Sunday, August 22, 2010

Raspberry, Walnut, and Chocolate Blondies



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
  1. Line a square baking pan (8") with parchment paper and butter the lining
  2. Preheat your oven to 325 F
  3. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and the salt in a bowl
  4. Beat together the sugar and the butter until it is well mixed and fluffy in a second bowl
  5. Add the 2 eggs and the vanilla to the sugar mixture, mix well
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix thoroughly
  7. Add 1/4 cup of walnuts and 1/4 cup of chocolate chips to the batter and mix until evenly distributed
  8. Pour the batter into the square pan and spread it around with a spatula to level it
  9. Cover the batter with the raspberries, remaining walnuts, and remaining chocolate chips
  10. Place in oven and bake for about 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  11. Cut into squares, and enjoy! 

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