Bombshell Blondies

10 Mar

There’s something to be said for vanilla.

I don’t recall ever really having a Blondie before (I guess?). I know they’re pretty common and lots of folks swear by them. This recipe is from Saveur.com. It’s so mind-bogglingly easy and over-the-top delicious.

Grazing in The City - Bombshell Blondies

Guess I’ve always just been more of a brownie guy. Where have blondies been all my life?

Grazing in The City - Bombshell Blondies

And these are like brownies, just without the chocolate. But what they do have is a rich, vanilla flavor that knocked my damn socks off. Here’s how to whip up a quick batch:

Whisk together some flour, baking soda and salt – set aside. In a separate bowl, combine some white sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.

Grazing in The City - Bombshell Blondies

Before.

Grazing in The City - Bombshell Blondies

After.

Beat this mixture together until smooth. Then, add in some butter. A lot of butter. Like, 12 oz of butter – that’s a stick and a half!

Then, combine the dry ingredients with the sugar and eggs and butter mixture. Oh, lordy. Once this is just combined, add in 2 cups of white chocolate chips, which is the whole amount of a standard-size bag from the grocery store.

Grazing in The City - Bombshell Blondies

Spread the batter in a 9×13 pan and bake for about 25-35 mins. Go ahead and remove your socks, cause they’re gonna get knocked off anyway. Enjoy!

Grazing in The City - Bombshell Blondies

Image styling inspired by Saveur.com.

Ingredients

12 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 ¼ cups light brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups white chocolate chips – roughly chopped white chocolate

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9×13 baking pan. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Whisk together both sugars, vanilla, and eggs together in a bowl until smooth. Add melted butter, and stir until smooth. Add flour mixture, and stir until just combined. Stir in white chocolate, and spread batter in prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean, about 20-30 mins.

8 Responses to “Bombshell Blondies”

  1. Karista March 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Hahaha! Love the title of these little beauties. They look delicious as well :)

    • billpeeler March 13, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

      Thanks – I figured they’d be good, but I wasn’t prepared for how AMAZINGLY delicious they actually were!

  2. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide March 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    We have some white chocolate chips. This looks like a great way to use them up. I’m not the biggest fan of white chocolate, but these look wonderful.

    • billpeeler March 13, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

      The white chocolate is not over-powering – I don’t think you’ll be disappointed :)

  3. sugaredpecan March 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Mmmm, sounds like heaven to me!

    • billpeeler March 13, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

      Thanks, they really are heavenly!

  4. egg me on March 11, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    I’m telling you, I didn’t understand the wonders of blondies ’til late(r) in life too. These look awesome. Great mixing shots. The white chocolate chips are a nice touch.

  5. Eva Taylor March 11, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    These look amazing, Bill. May I make the bold suggestion to add Macadamia nuts too? That would be a perfect little square for me.

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