Recipe of the Week: White Chocolate Blondies

If you can believe it, all the years I have been baking and trying countless recipes, I've never made blondies! Now chocolate brownies are some what of a traditional treat in my family, most of them are chocoholics and sometimes find it hard to venture away from that rich coco taste. But this week I decided to change it up a little, after all they say blondes have more fun right? The blondie recipe I've developed is not the generic version that many would consider, just not my style to be boring! Instead I incorporated some smooth white chocolate and for some more texture a few semi-sweet chips. But whats really wonderful about this batter is that you can change it to fit your desire so easily, instead of adding a few chips, why not try some M&M's, nuts or even swirls of peanut butter or nutella mmmm. Although these are pieces of buttery heaven, I myself prefer a rich chocolate brownie, but they are definitely worth a try!

White Chocolate Blondies w/ Semi-Sweet Chips
8oz white chocolate, chopped
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x9 baking pan, set aside. Melt white chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler, over simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth and set aside. Using an electric mixer beat eggs until foamy. With the mixer still running gradually add the sugar and vanilla. Drizzle the melted white chocolate mixture slowly into batter. Combine the flour and salt and fold into the white chocolate batter. Fold in chocolate chips. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool before cutting into bars.


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