• – Get ready to bake –

    Toffee Brownies

    Bake it. Share it. Savor it.

    Melt Hearts and win Prizes.

    We’ve made it even easier to join the Baking Challenge! Simply leave a rating and review of the recipe. More details found below.

    How it Works

    1) Bake the recipe

    These brownies are thick, chewy, and elevated with bits of sweet caramelized toffee flavor. I’ve made them so many times since developing the recipe that I knew they HAD to become a challenge selection!

    2) Leave a review

    We’ve made it even easier to join the Baking Challenge! Simply leave a rating and review of the recipe. You can also upload a photo of your bake directly from your device as you leave a recipe review so we can see!

    3 ) Win Prizes!

    Submit your entry before the last day of the month at 11:59pm MST to be entered to win one of TWO Amazon $75 gift cards.

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    Submit your entry

    We’ve made it even easier to join the Baking Challenge each month!

    Simply leave a rating and review of the recipe. That’s it! You can also snap a pic of your bake and upload it along with your review so our baking community can drool over what you’ve made.

    Please note that all comments require approval to filter spam and ensure that all photos shared are relevant and appropriate. Our team approves comments Monday – Friday, excluding holidays, so there may be a delay in seeing your review published. Thank you for understanding.

    Giving Back

    Here at Handle the Heat, we believe in spreading joy in all the ways we can and making the world a better place one day at a time.

    For each valid entry, Handle the Heat will donate $1 to the Ivy Brain Tumor Foundation in honor of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. The Ivy Foundation is the largest translational research center dedicated to brain tumor drug development.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do you choose a winner?

    Winners are selected at random using a name picker generator from among all eligible entries received.

    When will we know who won?

    Winner will be notified and must reply with an Amazon account email address. If there’s no response within 2 business days, a new winner will be chosen. We personally contact each winner to confirm their win, so it sometimes takes a few days if we don’t receive a response.

    I’m having trouble submitting my photo with my review.

    Make sure that your photo is a .jpg or .png file and no larger than 2MB. If you’re still experiencing issues, just a rating and review of the recipe are sufficient for entry. You may also contact support@handletheheat.com for further assistance.

    I’m seeing last month’s Baking Challenge page.

    We recommend clearing your web browser cache if a challenge page for a previous month is displaying.
    Control (PC) / Command (Mac) + Shift + Delete on your keyboard will clear the cache on most browsers. If you need any help with this, please email support@handletheheat.com, and we’ll take care of you.

    What are the terms & conditions for joining the Baking Challenge?

    You can find the official sweepstake rules here.

    Do we need to submit professional photos?

    No! This isn’t a beauty contest. A photo snapped on your phone is perfectly fine to submit. Take a photo of your recipe with whatever technology is available to you.

    What are the prize requirements?

    The prize is available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. We will buy your gift card from your country’s Amazon website in the current market value equivalent to U.S. dollars.

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    Meet Tessa

    I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I’m a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!).