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The World’s Best Blondies

Move over brownies. The World’s Best Blondies are gaining popularity one bite at a time! A meringue-like top, chewy bottom and really delicious!

I first had these chewy cake-like Blondies at a retreat center over twenty years ago. I always wondered how I could get the recipe; I had inquired about it but no one ever got back to me. Then I attended a yoga weekend at the center and the center’s baker was in attendance. She immediately said yes to the recipe (she had gotten it from her mother), and I’m so happy she did, as they’re very, very good.

I have changed the recipe slightly. I felt it was a bit sweeter than it needed to be so I cut both the granulated and the brown sugars by 1/4 cup each. If you like really sweet, feel free to add the half-cup of sugar back in. I also added more vanilla, which was a plus as well.

You can use chocolate in Blondies if chocolate isn’t an issue.  I like chopping chocolate from a large bar and include all the little pieces as they melt into the dough, though chips work fine as well. You can substitute butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, even chopped Heath bars (if they’re even available these days. Or, keep it simple and just use chopped nuts.  If you are adding chips, however, you may or may not want a whole cup of toasted nuts — it’s your call.

 

 

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is an author, educator, culinary historian, and owner of The Vanilla Company (www.vanillaqueen.com), a socially conscious, product-driven information and education site dedicated to the promotion of pure, natural vanilla, and the support of vanilla farmers worldwide. She also does culinary presentations for food professionals, cooking schools, trade shows, food fairs, and private groups, and is a regular radio and TV guest.
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is an author, educator, culinary historian, and owner of The Vanilla Company (www.vanillaqueen.com), a socially conscious, product-driven information and education site dedicated to the promotion of pure, natural vanilla, and the support of vanilla farmers worldwide. She also does culinary presentations for food professionals, cooking schools, trade shows, food fairs, and private groups, and is a regular radio and TV guest.

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