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Monday, April 14, 2014

Hey, Hey, Blondie!

Ahhhhhhh, Spring!
And let's not forget the upcoming hide-those-eggs holiday!
It's time for fresh food to tickle those hibernating taste buds.
How about a dessert that's from scratch, but so easy you'll
forget you skipped the boxed mix?
 Blondies fit the bill.
What's a blondie?
It's a chewy, moist, delicious brownie sans the cocoa,
which allows the add-ins to shine,
and this one showcases dark chocolate-mint M&M's.
Ready to do some baking?
Preheat that oven to 325 and grab an apron!

Sunny's Blondie Bars

2¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
12 Tbsp butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tsps vanilla extract
1 bag of Dark Chocolate Mint M&M’s, divided
This is super easy. Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl and set it out of the reach of the cat.
Cream the butter and sugars in another bowl, add the eggs, and then the vanilla. Mix in the flour and combine until moist. Now add half of the M&M's. 

Take a 9x13" baking pan and slather it but good with cooking spray.
Press the batter into it. Try not to lick your fingers.
Now press the remaining M&M's into the surface and pop that sucker in the oven
for 45 minutes. You want the edges just golden. Don't overdo it.
Remove and cool completely, Then loosen the edges, turn it out onto a cutting
board, slice into absolutely perfect squares
and garnish with fresh mint for presentation;
that way your guests have something to flick off of their plates.
Or don't tell anyone they're ready, make yourself some tea,
and curl up with your own slice of Spring, enjoying the quiet,
which probably won't last any longer than your dessert.

Enjoy!