumpkin even though I have moved on. I like brownies and blondies…it is hard to choose a favorite…it all depends on my mood and the day. Love the pumpkin kiss center!
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Carla October 28, 2013 at 9:38 pm

I still have half a bag of pumpkin kisses left, so I may need to try these! I haven’t even opened a can of pumpkin yet, and here you are diving into peppermint. I’m a bad blogger haha
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aimee @ shugarysweets October 29, 2013 at 8:42 am

You only need 16 kisses for this recipe! Sounds like it’s meant to be. And not one can of pumpkin yet? I think I’ve seriously opened at least 16 cans….no joke.
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Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen October 28, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Pumpkin all the way babbby! And of course we better get on peppermint now too!! These blondies look great and I totally enjoy the bumps from the kisses!!
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Erin | The Emerging Foodie October 28, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I can never get sick of pumpkin! Never enough. I think in my 3 months of blogging, I’ve done at least 10 pumpkin recipes. Oops! ;) These look delicious! Such a food flavor combination!
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aimee @ shugarysweets October 29, 2013 at 8:42 am

No oops. I think that’s awesome :)
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Averie @ Averie Cooks October 28, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I think you’re safe to keep on with it for a good long while! I remember last year seeing pumpkin until well after Thanksgiving and into Dec! Funny, pumpkin used to mean a Thanksgiving food, something to eat in Nov. Now, it means something to start baking with in like July :) Pinned!
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aimee @ shugarysweets October 29, 2013 at 8:43 am

Thanks for pinning Averie. I know last year I shared a couple pumpkin recipes in January!!
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet October 28, 2013 at 10:28 pm

I am definitely not done with pumpkin! Love this!
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aimee @ shugarysweets October 29, 2013 at 8:44 am

Glad to hear it Nancy…I’m so not done either!
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Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry October 28, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Keep posting the pumpkin recipes! All your recipes are drool worthy.
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aimee @ shugarysweets October 29, 2013 at 8:44 am

Thanks Nicole, that’s very sweet :)
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Renee @ Awesome on $20 October 29, 2013 at 2:36 am

I am most definitely not sick of pumpkin, and these look fantastic!
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aimee @ shugarysweets October 29, 2013 at 8:45 am

Pumpkin lovers unite!!!
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Megan - The Emotional Baker October 29, 2013 at 6:36 am

There can never be too much pumpkin. Love the extra flavors in these blondies.
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aimee @ shugarysweets October 29, 2013 at 8:46 am

I completely agree!
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tinasdeliciousdishes.com October 29, 2013 at 10:08 am

OK…I was going to make another batch of pumpkin pie bars, when I see these and totally have a change of plans. But where in the heck do you get pumpkin pie spice Hershey’s Kisses? I don’t think I’ve been living under a rock, but I have never run across them. Any ideas of what to use in their place if I can’t find them?
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Eva @ Eva Bakes October 29, 2013 at 10:15 am

Keep the pumpkin recipes coming, please! I can’t get enough!
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Heather @ French Press October 29, 2013 at 11:45 am

I’m still into the pumpkin, but I know that the chocolate mint is not far behind
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Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff October 29, 2013 at 1:43 pm

There is no need to apologize for pumpkin love … EVER! I gotta find those Kisses ;)
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Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen October 29, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Sick of pumpkin? Never! These look fabulous!

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Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life October 29, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Pumpkin Blondies. Day = Made. Love the kissses and how moist these look!

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Jess @ On Sugar Mountain October 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm

No need to apologize! I thought I posted my last pumpkin recipe….and then i noticed my plans for November :O my bad. But who could say no to pumpkin blondies stuffed/topped with toffee and white chocolate?! BRING ON THE PUMPKIN!!
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Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate October 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I am sick of pumpkin but these look too good to turn down!

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Abbie October 29, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I’ve never heard of pumpkin blondies before – these look awesome!
I love how simple this recipe is, too.
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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking October 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

These look so good, Aimee! What a fun and delicious fall treat!

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marcie October 30, 2013 at 10:03 pm

I’ll never be sick of pumpkin….EVER…especially with all of this deliciousness! I just love blondies, too!
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Tamara Coleman October 31, 2013 at 12:55 am

I love stumbling across all of these fantastic pumpkin desserts! These look AHHH-MAZING!
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aimee @ shugarysweets October 31, 2013 at 7:57 am

Thanks Tamara!

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Nutmeg Nanny November 5, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Oh I love how you added the pumpkin kiss on top :) the perfect touch to these beauties!
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