Tuesday, September 6, 2011

White Chocolate Confetti Blondies

Most food bloggers have something that I like to call “thelist.”  It’s a list of things that we hope to eventually bake orcook.  Mine is forever long and somehow it keeps growing.  It’s typed up in a spreadsheet (I’m an Excel junkie!) and it’s titled “Things to Blog.”  The list doesn’t contain extravagant desserts or meals; just things that I love and that I want to try my hand at making.  It includes doughnuts, Coq au Vin, English muffins, bagels, tiramisu and so on.
Blondies are (were) also on that list.  For some reason or another I had never made them before last week.  I actually sent out a tweet for clarification on what a blondie even is.  It’s so obvious it’s painful but I’m glad that I asked.  Blondies are the opposite of brownies. Brown sugar instead of chocolate creates a blondie…genius, right?!  I seriously hope I’m not the only one who did not know why blondies are called blondies.  Regardless, my pride was swallowed, I asked and I’ll just say that I’m so glad I have such smart Twitter friends!
Now on to these lovelies…oh my word.  If anything, I’ve been missing out.  I know these things are popular but now I know why.  They are buttery, sweet and the texture is the dreamiest texture you can imagine.  I’m probably going to be making these at least once per week for the next several weeks.  The best part?  You can mix in practically anything.  I chose white chocolate chips and sprinkles (because I love sprinkles!)  I can imagine that dried cranberries, nuts, Reece’s Pieces, or any other candy would be so delicious too.

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White Chocolate Confetti Blondies Recipe

Yield: 12 small squares

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup light brown sugar
1 whole egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup sprinkles

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8 pan or line with parchment paper.
Mix the butter and brown sugar on low and mix until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.

Add salt and stir in flour. Add in the white chocolate chips and sprinkles and stir until well-combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and baked for 25 – 30 minutes or until it is set in the middle and the edges begin to brown. Watch carefully for the last few minutes.

Cool completely before cutting. Yes, completely. I am the worst at this. No patience!

 

 

54 Responses to “White Chocolate Confetti Blondies”

  1. #
    Manu — September 6, 2011 @ 5:55 am

    Hahaha I did not why a blondie was called blondie either!!! Well… there you have it! I haven't made them yet, but these look great Cassie! :-)

  2. #
    Tina — September 6, 2011 @ 6:44 am

    Yes, I do like the fact that the blondie base goes perfectly with so many different add ins. Your picture looks delicious with the crackly top and the chewy underneath. Yum!

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    cafelula — September 6, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    I am an Excel junkie too! I also have a "to-make" spreadsheet with about 20 tabs in titled things like Brownies, Pasta, Cakes, Puddings, Cheesecakes, Mexican, etc. and each tab has recipes of that sort that I want to try, and then comments next to them when I've made them, tweaks I made, would I make them again… Also got spreadsheets for finances, calorie tracking, things I want to buy… we are too cool ;)

    Aaaanyway, these are so pretty and yummy looking! Being a big fan of white chocolate seems to be another thing we have in common!

  4. #
    kitchenarian — September 6, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    I love blondies because sometimes I want something sweet and dense that is not chocolate; hard to believe, but true! This looks like the perfect blondie!

  5. #
    Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} — September 6, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    I loooove blondies. I'll take them over brownies most days

  6. #
    Sandra — September 6, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    Dear those look and sound perfect..I never made them either, maybe I should give it a try!:)

  7. #
    Erin — September 6, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    I have not ever made Blondies either. They look so good, I can't wait to make them! Sprinkles are such a fun add in too!

  8. #
    Peggy — September 6, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    So glad you made blondies! I prefer them over brownies (I know, chocoholics everywhere are rolling their eyes at me). And I love the fun confetti look to these =)

  9. #
    Cookin' Cowgirl — September 6, 2011 @ 9:05 am

    Blondies are the best!! These remind me of my funfetti blondie bites!

  10. #
    Mercedes — September 6, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    I would like one of these with my latte right now please! I love that you made a spreadsheet! I should follow your lead……

  11. #
    Carolyn — September 6, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    Those look delicious, Cassie! And yep, my list of things to bake and cook is about a zillion years long!

  12. #
    Three-Cookies — September 6, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    Looks nice and colorful – a colorful blondie:)

  13. #
    Michael Ann — September 6, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    Mmmm, these look delicious! I found our blog from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts. You have some wonderful looking recipes here!

    http://thebiggreenbowl.blogspot.com

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — September 6, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    My list definitely grows faster than I accomplish it. Glad you knocked the blondie off your list, they are one of my favorite things to bake! And these looks fabulous.

  15. #
    Alida — September 6, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    These blondies look delicious. Sprinkles are such a fun addition!

  16. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 6, 2011 @ 11:45 am

    Cassie, these blondies are so cute! I love the confetti sprinkles! I know what you mean about the "things to make" list. Mine never ends!

  17. #
    Rachel — September 6, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    I've never made blonies either! I do have a recipe for them that I keep considering and then not making. I like yours better though – the sprinkles are so pretty!

  18. #
    Ana Helena — September 6, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    I never made blondies either but love to eat them. Your look so delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  19. #
    Alex — September 6, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    I love blondies! I'm always looking for the perfect recipe! I'll have to try these!

  20. #
    RavieNomNoms — September 6, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    These are so much fun!! Too cute!

  21. #
    Jennifer — September 6, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    I really like blondies too as chocolate can give me a migraine. These are very unusual.

