I really like making blondies.
I’m heading into my 4th week here in Durham, NC and I’ve been dancing and sweating more than ever. It hasn’t been insanely hot here, however the humidity is killer. All of this dancing is making me crave sweets 😉 and my new friends are always asking for cookies. I received a bunch of mini candy bars from one of my friends so I decided to chop them up and throw them into blondies.
I used M&M’s, peanut M&M’s, twix bars, peanut butter cups, and kit-kats. To make them, I chopped up the candies and stuck them in the freezer to keep them cool and so they don’t melt as quickly when placed in the oven.
Next I creamed the butter and the sugars and added the eggs in one at a time.
Then I stirred in the dry ingredients until combined.
Next I took the candies out of the freezer and stirred them into the dough. I placed the dough in the fridge for about an hour before I spread it into the pan.
For the last step, I spread it into the pan and placed it in the oven from 25-30 min.
RECIPE-makes about 16 bars
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chopped candies
- Cut candy bars into small pieces and place in the freezer for 30 min to 1 hour. This will stop the candies from losing form when they get in the hot oven.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 13X9 inch pan and set aside. (I put about 2/3 of the batter into a smaller pan and make cookies with the remaining dough).
- Cream the butter and the sugars together in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time and stir to combine.
- Add the baking soda and salt and then the flour 1 cup at a time and stir until combined.
- Stir in the chopped candies. Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
- When dough is cold, press it evenly into your greased pan and bake in the oven for 25-30. It may take longer depending on how much dough/what size pan you use.
- Let blondies set in pan until completely cool before cutting.