I have seen blondies recipes everywhere lately, with all kinds of mix ins. I had never even eaten one before. So when I was in need of a good, quick, easy treat for my family last week, I was thrilled to find this recipe in the Six Sisters' Cookbook. I didn't think the coconut they included was going to work with our kids, so I simply left it out and I didn't notice a difference. These were super yummy! Our kids are still asking to eat more, a whole week later!
M & M's Blondies
Six Sisters' Stuff pg 164
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups M&M's (I used regular, but mini would work too), plus more for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and 8 x 8 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. The recipe says to line the pan also with parchment paper. I did, but I think that's just to turn them out of the pan to cut them. If you're okay with cutting them in the pan, you can skip the parchment.
Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat. The recipe calls for browning the butter, but I've had problems with burning butter in the past, so I melted it and let it go for maybe a minute longer. Let the butter cool, you want it to be barely warm.
In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugars. I just stirred with a wooden spoon until it looked like they were no longer grainy. Next, stir in the egg, vanilla and salt with the wooden spoon. Lastly add the flour and M & M's until just blended.
Pour the batter into your prepared pan, smooth top with a spatula. Sprinkle M & M's on top. The recipe calls for a few, but let's face it, more chocolate is ALWAYS better! If you want the blondies to be slightly gooey then bake them for 25 minutes, or you can always bake for 30 minutes to have them be firmer. Let cool, I used the fridge for a couple of hours, then slice into squares.