That is the caption above this recipe in my newest cookbook, America's Test Kitchen 10th Anniversary! It captured me...because it is so true. Every blondie recipe I had ever made, had been a dud. They were dry. They lacked flavor. They were just plain old boring.
I tried this recipe the day after I got the cookbook. It had totally change me mind on the old blondie. This recipe is packed with brown sugar flavor and is studded with both white and semisweet chocolate chips. Toasting the pecans does wonders for the flavor.
I promise this recipe won't let you down...
Oh, and as for the cookbook...I highly recommend it. I have tried several recipes already and all have been winners!
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted and cooled
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped coarse
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Adjust the oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13 by 9 inch baking pan with 2 pieces of foil and spray with vegetable oil. (Then you can lift and transfer the cooled bars to a cutting board)
Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl; set aside.
Whisk the brown sugar and melted butter together in a medium bowl until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in the nuts and white and semisweet chocolate chips and turn the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a rubber spatula.
Bake until the top is shiny and cracked and feels firm to the touch, 22-25 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and cool completely. Loosen the edges with a paring knife and lift the blondies from the pan using the foil sling. Cut the blondies into 2 by 1 1/2 inch bars and serve.
Recipe credit: America's Test Kitchen 10th Anniversary
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