I used to refer to blondies as the brownies without chocolate. However, while blondies might be similar to their darker counterpart, they are still a dessert of their own. They don't depend on chocolate for their flavor. Their flavor comes from brown sugar and any extras you choose to add. I choose butterscotch chips this time and was able to throw these together in under 10 minutes. Plus, it makes a nice small batch!
This recipe is from www.beantownbaker.com. Anytime I go on her website I get an irresistible urge to bake! Check it out!
6-7 tbsp butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
Add Ins (optional)
1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate or butterscotch chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans, walnuts, almonds
1/2 cup M & M candies or chopped Reese's PB cups
1/4 cup toffee pieces
1/2 tsp mint extract in addition to or in place of vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350º. Line an 8x8 pan with foil and spray lightly with PAM. In a large microwaveable safe mixing bowl, melt the butter. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Mix the brown sugar with the melted butter and beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla. Add salt, stir in flour and baking powder. Mix in any additions.
Pour into prepared pan and spread mixture evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before cooking.