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Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Blondies

16 Jan

Well, I’m not much for resolutions. In fact, the only resolution I’ve decided on thus far is to eat McDonald’s once a week. You might be surprised and disgusted to hear this, but I’ll explain my reasoning. First of all, I love McDonald’s. I’m unabashed about that. One time I went on a first date to McDonald’s and I was pumped. Secondly, I used to go to McDonald’s a TON a few years ago. I’d go a few times a week, usually to consume a hot fudge sundae with peanuts (only ONE DOLLAR, PEOPLE) or a cheeseburger and french fries (their french fries really are a league of their own) or a delicious breakfast sandy (“sandy” = cute word for sandwich). Looking back, I realized those were the good ol’ days.

I sincerely hope to get some impassioned responses to my one and only resolution. (Adrianne, you are disgusting or You are going to die a young death feeding your body that crap or Me tooooo, McDonald’s is AMAZE!!)

I realize many of you may feel McDonald’s is extremely unhealthy. So here’s a really healthy dessert option to balance out life. (Not! I FREAKING LOVE DELICIOUS FOOD.)

Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Blondies

I first had a variation of these PB cup s’mores bars over Thanksgiving, thanks to a sweet coworker. They are seriously addictive and the most pleasant combination of flavors in your mouth. When I started searching for a recipe to base these off of, though, the only recipes I found called for 16 PB cups. 16!! I only had 3 in my cupboard, so I made do with my own little recipe.

The result? Better than OK. Much better. Probably what makes these so great is the browned butter and brown sugar combo. The blondie base is truly delicious, and it makes the bars have a buttery, almost-caramel flavor. To recap: butter caramel flavor + peanut butter cups + marshmallow + milk chocolate + graham cracker = heaven.  Enjoy these addictive little treats.

Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Blondies

Stir up your blondie dough.

Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Blondies

Press 2/3 of the dough into pan and cover with peanut butter cups and milk chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Blondies

Add your marshmallow layer, then top with remaining 1/3 blondie dough. (This will not be an exact science.)

Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Blondies

Bake for 15 minutes, then top with graham cracker crumbles and continue baking another 5-7 minutes. Cool until set, then dig in!

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White Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Cookie Dough Blondies

15 Aug

I have contradictory ideas when it comes to nicknames. I don’t want anybody giving me a nickname. Nicknames don’t really work with a long name like Adrianne. People have tried “Adri” and “Dri,” but they never really stick. But on the other hand, I give everyone else nicknames. Sometimes they don’t even know about the nickname, but I still refer to them as that most of the time.

Before you go thinking I use nicknames as a means to talk behind someone’s back, I usually don’t make up mean or senseless nicknames to be cruel. For the most part, they are quite simple and nice, and truly, if I don’t make up a nickname for you, then I probably don’t care for you that much. So a nickname from me is really a badge of honor.

Here’s a nickname for these blondies: Best Blondies Ever. After I saw this recipe re-created online, I knew I had to have the cookbook. Based solely on its name, The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook, the cookbook had to be a winner. I’ll save you the anticipation. It is a winner. And these blondies definitely are. Combine the deliciousness of white chocolate-macadamia nut cookies with chewy blondies and then toss cookie dough topping in the mix. Convinced yet? If not, drool over the pictures for a while, then get back to me.

Start by melting your white chocolate and butter until smooth.

Add your sugars, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking soda, and salt to your melted chocolate/butter mixture.

Pour into your parchment-lined pan.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.

Whip up your eggless white chocolate-macadamia nut cookie dough. DROOL.

Spread the cookie dough nice and evenly over the blondies.

Melt the remaining white chocolate and pipe or drizzle in a decorative pattern.

Cut into 20 squares and enjoy. Refrigerate any leftovers. (Good luck with the leftovers part!) (more…)