Chewy, buttery, and packed with chocolate coated candies make these Brown Sugar Blondies for Valentine's Day perfect!
I have pulled out my Valentine's Day decorations, and we are gearing up for the month of "love". I like to make several yummy treats during the month of February, and these Brown Sugar Blondies are on the top of that list. The only thing that really makes them festive for Valentine's Day are the M&M's.
So in all reality, you can totally change out the color of the candy to represent any holiday (or sports team) you want. I've made these around Christmas several times.
What is the difference between a blondie and a brownie?
Instead of a chocolate flavor, that we all know and love from brownies, blondies have more of a vanilla and molasses flavor, thanks to the brown sugar.
How do I know if my blondies are cooked?
The edges will start to pull away from the sides of the pan, and they will begin to darken slightly.
Can you rebake uncooked blondies?
Yes! Simply place them back into the oven and allow them to cook a little longer.
How do I fix undercooked blondies?
If they are still in the oven, at the end of bake time, and they appear to not be cooked, simply leave in the oven a little longer.
If you have already removed them from the oven, place them back in and cook longer.
What can I bake into my brown sugar blondies?
- Chopped nuts
- Butterscotch chips
- Peanut butter chips
- Chocolate or white chocolate chips
- Chopped up candy bars
You could get all creative and use heart shaped cookie cutters to cut these out, but I'm too lazy for all that. All I do is pull these out with the parchment lined baking dish, drop them on the counter, and slice using my huge pizza cutter. It's not the typical roll type, but sort of a large blade sort of thing. Very awesome for cutting pizza and these blondies! That would be a great pairing for Valentine's Day.
How do I make Blonde Brownies?
⅓ cup butter melted
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup Valentine’s Day Color M&M’s
- Mix together melted butter and brown sugar.
- Stir in the egg and vanilla extract.
- Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Fold in the M&M's, and pour into a prepared baking pan.
Here are a few more recipes that I think you’ll enjoy:
- ⅓ cup butter melted
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Valentine’s Day Color M&M’s
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a 9X9 inch baking pan with parchment paper, and set aside.
- In a large bowl mix together the brown sugar and melted butter until combined.
- Mix in the egg and vanilla, set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, working in small batches, stirring until thoroughly combined after each until it’s all mixed in.
- Stir in ⅔ cup M&M’s.
- Spread into your prepared dish, and sprinkle with the remaining M&M’s.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Allow to cool completely before cutting.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 243mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 3g