September 9, 2012

Marbled Brownie Blondie Bars



You get up at 7:30, brush your hair, greet the dog, eat breakfast, pack a lunch and snack, make sure you have everything, then run out the door in a timely fashion. And all for what you say? School. That dreaded 6 letter word children (and sometimes parents) fear the most. Preparing for lunch is the worst in my house. You know why? Cause I'm a picky eater. My Mom's given up, so I am left to fend for myself. What I wanted was dessert.
Not just any. But a clash between two delicious mouthwatering bars. What I wanted was Marbled Brownie Blondie Bars. The awe of two colours swirled together in a bar. The perfect amount of nuttiness from the Blondie and chocolateyness from the Brownie. Inspiration? Marble cake.
But, want to know a disturbing story? I've... nevertriedblondies. What? Nope. Never. 
Now I wish I had sooner. I've been missing out. I thought I had to give them a chance, but I didn't just want Blondie or just a Brownie I wanted both! And what a great way to have them, together!



They were a lot of fun to make too! A little time consuming because you have to make two different batters, but fun! Although no one bothered to tell me blondie batter was much more thick than brownie, so it was a tad difficult to swirl. I dolloped the blondie batter throughout the pan and poured the brownie batter on top. I took a stick and swirled them together! They were so good too, you should try them! What's that I hear coming? A recipe?! Get your sleeves rolled up and put on an apron because it's baking time!

Marbled Brownie Blondie Bars


Makes 16


Brownies

3 tbsp                     butter
3 ounces                 bittersweet chocolate
1/8 cup                   cocoa
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp     a.p flour
1/8 tsp                    baking soda
1/8 tsp                    salt
1/2 cup                   sugar
1 egg              
1 tsp                       vanilla
1/4 cup                   chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. grease and flour an 8x8 pan.
Put butter, chocolate and cocoa in a double boiler, stir until melted then let cool. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, beat sugar, eggs and vanilla. add chocolate mixture, beat. Lastly, flour mixture, beat. Fold in chocolate chips. Set aside.

Blondies

1/2 cup                 softened butter
1/2 cup                 brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup                 sugar
1/4 + 1/2 tsp        vanilla
1 cup                   flour
1/4 + 1/2 tsp       salt
1/4 cup               white chocolate chips (optional)

In a large bowl, with a fork combine butter, egg, vanilla and sugars. Beat until smooth. add flour and salt stir until just moistened. Fold in white chocolate chips.
dollop the Blondie batter into the pan. Pour the Brownie batter over top. Spread evenly. With a stick/ knife swirl the batters together. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Enjoy!


 
These are now my favorite bar snack, so I really hope you try them! They are the best for school snacks, let's just hope you don't eat them all before the weekend is over! Pyramid of Brownie Blondies, you're next...

Elanne Boake


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    1. Very! I can't believe I haven't seen anyone else do this before though! So simple!

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  2. I saw you eating those at "The Dreaded School" but anyway, do you have any good fondant recipes for cakes?

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    1. Hey Katherine! I know of a good fondant recipe that I will be posting in the nearing October. Hint hint. You might want to try looking up Marshmallow fondant. Iron Whisk, the guy right below your comment, has a good recipe for it! Try on his blog! :)

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  3. Shh.. I've never had a blondie either :)
    That looks insanely delicious! :)

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  4. Oh, yes it is insanely delicious. We only have two left... ;(

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