Snickers Blondies

Had a bit of baking theme going for a while the other week: chocolate bars in baked goods. Who needs to choose between home made and store-bought when you can have BOTH together. These blondies have a lovely butterscotch fudginess to them and anything with Snickers in it is a sure two thumbs up for me.

Oh, and if you can cut up all the Snickers bars without sneaking a couple of pieces then you are a better person than I.

Snickers Blondies

(from gingerbreadbagels.com)

1 cup flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg, room temperature
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
9 Fun Size Snickers Bars (6 bars chopped into 4 pieces each) (3 bars chopped into 8 pieces each)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 8 by 8 inch baking pan.

Take 6 Snickers Bars and chop each one into 4 pieces. You will end up with 24 pieces. Take another 3 Snickers Bars and chop each one into 8 pieces. You will end up with another 24 pieces. Keep the two groups of Snickers Bars divided.

Sift together 1 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl with the paddle attachment (a handheld mixer works fine), combine 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter, 1 cup packed light brown sugar, and 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract.

Once those ingredients are combined, add 1 large egg and mix until the egg is incorporated.

Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until barely combined.

Take a spatula/mixing spoon and fold the ingredients together.

Add in the 24 larger Snicker Bar pieces and fold them into the batter. Spread the batter into a 8 by 8 lightly greased baking pan.

Bake the Snickers Blondies for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. During the last 5 minutes of baking, press the 24 small pieces of Snicker Bars into the Blondies.

Once the Snickers Blondies are done baking, cool them completely on a cooling rack. Cut into squares and enjoy!

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