  22. #
    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — September 6, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

    I've never made blondies either! And you're not alone- after reading this post, I've just learned what makes a blondie a blondie. :) Thanks for sharing! I really want to make them now.

  23. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — September 6, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    I usually like brownies because I'm a chocoholic, but your blondies look so cute and delicious! You are not the only one – I didn't know why it's called Blondies either… Thanks for educating me. ;-)

  24. #
    Lizzy — September 6, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    I think I "almost" like blondies better than brownies…so many fun additions possible. Your first attempt looks mighty tasty!

  25. #
    Ryan — September 6, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    Count me as one who likes blondies better than brownies and I had no idea why they were called that! Thanks for the factoid!! These look so good with the white chocolate chips! I'm a big fan of funfetti!

  26. #
    Ann — September 6, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    Hi Cassie! I love blondies! These are incredible and I bet they taste amazing! I recently made some (with a bit of a healthy makeover) and put craisins and nuts in them…delish!

    ….but sprinkles ROCK!

  27. #
    Pegasuslegend — September 6, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

    These are so pretty!

  28. #
    Maggie @MaggieCooks — September 6, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    I didnt know what a blondie was either!! haha
    But I do have some blondie recipes that I want to try too! I need to get my hands on them!
    so yummy :)

  29. #
    Baking Serendipity — September 6, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    I think I've only made a blondie once and it definitely didn't involve sprinkles, which I adore :)

  30. #
    Kim Bee — September 7, 2011 @ 12:13 am

    So yummy. I've never made them but this has inspired me to try.

  31. #
    Beth Michelle — September 7, 2011 @ 3:15 am

    My "to bake/cook" list is too long and is added to everyday!! I have actually never made blondies either and should probably add them to my list!! These look wonderful I love the confetti in them, so pretty!

  32. #
    Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook — September 7, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    Looks like I've got something new to add to my list now ;). Glad you went with white chocolate, can't go wrong with it!

  33. #
    Ann — September 7, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    These were a-ma-zing! I've also stumbled them! Just so you know – you have an award on my site today. Congratulations!

  34. #
    meeshiesmom — September 7, 2011 @ 8:53 am

    I think we are on the same wave length! I just blogged about and made these. I love Smitten Kitchen and love how easy this recipe is. I browned the butter, because I'm on a browned butter kick, but I love how you have white chocolate in yours.
    Karen

  35. #
    Becka (The Elegant Eggplant) — September 7, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    I have one of those lists too!!! I love excel. These look delish… adding them onto that huge list of mine!!! So colorful and cute.

  36. #
    Kim {Recipes To Run On} — September 7, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    Blondies are one of my FAVE treats! But I'm laughing because instead of being on blogs, I'm supposed to be creating an Excel spreadsheet for my daughter's class for her teacher {as room mom}…. and I have NO clue how to use Excel? How embarassing! And you LOVE to make them! :-)

  37. #
    Lauren's Latest — September 7, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    Blondies + funfetti?! What?! You've gotta be kidding me! Party in my mouth!

  38. #
    CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com/ — September 7, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    whoaaa these look awesome!!! my husband is obsessed with the boxed funfetti cupcakes but these look so much better!!!

  39. #
    Russell at Chasing Delicious — September 7, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

    What a cute recipe! I love all things confetti. I love that you have your list in excel. Mine is locked away in my brain.

  40. #
    Tiffany — September 7, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    Oh yes, I have the list … it grows much faster than I cross things off of it! … Now, these blondies are on the list! :D

  41. #
    Anne@frommysweetheart — September 7, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

    Cassie…I have a large and growing 'to do' list, too. Some of the things I've made before but want to perfect. So I don't think my list is going to be cleared for a while! These blondies are sooooo pretty! I much prefer blondies over brownies…so sweet and chewy. But the white chocolate and sprinkles here…..yum! : )

  42. #
    Deborah — September 7, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

    I haven't made a list, simply because I know I'd feel overwhelmed!! But I absolutely love blongdies, and I love the sprinkles in these. Delicious!

  43. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — September 8, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    These just gave me the urge to bake blondies again. I haven't baked them in so long, I can't even remember. These look divine, as your recipes always do! :) Thanks for sharing. I got a list as well, and these are going on the list to make very soon!

  44. #
    Erin — September 9, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    I think I might try these today using coconut oil instead of butter, what do you think?

  45. #
    kita — September 9, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    Just kicked those pesky english muffins off my list ;) These blondies look fun. Make you smile and sneak another kind of fun. Glad you got around to trying them out!

  46. #
    Katie @ peacebeme — September 11, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

    Okay, bookmarked this! Definitely on my list. Blondies are one of my all-time favorite desserts (the other just happens to be funfetti cake, for real). ;)

  47. #
    sally @ sally's baking addiction — January 4, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    Hi Cassie! I’ve made similiar funfetti blondies before using a box of yellow cake mix. I add sprinkles and white chocolate chips to mine, but I never thought to replace the white chocolate chips with nuts or other candies, as you suggest in this post. Genius! :)

  48. #
    Nikki — November 25, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    I have never made blondies either because they always look so dry in recipe pictures… but these seem to defy that!! I am thinking of using misty mints/pastel mints (kina like creamy minty white chocolate) to put in the blondies… do you think this would make a good combo?? I was originally thinking just making my fave choco chip cookie dough and subbing the minty morsels for the CC’s!

    • Cassie replied: — November 25th, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

      Hi Nikki, I just replied to your comment on my other blondies. I think either this or the other recipe would be absolutely perfect. I love both recipes, this one is my favorite though. It’s so moist, buttery and brown-sugary! You will love it!

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