M&M Blondies

One of my favorite reactions to Eric and my engagement came from Eric’s cousin, Katie. She said something along the lines of          “good job marrying someone who has a useful hobby- Colleen has to bring baked goods to all the family parties now!” And anytime I “have to” bring baked goods, I am totally game. Well last Saturday was one of Eric’s family parties, and I happily volunteered to bring some sweets. Per Eric’s request I brought his favorite Nutella Pretzel Cookies and these M&M Blondies. The blondies are based off of my favorite bar recipe, with a few new ingredients. As usual, these bars are dense and sweet and full of flavor. This time around the addition of M&Ms made the batch reminiscent of cake like chocolate chip cookies. And like most of the recipes I share, they come together quite easily. Enjoy!
Ingredients: Makes 12 bars
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup m&m’s
Preparation:
  1. Cream butter & sugars together with an electric mixer
  2. Beat in eggs & vanilla
  3. Stir in milk
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder & salt
  5. Slowly add flour mixture into butter mixture
  6. Stir in m&m’s
  7. Spread batter into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan (batter will be similar to that of cookie dough)
  8. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until baked through

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