I figure that the woman who invented blondies was a mom of many kids. There she was, last few days of the month, children clamoring for something sweet and no chocolate to be had. What could she do? This brave woman had a choice.
- She could throw her really cute red and white polka dot apron over her head and cry
- She could create magic
I think she decided to create magic and threw ingredients together to make Blondies. You know why? These are the most versatile of bar cookies. I mean you can toss almost anything in there… well, within reason..I mean I am not suggesting Blondies as a way to get your kids to eat liver, you know? But any kind of nut, any kind of chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, or white chocolate chip… dried fruit…the list goes on.
I wanted something a little different. so I chopped up Snickers Bars. Marc is somewhat addicted to Snickers so I figured it would be a no brainer dessert.
I liked how they came out. I was not expecting the Snickers to melt into the bars as much as they did but other than that it was a great addition. These are sweet, chewy, and have lots of flavor expoding in your mouth all at once. Imagine your tastebuds running around your tongue shouting “INCOMING!!”
You can’t imagine that? Well then, I guess you will have to make these and experience it for yourself.
Snicker Bar Blondies
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 regular sized Snickers, chopped in chunks
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips (or brickle)
- 1 cup honey roasted peanuts coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 325F
- Allow butter to come to room temperature
- Butter a 13x 9 inch pan
- Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda
- Beat the butter until smooth and creamy
- Beat in the sugars until no longer grainy
- Add the eggs, one at a time
- Add the vanilla
- Stir in the dry ingredients
- Fold in the chips, nuts, and Snicker Bars
- Smooth into the prepared pan
- Bake for about 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out with a few crumbs clinging to it. Cool, and cut into desired sized bars.
Makes 1 13×9 inch pan