Thursday, September 6, 2012

Triple Chip Blondies

I love the "Our Best Bites" blog and check it regularly. I saw this the day it went up and immediately printed it out and stuck it in my purse so that it could be made when I got home. It didn't disappoint; the blondies were rich and just the right texture and none of the chips overpowered any of the others. All in all a win. Thank you Our Best Bites for making me a hero!!

Triple Chip Blondies
Our Best Bites

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter
2 cups light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour, lightly spooned into a measuring cup and leveled with the back of a knife
2/3 cup chocolate chips, plus 1/3 cup for drizzling on top
2/3 cup white chocolate chips
2/3 cup peanut butter chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil or shortening
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9×13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Melt the butter in microwave. Combine in a large mixing bowl with the brown sugar. Add the vanilla and the eggs and beat on medium speed until combined. Add the flour and mix until just combined (don't overdo it). Add the chocolate chips (excluding the 1/3 cup reserved chips), white chocolate chips, and peanut butter and mix until combined.

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool completely. When cool, combine the reserved chips and the coconut oil or shortening in a small freezer zip-top bag, seal it, and heat it in the microwave in 15-second increments, smooshing the bag with your hands until the chocolate and oil are smooth (repeat as long as necessary). Cut a small corner out of the bag and squeeze the melted chocolate over the baked blondies. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.