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heath bar blondies with brown butter frosting

These blondies had me at Heath, but the brown butter frosting sealed the deal.  I shared them with our church choir, as well as a fellow foodie (that’s you Kari!), and all agreed that these were delish.  The base was a solid blondie, nothing too fancy, but hard to go wrong.  And then there was the frosting… We thought the technique of browning the butter and then chilling it was a clever trick. The result?  Pillowy frosting with a depth of flavor that was just so unique and very worth the effort.  Seriously, we are now looking for an excuse to slather this frosting on absolutely anything.  Also, I made a batch with butterscotch chips instead of Heath, so if you’ve no Heath on hand or it’s not your fav (gasp), try butterscotch chips!  Just as tasty.

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samoa blondies

Holy freakin yum!  I have made these multiple times over the last year in hopes of getting a good picture, and every single time they are gone before I can get the camera out.  Actually, the batter is so, so delicious, that it’s hard enough just to get them in the oven, let alone allow them to cool, cut them into presentable squares, and then wait to partake while I arrange and shoot.  Forget about it.  They really are reminiscent of the girl scout samoa cookie (my absolute fav), but I can honestly say these are better.  And these are SO EASY!  Seriously one bowl, they’re mixed and in the oven in less than 15 minutes.

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fudgy peanut butter chocolate chip blondies

Wow, it’s been such a long time!  We took a family vacation to the Southern Hemisphere (Australia and New Zealand to be exact) for some sun this winter.  Oh how I love hotels!   No dishes, no vacuuming, not even bed making if you don’t feel like it.  But, on the other hand, no kitchen aids or butter and brown sugar.  They did have some amazing bakeries down under, and we managed to get along just fine on lambingtons and lots of Cadbury chocolate.  But once we returned I went straight for this peanut butter and chocolate recipe.  What a great way to make a comeback!!  Rich, gooey, and delicious…pure baking decadence in every way.  In my opinion they’re the perfect marriage of brownie and cookie.  So completely satisfying.  (Oh, did I mention that they’re easy too?) Continue reading ‘fudgy peanut butter chocolate chip blondies’

rocky ledge bars

WOW!  How about “everything but the kitchen sink” bars!?  These were loaded with all the good things life has to offer; chocolate, butterscotch, marshmallows, white chocolate, caramel, and pecans (well, those were my unique addition).  Not to mention the butter and brown sugar foundation.  So, the age old question, can you have too much of a good thing? Continue reading ‘rocky ledge bars’


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