Is there anything better than cookies in brownie form? Soft, chewy, yummy–and easy to bake. If you’re like me, your pantry becomes a haven for the left-over mix-ins from past recipes–chocolate chips, candy bits, chopped nuts, mini-marshmallows. The list goes on. And if you’re like me, you can’t bear the thought of waste. What do to? I put together this easy recipe for blondies using up all those yummy odds and ends. If you’re looking for a simple and sweet at-home treat during this unusual time, I hope you’ll enjoy these bars. They’re a great reward for organizing the pantry!
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- ½ c. brown sugar, packed
- 2 lg eggs
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2¼ c. all-purpose flour
- ½ c. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon optional
- 2-2¼ c. chocolate chips, candy bits, chopped nuts, mini-marshmallows--whatever mix-ins you like
Preheat oven to 350F.
Melt butter. Transfer to lg mixing bowl.
Add brown sugar; blend well.
Beat in eggs.
Blend in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, blend flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Gradually blend into butter mixture.
Mix in mix-ins.
Spread batter evenly into greased 13x9" baking pan.
Bake at 350F until fork tines come out clean, approx. 25-28 minutes.
Cool. Cut and serve.