Blondies

Hubby and I decided to send baked goods to our moms on Mother’s Day this year. Of course I was happy to help. I wanted to make something that would travel well and (of course) something I’ve never made. Since we were preparing for our kitchen renovation at the time, I also wanted to use up some of the random half bags of cookie mix ins.

Blondies fit my requirements perfectly. This blondie recipe is pretty well known. I made one batch with just dark chocolate M&Ms and another batch with some white chocolate chips, toffee bits, and chopped walnuts. Both batches turned out great and the one with the white chips turned out better than I expected. That combination of mix-ins tasted like butterscotch.

Blondies – from Blonde Ambition in the Kitchen

6-7 TBS butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder (optional, creates lighter blondie texture)

“Add in” (see below)

Preheat oven to 350.
Line an 8×8 pan with foil and lightly spray with PAM.
In a large microwave safe mixing bowl melt the butter. Allow to cool for 5 mintues. Mix the brown sugar with the melted butter and beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla. Add salt, stir in flour and baking powder (if using). Mix in any additions (some ideas below).

Pour into prepared pan and use a greased spatula to evenly spread mixture in pan and level the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set in the middle. (I baked for 22 minutes)Cool on rack before cutting.

Add in ideas:
1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate or butterscotch chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans, walnuts, almonds
1/2 cup M&M candies1/2 chopped Reese’s PB cups
1/4 cup toffee pieces
1/2 tsp mint extract in addition to, or in the place of vanilla extract

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10 Responses to “Chocolate Marshmallow Bars (Bookmarked Recipes)”

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    Clueless J — November 12, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    OH MY GOSH – THOSE LOOK AMAZING.

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    Nate — November 14, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Seeing those pictures again reminds me just how tasty they were. I’m all about you making another batch, they were amazing the first time!!

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    Jen — November 14, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Haha those are good. I could inhale a whole batch myself I’m pretty sure… I just had a thought… Rerack finals? I’m adding them to my baking list 🙂

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    Ruth E — November 20, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    These look great! I’m sure your guests loved them

    Thanks for sending this into bookmarked recipes

    Ruth

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    Navita (Gupta) Hakim — June 3, 2009 at 5:44 am

    I have a whole packet of miniature marshmallows I had brought to make rocky road…however plans are just “plans” as of now…guess will try these instead.
    thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe 🙂

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    Kim — June 3, 2009 at 8:59 am

    these just look too delicious not to try. 🙂

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    Sara — June 3, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    WOW, this looks so good! I definitely have to try it…I love rice krispie treats and this looks like an awesome version.

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    aliciajane — June 5, 2009 at 2:22 am

    We call these crack brownies here at our house 🙂

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    Jen — June 5, 2009 at 2:30 am

    That’s a very good name for these!!

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    SmilynStef — July 3, 2009 at 1:18 am

    I made these for food day at the office and they were a huge hit. I used the 9 x 13 pan and an entire bag of mini-marshmallows. Everyone agreed they got better each day.

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