I am very forgetful. About the only thing I can be relied on to always remember are the names of people and actors. I can spout off useless pop culture trivia.
But I forget to turn lights off when I leave rooms (a terrible thing to admit this close to Earth Day). I forget to bring important documents when they are necessary. I forget to return phone calls, emails or texts. For this reason, I was blessed with the nickname “Blondie” by my dad. Well, he named me that for my forgetfulness as well as my penchant for asking silly questions on occasion.
I may forget to turn those darned lights off (which used to cost me $.25 when I was growing up) but I won’t soon forget the taste of these delicious, gooey Blondies. I might be forced to remind myself again soon, since my first batch has barely lasted 24 hours.
Chocolate Nut Blondies
Makes 25 (perfect bite) bars
1/3 C butter 1 C light brown sugar, packed 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 C all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 C dark chocolate chips (or any type of chocolate) 1/4 C chopped walnuts (or other nuts) Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9×13 baking pan. In a small saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar together until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Stir in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add in sugar mixture and stir until well incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top. Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts over top. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars (they will still be gooey!).
Love at first bite, I promise!
So is this “blondie” thing good or bad? I dunno, you tell me..