July 27, 2010

TWD: Chewy, Chunky (Monster) Blondies


Blondes have more fun. Didn't you know that? ::tosses hair::

This week's Dorie recipe of Chewy, Chunky Blondies was chosen by Nicole of Cookies on Friday. Heck, cookies every day sound good to me! The original recipe calls for chocolate chips, coconut, Heath Toffee pieces and nuts. I didn't have any of those ingredients on hand, but I did have a leftover container of Target's Monster Trail Mix, with chocolate chips, M&M's, peanut butter chips, peanuts, and raisins. Close enough, right?


The recipe came together really easily and smelled absolutely divine. Alex kept asking me "are they ready yet?" like a kid on a road trip - "are we there yet?" The final product? Delicious! The Monster Trail Mix distributed nicely throughout the blondies, giving them a colorful speckled look. The brown sugar caramelized during baking, so they had a nice light molasses and sugar flavor...not too sweet. Blondies are incredibly versatile, and you can add any mix-ins that you like. I will definitely keep this recipe handy for a good crowd-pleaser!

11 comments:

chocolatechic said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are so right.

With all the add ins they should have been called monster blondies.

I only added toffee and butterscotch

cindy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Trail mix is a great idea! What a fun treat.

Karen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea to use trail mix in these. Gives a good mix to it. :) They look delicious! :)

Nickki said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great idea to use trail mix. They look delicious!

Cristine said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that you used trail mix! They look great!

Peggy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I had to look at your blondies twice because I kept seeing blue! Of course, then I read on and realized you put monster stuff in yours. . it sounds delicious.

Lillian said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea!

Clivia said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great variation, using trail mix. I love the colours peeking through!

Susan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love trail mix! What a great idea. I used chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, walnuts and coconut. Yum!

Pamela said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice way to use the trail mix!! Loved this recipe.

Nicole said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those sure look good with the Monster Mix. These were so great since you could leave in what you want and leave out what you want. Thanks for baking along with me this week.