Monday, November 22, 2010

This Blondie Was A lot of Fun!

After watching an episode of Down Home With the Neely's on the Food Network last week, I decided to make Blondie brownies. Now, normally, I am a chocolate brownie only type of girl, so I must admit, I was way skeptical.

The recipe originally called for toffee pieces, but I didn't have those, and I made a series of other changes to the recipe. The result was a fluffy, moist, cake like little treat with a hint of peanut butter and some chocolate chips.

You can find the original recipe over here

The ingredients:

  • Sprays of Pam/cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 sticks land o lakes butter (I used light)
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup egg beaters
  • 2 tablespoons light cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Line a 13 by 9-inch glass pan with tin foil, leaving enough overhang so that your can pull the brownies off easily. Spray with Pam/nonstick spray.
In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together.
In a large bowl, using a mixer (I used my Kitchen Aid stand mixer), cream the butter and the sugars together until they are well combined and fluffy. Slowly add eggs one at a time, and then the egg beaters. Add the cream cheese, vanilla extract, and peanut butter and continue to mix. Slowly add the dry mixture into the wet mixture in 3 separate additions. Fold in the chocolate morsels.
Pour the batter into prepared 13x9 pan. Bake in the center rack of the oven for 45 minutes. Remove the treats when toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean!