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Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Egg Blondies #EasterRecipes


     Each year I fall a little bit more in love with Easter food.  The pretty pastels, the fun bunny shapes and all of the eggs.  When I was a kid, MiMi always loved the Mini Cadbury Eggs.  I always thought they were ok, but they weren't my favorites.  As time goes on I look forward to them more and more each year.  There is just something about them that is so tasty and the fact that they aren't available year round probably doesn't hurt anything either.


     Add to that anticipation the fact that Reese's now makes Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Eggs and you basically can't stop my face from grinning.  So I thought it would be fun to put these two into a tasty treat.  I originally had really big fancy plans, but I had a whole menu of things I wanted to make for our annual Easter party and only one day to get it all done.  Darn new jobs and not being able to take days off for party prep and cooking!  So I scaled back and went for something much easier.


    Though these blondies come together in almost no time and aren't quite as fancy as what I originally had planned, there is a pretty darn good chance that our guests will like them even more.  They have the classic chocolate and peanut butter flavors that our friends and families always go gaga for in a a chewy bar.  As easy as they are to make, they go down even easier!  I can't wait to see everyone enjoy them at the party.

    Are there any holiday foods that you look forward to every year?

Easter Egg Blondies
makes a 10x15" pan, or about 36 bars

Ingredients:

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
2-3 cups candy coated egg candies
a generous handful of spring sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray your 10x15x1 pan (half sheet jelly roll pan) with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together brown sugar and oil.  Beat in the eggs and the vanilla.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients until well mixed.
  5. Spread in prepared pan.
  6. Sprinkled candies and sprinkles over the top of the dough.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes.  The edges should be golden and the middle should test clean with a toothpick is inserted.
  8. Cool completely and then cut into squares.  Store in an airtight container.



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    Shared at Meal Plan Monday

    37 comments:

    1. Now, how can you go and win my heart anymore than you already have? By making Easter blondies!!! YUM and pretty pretty!!! Now if you can just tell me if you use a stepper at your desk at work, I'll love you even more you FitBit slayer you!!! Happy Easter to your and your beautiful family sweet peep. Hope Jax loves the easter Bunny and hunting eggs!

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      1. Ha! I wish I had a stepper at my desk. I was tempted to get a treadmill desk for they days I was actually at my desk at my old job. I get all of those steps the old fashioned way ;-) We had a fabulous Easter and I hope you did too!

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    2. I've always had a soft spot for mini eggs as well (although I have to say they taste better in the UK) - this is a cute way to use them!

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      1. I need to get my hands on the UK version then! Thanks, Caroline!

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    3. This will be a great way to use up all that leftover Easter candy. Thanks

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    4. I love a good blondie, these will be so fun to make with my son, thank you!

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      1. They are a perfect recipe to make with kids, fun and easy! Thanks, Jolene!

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    5. I look forward to seeing these today. It's going to be a fun and tasty party.

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    6. I love blondies and these are perfect for Easter.

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    7. Hi Carlee, your blondies look so good and yummy!
      Have a Happy Easter.
      Julie

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      1. Thank you so much, Julie! I hope you had a great Easter!

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    8. Yum!! This is definitely a bar I would love! And, I have always had a thing for those Mini Cadbury Eggs. Probably my all time Easter favorite!

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      1. Thank you! They were definitely a hit at our Easter party! Those Mini Cadbury Eggs are so addictive. I won't say how many I've had this weekend!

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    9. Love this! Definitely going to make with all the leftover candy!

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      1. Ours are gone,so maybe I'll make another batch! Thanks, Amy.

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    10. I have heard of blondies before, but I don't think I've ever had one! Saved this to Pinterest to try some time. :) Thanks for sharing on the Family Joy link up party!

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      1. If you like brown sugar you are sure to love them! They are so easy too, so I hope you give them a try. Thank you

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    11. These look so good and I might just have to make these with a variety of our Easter candy we received between the three egg hunts the kids went on! Thanks for linking up to the Easter Leftover Makeover Blog Party!

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      1. It is a fun way to use some candy. They were a hit at our Easter party, so I'm sure your family will love them!

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    12. Oh yes! Blondies are good, but when you stuff them with candy, they HAVE to be better! These sound so yummy Carlee! :-)

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    13. How cute! I love blondies and these Easter ones are perfect for spring. Thanks for joining us at the Family Joy Link Party!

      Samantha @ sammyapproves.com

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      1. Blondies are one of my favorites too, thanks!

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    14. They look nice and crispy on top and ooey gooey in the center. I can't wait to make them.

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      1. They really are and that's my favorite part! Thanks!

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    15. Wow, these look delicious--pinning to make sure I make these next Easter! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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      1. You can make them with any kind of candy in the meantime, but they are extra fun with the eggs! Thanks!

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    16. How funny that the eggs sink. That's the surprise in the middle!

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      1. I was really disappointed when that happened! But in a move very unlike me I was baking these the night before the post so that I could serve them on the following day, so I didn't have time to tinker. I've made these blondies before with other candies and they didn't sink like that! Maybe next year I'll get them to rise to the occasion!

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      2. But nobody minded and almost the whole batch disappeared at the party, despite there being at least 4 other desserts to choose from. So I'd say they're still a win!

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    17. Hi Carlee, I love a gooey chocolate brownie, but have never tried a blondie. Looks like I may have to give these a go! This was the first year in a long time that Mum never managed to get some Cadbury's mini eggs for us, they have been a favorite of mine since they first came on the scene. I bet Reese's peanut butter eggs are to die for, we do get the peanut butter cups, which I love too. I beginning to realise I may just have a sugar addiction!

      xx

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      1. I looooove a gooey brownie too. The blondies are very similar but brown sugar is the dominant flavor. It's part chocolate chip cookie and part non-chocolaty brownie! I definitely have a sugar addiction, but I've known that for a while. Every once in a while I think I need to cut back, but the feeling never sticks around long! ;-)

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