Tomorrow I’m taking my Almost-Fudge Gateau (see post below) to our young adults group at church. Even though it’s delicious, I thought I should bring something that’s not quite so rich for those who can’t take as much chocolate as me =) There has been a recipe for blondies that has been going around for quite some time on the cooking board I frequent, and I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to make them. You can add any variety of mix-ins you want, but this time I decided to use M&Ms. I think next time I will try chocolate chips and toffee bits. These blondies were everything I hoped they would be. They were nice and gooey and crisp around the edges. The best part is that they took almost no time to put together and chances are you already have the ingredients on hand in your kitchen. Since the butter is melted, you don’t have to remember to leave the butter out earlier in the day, so you can make them whenever a craving strikes you! I will definitely make these again!
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract (I used vanilla)
1 cup flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
Mix-ins of choice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8×8-inch pan.
Mix melted butter with brown sugar; beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla extract. Add salt; stir in flour. Mix in addition(s). Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes (do not overbake!) or until set in the middle. Cool on rack before cutting.
½ to 1 cup butterscotch/chocolate/white chocolate chips
½ teaspoon mint extract in addition to or in place of almond or vanilla extract
½ cup chopped nuts
½ to 1 cup chopped candy bars
Source: Blonde Ambition in the Kitchen