In all honesty, I have been trying to clean up my act a bit and not post quite so many sugar laden recipes. I mean they are good, don't get me wrong. The problem with posting multiple desserts in a week is you have to eat said desserts. Of course I don't take too much issue with extra desserts, but there is a limit and my jeans say we are there. Don't worry, it's not like we are going to have a total ban on sweets. Just a proposed slow down. Maybe. For a while. But it is fall soon and I love pumpkin and apple treats and after that it's Christmas... so lets not hold our collective breath or anything.
As a peace offering for the supposed slow down that I may or may not follow through on, I am giving you a big batch recipe that is super easy to make. No fancy equipment, no complicated instructions, just yummy treats in a matter of minutes. You could pretty easly cut this recipe down if you want, but it is sized perfectly for taking to share with coworkers. Which is what I happened to do. I took the tray in when I arrived and got a text from my boss later saying they didn't last 45 minutes. There were only about a dozen people around that day due to vacations and whatnot, so I'll let you do the math. (I think they like them!) They would also be perfect for team treats or potlucks.
You can certainly use chocolate chips or even better, chunks, if you don't have candy bars. But I like the fun variance of using leftover candies. Some bites have a bit of caramel, some have a little peanut and each bit is deliciously unique. If you have extra candy bars lying around after Halloween, Christmas or Easter, you can chop them up, freeze them and pull them out through out the year for delicious baked goods. (I know... extra candy?! Apparently that's a thing. Who knew?) If nothing else, you can make good use of the after holiday clearance candy!
Lotsa Candy Bar Blondies
makes a 10x15" pan, or about 36 bars
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups chopped candy bars
- Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray your 10x15x1 pan (half sheet jelly roll pan) with non-stick spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients and set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together brown sugar and oil. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla.
- Stir in the dry ingredients until well mixed.
- Spread in prepared pan.
- Sprinkled chopped candy bar pieces over the top of the dough.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes. The edges should be golden and the middle should test clean with a toothpick is inserted.
- Cool completely and then cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.
This recipe was shared at Meal Plan Monday