Sunday, February 7, 2010

Chocolate Chip Blondies (Not Heath Bar Blondies)

These were supposed to be Heath Bar Blondies, but I had only 5-10 toffee bits left in my possession. Yes, exactly 5-10 bits. So, I had to sub in chocolate chips because I didn't want to go to the store again.

Despite the absence of toffee bits, these blondies were so so so so good, which leads me to my next point. Baking can be a rewarding and gratifying skill; however, at the same time, it can be a curse in disguise!

Case in point - I was sitting at my desk minding my own business when a sudden craving for sweets hit me. I started searching my bookmarks for sweets and rediscovered this recipe from Lovin' From the Oven, jumped up from my seat, and made them. And only 15-30 minutes later, my sweet cravings dissipated with every bite of the warm blondie.
Anyway, try out these blondies. Freeze some of them, and eat one as an award after a 30/60-minute workout :D. Enjoy!

P.S. I will be blogging about a healthy dish I made for my mom while she was here. It was really good! Thanks for your well-wishes about my mom's visit; we had an awesome time. I miss you already, mom!
Heath Bar/Chocolate Chip Blondies
Lightly adapted from Lovin' From the Oven
who adapted it from
3 B's.. Baseball, Baking, and Books

1 cup AP flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped Heath Bars (I used 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray and line pan with foil or parchment paper for easy removal. Spray the foil or parchment paper with the cooking spray.

Cream together the brown sugar and melted butter. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until blended. Stir in the Heath Bars (or whatever addition you prefer) and pour into a greased 8x8 pan.

Bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow the blondies to cool completely before cutting.

Photo Advice: If taking photos of the blondies, I suggest refrigerating them for at least an hour before cutting into them. Cut off the edges of the brownies for neater-looking blondies.

19 comments:

  1. I had a sweets craving too! Next time I will try baking these blondies. They look soooo addictive!!! Freeze them and eat as reward? Oh dear, that would be tough! ;)

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  2. I love blondies, LOVE them! These look great :)

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  3. Beautiful pictures! I don't think I have ever eaten or made blondies, but they are on my list!

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  4. Heath blondies, talk about YUM!

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  5. Oh my heavens! I've never been a huge fan of blondies, but suddenly I WANT one of those! :)

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  6. I have been searching for a good blondie recipe for a while. And, now I have found it! These look like perfect chewy brownie pieces. I can't wait to try the recipe.

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  7. Fear not the substitution! I like to relieve some of my sweets guilt by substituting some of that aweful white flour with whole grain (wheat) flour. This would be a good recipe to go 50/50 good/bad flour.
    You know what these blondies need? NUTS! Lots of peacans or walnuts. (Hee, hee! I know you hate them. ;)).

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  8. Hey, give me one of these bars right now and nobody gets hurt! Gosh, it looks like I left your home too soon, doggone it!

    Oh well, next time?

    By the way, I had fun, fun visiting with you, sweetheart! Had one of your homemade tortillas this morning for breakfast :o)

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  9. I'm ashaned to say I have never had a blondie. But these make pictures of yours makes me want to change that!

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  10. I love your blog! You have so many good recipes listed. I plan on making that over the rainbow mac and cheese and also the white bread. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Ju - I know! I never got around to freezing them haha. They last about three 2-3 days in an airtight container, so yeah, you could just do that haha.

    cookies and cups - Thanks!!

    Katerina - These are so easy to make; you might as well try these out!

    Maria - I agree; these are great.

    Zahra - Heath bars are bars with heath chocolate in them. Heath chocolate is a type of chocolate with toffee bits. Here is a link to its photo and description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heath_bar I hope this helps! Thanks for leaving a comment!

    One Particular - You don't like blondies? *scratched head* I don't understand that sentence haha. I hope you like these if you decide to try them out.

    Cheri - I hope you like these. Keep me posted as to how you liked them.

    Tam - My face scrunched up in disgust when you mentioned the nuts LOL!! You almost gave me a heart attack haha. Adding wheat flour is a good idea.

    Mom - I made these bars BEFORE you came. Yeah, but you missed out on them. I was hoping to make them last longer, but they were too good. Good job on making the tortillas. Too bad they turned out too brown.

    Megan - Please change that!! You should make them soon.

    Treehouse Chef - Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the macaroni and bread!

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  12. Hooray! I re-subscribed and now you're in my feed reader. I love blondies. So simple and delicious.

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  13. They look delish and having me wondering if I have any toffee bits in my pantry. Thanks for the shout out!
    Btw, your photos totally do them justice!
    ~ingrid

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  14. I love blondies! These look great!

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  15. Oh my goodness.
    I've never had a blondie before, never even heard of one! I'm completely shocked. Where have they been all my life! These look heavenly!

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