Brownies, bars and cereal treats are some of my favorite things to make for picnics, barbecues and parties.
They are typically fast, easy and delicious. Not to mention that for the most part you can add most anything to them to "kick them up a notch", toffee chips, chunks of peanut putter cups, etc.
These Blondie's are exactly the sort of recipe that I am referring. They have been around forever, and in fact are known by many names, Congo Bars, Samoa Bars, Blondie's and more. My grandmother had this recipe written on a note card, I have no idea where it came from, my guess is that it is over 20 years old because she has been gone that long.
Triple Chocolate Blondie's
3/4 cup of butter, melted
2 cups of dark brown sugar
2 3/4 cups of flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup of 60% dark chocolate chips
1 cup of semi sweet chips
1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a 9 x 13" pan. I use cooking spray and then line with foil or parchment and then spray again.
In a medium bowl combine melted butter and brown sugar, stir until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until combined. Then add the flour, salt, baking soda and powder, mix until just combined. Do not over mix. Then add the chips and stir until combined.
Pour into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, do not over bake. If you like your bars gooey than cook for less time. Let cool if you can and then cut and serve.
NOTES: You could add anything your would like to the batter, nuts, semi-sweet chips, coconut, or whatever you like.
I have to be honest, I have never really liked Blondie's when I have eaten them at the bakery or other places I have been. I think the main reason is because there are never enough chips to suit my taste and they are often over cooked.
This recipe was different, I could have eaten the entire pan, and in one evening I ate an entire row before they were cooled. These Blondie's are rich, moist, have a slightly crunchy top and are oozing with chocolate, especially slightly cooled from the oven.
I hope that you try them, and if you do, let me know. Also if you have a favorite "Blondie" recipe I would love to try your version, if you would like to share it.
Enjoy your day!
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