Smarties Blondie Bars
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Smarties (M&Ms) Blondie Bars

M&Ms Blondies

Have you ever had a day where you kind of want a cookie, but also kind of want a brownie? Enter Blondie Bars.

Blondie Bars have joined cupcakes and macarons in achieving trendy dessert status. While the recipe is nothing new, these giant-cookies that look like ‘blonde’ brownies are surprisingly quick and easy to make.

Smarties are the quintessential Canadian candy. They’re M&M’s slightly bigger and crunchier sister, still with a colorful candy coating surrounding dense milk chocolate. When combined with Blondie Bars they add a blend of texture and a hint of chocolate to an otherwise smooth and sweet flavor.

Smarties Blondie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose white flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup of Smarties or M&Ms

Tools

  • Meat tenderizer, rolling pin or other tool to crush the Smarties or M&Ms
  • Cutting board to protect your counter
  • Large bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Large spoon to mix with
  • 13 x 9 square baking pan or other shape as desired (smaller the pan = thicker Blondies!) lined with parchment paper
  • Milk – because giant cookie/brownies dipped in milk is a must (optional but highly recommended)

Steps

  • One – Prepare baking pan by lining with parchment paper and preheat oven to 325 degrees in a convection oven (350 degrees in a non convection oven).
  • Two – Crush your Smarties or M&Ms slightly using a meat tenderizer or rolling pin and protecting your counter with a cutting board. Set aside for now.
  • Three – Mix together dry ingredients – flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Four – Combine butter and sugar until well blended and smooth.
  • Five – Mix in eggs and vanilla. Blend until smooth.

Blondies dough with M&Ms

  • Six – Mix in Smarties or M&Ms.
  • Seven – Spoon dough into the prepared baking pan and spread until even.
  • Eight – Cook for 15-18 minutes until the top is very lightly browned around the edges and a toothpick comes out clean.

Pro Tips

  • Frozen halloween candy? Bring out those boxes of Smarties and M&Ms, thaw them on the counter for an hour then use them in your Blondies.
  • Put food coloring in your dough before adding the dry ingredients for a special occasion – green Blondies for St. Patricks day, red and green for Christmas, blue for Easter or any other color you desire.
  • DUNK IN MILK!

Smarties Blondies

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  • Reply Chew On The Write Words April 8, 2015 at 5:41 am

    This looks so good!

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