Blondie Brownie Bars

Description:

Recently purchased a KitchenAid heavy duty mixer  and have been trying new recipes ever since it landed on my door steps. To add up the excitement a bunch of recipe books arrived as a surprise from my dear hubby. So being the good wife that I am, started off with some easy recipes from the books. This blondie recipe is from KitchenAid cookbook which has few basic ingredients and sounded pretty easy for a novice baker like me.

Blondies are often called brownies without chocolate or mainly made with brown sugar  which gives them the blondie color with distinctive molasses flavour. To me,  it tasted  somewhat like a brownie but also like a thick chocolate chip cookie bar. It seemed like a bit of both. But does it really matter what is called when it taste this good? Definitely not.

Brownie / KitchenAid Blondies / Brownie Bars / Cookie bars / Stand Mixer Recipes.

 

Ingredients
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp Butter or margarine
2 cups Brown sugar
2 Eggs
1 & 1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 cups All-purpose flour
1 & 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Chopped walnuts
1/4 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

 Instruction:

Place butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in the mixer bowl.

Attach bowl and flat beater to mixer.

Turn to Speed 4 and beat 1 minute. Stop and scrape the bowl.

Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Turn to Speed 2 and beat 15 seconds.

 

 

Stop and scrape bowl.

Turn to Stir Speed add nuts and chocolate chips. Mix just until well combined.

 

Press dough into a 13×9 inch greased and floured pan.

This dough is extremely sticky and doesn’t spread easily. You have to use a plastic wrap on top of the dough and press to flatten. Remove the plastic wrap before baking.

Bake at 350 F for 20- 25 minutes.

Cool in pan, then cut into 3 x 1& 1/2 inch bars.

Notes:

Yield- 24 bars.

I just blindly followed the recipe and it turned out perfect. If you don’t have a stand mixer you may try this with a regular electric beater/mixer.

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8 comments to Blondie Brownie Bars

  • Deepa

    Hi Mullai
    This looks so delicious. Would love to try it. Can we use Maida instead of all purpose flour?
    Thanks

  • Sol Anand

    Mullai, I was looking for a kitchen aid for quite some time, confused between classic and artisan series. Which do you recommend?

    • Anand,
      The one I have is Kitchenaid 500 professional which has been a very recent addition to my kitchen and don’t have much to review about it but definitely very handy so far. I use it mainly for chapati, pizza and bread dough. Occasionally for baking needs like cookies, bars and cakes.
      Classic models have low power motor, small bowel size, 3 attachments, limited colour option and less expensive. Artisans have better power, bigger mixing bowls, 3 attachments and lot of color options, little expensive compared to the classic. Only problem is the some gears are made of plastic.
      Next level is the professional series which has lot more powerful motor, big stainless steel mixer bowl with handle, 3 attachments and most parts in steel. Problem here is.. it does not tilt like the artisan.
      So, it all depends on how much your going to put to use, if you are an ardent baker and love to cook then Professional is your best bet. Thanks.

  • GG

    Are these Kitchen Aid mixers good for kneading dough? Like for chappathi?

  • Hi!! Love all your recipes. the blondies looks mouthwateringly delicious

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