Thursday, July 25, 2013

Kit Kat, Rolo, and Reese's Cup Blondies

Because candy companies are always trying to find new ways of making us eat their products without feeling bad about it, they have cleverly created your favorite chocolaty treats in tiny, tiny form: minis, bites, and pieces are now all the rage. And they're totally good for you because they are small and cute. So feel free to do what I did and stuff them into things that are bad for you, because it makes the bad things better. And by better I mean super tasty.

You'll see the bites and pieces in later posts... once I figure out what I'm going to actually do with them. I knew I wanted to make Blondies with one set, and I thought this group—Kit Kats, Rolos, and Reese's Cups—would be up to the task. Feel free to use your favorite Blondie recipe for this. I'll post the one I used (from America's Test Kitchen) below.

Kit Kat, Rolo, and Reese's Cup Blondies
(I'm showcasing the most important part).

Ingredients

  • 7 1/2oz AP flour
  • 1t baking powder
  • 1/2t salt
  • 12T (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 10 1/2 oz brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 1/2t vanilla
  • 14 pieces each, mini Kit Kats, Rolos, and Reese's Cups, chopped in half

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease your brownie pan. (I used my Baker's Edge, but a 9x13 would do in a pinch).
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.
  • In a different bowl, whisk the melted butter and brown sugar together until combined.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined. 
  • Fold in chopped minis.
  • Pour mixture into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a rubber spatula.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until the top is shiny and cracked and feels firm to the touch (22 to 25 min).
  • Place the pan on a rack and let cool completely.
If you are looking to ratchet your go-to Blondie recipe up a notch, this is the way to do it. Before they even sink their teeth into these decadent treats, people will be impressed as you rattle off everything you managed to shove inside each fabulous bite.

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