Sunday Sweets – Valentine’s Day Blondies

I’m not a huge chocolate fan, but I really love the consistency and gooey texture of brownies.  Gwen, on the other hand, hasn’t met anything chocolate she doesn’t like.  That makes find a dessert we agree on rather difficult.  So in honor of Valentine’s Day, I went looking for that elusive dessert that would satisfy both of us.  I thought I found it in the form of a Brown Sugar Blondie.

The first thing I did was gather all of my ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/3 cup butter, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, and 1 1/3 cups of M&M’s.  (The only one I actually had to buy was the holiday themed M&M’s.)

Blondie Ingredients

First, I mixed all the dry ingredients (except the M&M’s) together and set them aside.

flour  baking soda  baking powder  Salt

Then I melted the butter and added it to the brown sugar in a larger bowl and mixed it well.

melted butter & brown sugar  mix well

Then it was time to add the rest of the wet ingredients… (Sounds an awful lot like making cookies, doesn’t it?)

add egg  and vanilla

Then you mix in the dry ingredients a little at a time.

add the flour mixture a bit at a time

Then put away the mixer and fold in the M&M’s…

add the M&M's

Then spread it into a 9×9 baking pan, sprinkle some extra M&M’s on top before you put it in the oven and bake it at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

don't be afraid to use your fingers

It was really yummy, but it would’ve been better as cookies…  Nothing like a brownie.

Valentine's Day Blondies


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