Monday, January 16, 2012

Yummy Snickers Blondies

Do you love Snickers bars?  Who doesn't?  Check out these melt-in-your mouth bars!

Snickers Blondies
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
12 fun-size Snickers candies, quartered

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on 2 sides.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.  Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated; fold in the Snickers.
3. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.  Bake until golden and a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 25 to 30 minutes.
4. Let cool completely in the pan.  Using the overhangs, transfer the blondie to a cutting board and cut into 16 bars.