Sunday, May 25, 2014

Blondies Upgraded

Perhaps it was the company, but when we were visiting our friends in Florida, we couldn't stop eating the blondes our friend, Roshan,  put out before us! Not just regular blondies, but loaded with chocolate, white, and butterscotch chips! And as we were about to leave...I had to ask for the recipes, of course!

If you are hosting (or heading to) a Memorial Day gathering, check these out! I made a double batch and used a 9" x 13" Pyrex dish just to make sure there were enough.  Finally, you can make these with 'good ol' fashioned' upper body strength, but if someone has a hand-held mixer, these take about 10 minutes to put together! Really!!!

Large mixing bowl
9" x 13" Pyrex Dish, buttered.
Rubber Spatula
(or Hand-held mixer)

2 sticks (16 Tbls) of butter, melted
2 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup butterscotch chips

(If you like nuts or dried fruit, substitute 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips with the other.)

1. Wash your hands.
2. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
3. In a large mixing bow, combine brown sugar and melted butter until smooth.
4. Add baking powder and vanilla.

5. Add 1/2 tsp salt.

6. Add your flour slowly and combine well before adding more, especially if whisking yourself!

7. Using a spatula, combine your add-ins with the batter.

8. This is delicious, but promise yourself to save enough for baking.
9. Butter your baking dish.

10. Bake @ 350F degrees for 25 minutes, then turn down to 300F degrees for another 5 minutes.

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