Friday, February 6, 2009

Brown Sugar Blondies for Valentine's Day

I am a sucker for cute gimmicks.

I know I should not be suckered into buying things just because they are themed or cute, but I can not help it. I never buy M&M's. I think they taste good and are great in baked items, but I never really think to get then. Then I saw these cute pink and red M&M's and had to buy them. I spent a good 20 minutes in Rite Aide and then another 20 minutes in CVS pondering what I could bake just to buy these M&M's. Something about the cute packaging just suckers me in! I also bought a package of the all green M&M's because I could not resist. I think I am going to save them for St. Patrick's day. Anyway, I found this recipe for brown sugar blondies on Allrecipes and thought they would be a perfect match for my adorable M&M's.

Brown Sugar Blondies
adapted from

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup to 1 1/3 cup M&M's

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
Melt 1/3 cup butter. Add 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar and mix well. Cool slightly. Add egg (beaten) and vanilla and blend well. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing well. Mix in 2/3 cup M&M's. Spread in 9 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Sprinkle 1/3 to 2/3 cup M&M's on top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Store in airtight container at room temperature.


  1. Great recipe! But the cooking time was much too short - I found that putting a piece of foil over the top and cooking it for another 10 minutes works best.

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  4. can these be made into regular cookies

  5. Julie, I have never tried, but I think if you visit the original recipe I linked to there is some information about making them into cookies,

  6. I made these and the M&Ms sank to the bottom-anyone know why? Should I have refrigerated the dough before baking?

  7. can these be frozen ?

  8. light brown sugar or dark brown sugar?

  9. Either will work just fine. I use whatever is on hand.