I saw these bad boys on Blonde Ambition in the Kitchen a while ago and didn't give them much thought. After I tried her Raggedy Top Bars though, I knew I had to give them a shot. As soon as I took my first bite of my very first blondie I started singing "Heaven.... must be Heaven". Seriously! AMAZING! Now, today by the time I stuffed my 4th blondie of the day in my mouth, I decided these are straight from the Devil.
This recipe is great because it is very versatile and super quick and easy. I've already bought more mix-ins for my next batch!
Chocolate Chip Walnut Blondies
From: Blonde Ambition in the Kitchen
8 TBS butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup flourPinch of baking powder (about 1/4 tsp)
"Add in" (see below) I used 3/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup choped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8x8 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.
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 candies
1/2 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