Let me be straight with you, I have little to no experience making squares of any kind. I am not really sure why I have never had the urge to try them before, but I am currently very inexperienced in the dessert square department.
A couple months ago I tried a fantastic sounding recipe for fudge-y squares, and disaster! They tasted nasty!
Then I saw this recipe on marthastewart.com, and I figured, "these looked way too delicious to go as badly as my first attempt!". So I gave squares a second chance. And you know what? I am glad I did! These were so delicious, and the recipe is really versatile. I used what I had left in my pantry instead of buying the almonds the recipe called for, and the blondies were fantastic!
I topped mine with red and yellow raspberries, walnuts, and chocolate chips. The raspberries tasted amazing in this recipe. The original recipe can be found here.
Raspberry, Walnut, and Chocolate Blondies
- 1/2 stick plus 1 tbsp butter
- 1 2/3 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup (generous) raspberries
- Line a square baking pan (8") with parchment paper and butter the lining
- Preheat your oven to 325 F
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, and the salt in a bowl
- Beat together the sugar and the butter until it is well mixed and fluffy in a second bowl
- Add the 2 eggs and the vanilla to the sugar mixture, mix well
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix thoroughly
- Add 1/4 cup of walnuts and 1/4 cup of chocolate chips to the batter and mix until evenly distributed
- Pour the batter into the square pan and spread it around with a spatula to level it
- Cover the batter with the raspberries, remaining walnuts, and remaining chocolate chips
- Place in oven and bake for about 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
- Cut into squares, and enjoy!