Black & White Blondies

I have slowly but surely become a huge fan of white chocolate. Have you guys noticed? I’ve definitely been posting a lot more recipes featuring white chocolate than usual. Dark chocolate is what I am historically drawn to, but there’s something about the subtle smooth flavor of white chocolate that has me hooked lately.

Black and White Blondies

Similar to these White Chocolate Raspberry Blondies, these are buttery and rich without being heavy. The chunks of bittersweet chocolate give a great kick of chocolate.

Black and White Blondies

Everyone seemed surprised that these weren’t standard old cookie bars. A couple of our friends couldn’t quite place what the white chocolate flavor was, but it was one of those situations where once I told them, it made complete sense. For an out of the box blondie, give these a shot!

Black and White Blondies

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Black and White Blondies

Blondies made with bittersweet and white chocolate

Yield: 16 bars

Ingredients:

1 cup chopped white chocolate
1/4 cup (4 Tbsp) butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup bittersweet chunks or chopped chocolate

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9โ€ณ square pan.

Place the white chocolate, butter, and sugar in a heatproof bowl. Heat at low power in the microwave at 1-minute intervals, or over simmering water, until the chocolate softens; white chocolate is sensitive to scorching, so be careful.

When the butter is melted and the white chocolate looks soft, stir in the vanilla, nutmeg, and salt. Let the mixture cool to lukewarm. Beat in the eggs.

Whisk together the flour and baking powder, and stir into the egg mixture.

Stir in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chunks. Spoon the batter into a greased 9โ€ณ square pan, and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chunks over the top.

Bake the brownies for 25 minutes, until theyโ€™re light golden brown and the edges pull just slightly away from the pan.

Cool completely and serve.

Recipe from Pass the Sushi

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16 Responses to “Chocolate Whiskey and Beer Cupcakes”

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    yumventures — March 10, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Mmmm amazing! I love all of the different flavors in each part of the recipe! Perfect for the 17th…maybe even with a drop of green food coloring =)

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    Sunshine — March 10, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make a version of htis for awhile and almost did this weekend. Now my plan is tackle them for St. Pat’s. Thanks for reminding me to do this.

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    Jes — March 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    My husband and his Army buddies LOVE these cupcakes! I get requests for them almost weekly!

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    Cara — March 10, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    sounds so good!! I could go for one now ๐Ÿ™‚

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    nutmegnanny — March 10, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Well I love Irish Car Bombs so in dessert form I know I would love it even more!

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    Carly — March 10, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Wow – I am dying to try these. They look amazing!

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    Xiaolu — March 10, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Wow these look amazing. That looks like the perfect amount of frosting, too.

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    Joanne — March 11, 2010 at 12:17 am

    I made these for a friend’s birthday last month and absolutely fell in love with them. They are the perfect St. Patty’s day cupcake. Or any day really. My friends proclaimed them the best they had ever tasted. Yours look fantastic!

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    Brisbane Baker — March 11, 2010 at 8:07 am

    What a wonderful recipe! And just in time for St Pats ๐Ÿ˜€

    BB

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    http://www.brisbanebaker.blogspot.com

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    Kerstin — March 12, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Mmm, they look amazing and are so perfect for St. Patty’s Day – yum!

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    Samantha Kate — March 12, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Wow these are some fancy looking cupcakes! Great job ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Shayna — October 9, 2010 at 2:34 am

    I’m still in the process of making these…(Have yet to Ice and taste) But My ganache didn’t come out right…I stayed runny even when completely cooled and I can’t figure out what I did wrong ๐Ÿ™

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    Jen — October 11, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Shayna – So sorry to hear the ganache didn’t set up. Did you try putting it in the fridge? I’ve never had that issue…

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    Richele McHenry — March 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I am ready to make these but I do not have enough bittersweet chocolate for the ganache. Can I use semi-sweet or unsweetened chocolate? Will it still taste okay?

    • beantownbaker — March 16th, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

      Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. Semisweet would work ok, I wouldn’t use unsweetened.

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    Kristina — July 24, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Have you ever made these into a cake? I have made them multiple times and love them but was hoping to make this into a cake for a birthday. Any thoughts?

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