Chocolate chip graham cracker blondies. I made 'em on a super hot, 90-degree day. Was I sweating by the end of my time in the kitchen? Yes. Were these blondies totally worth it? Absolutely. I needed a super quick dessert recipe since I was short on time (which is a rather common occurrence for me these days). I knew bars would be the way to go instead of cookies, and when I saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen, I immediately knew these were "the one." :)
I adapted the recipe slightly, and my exact ingredients are listed below. As you can read on the Smitten Kitchen website, these blondies have been deemed "infinitely adaptable." I love a recipe like that! Be creative with the ingredients you add. The possibilities are endless!
Of note, I doubled the original recipe. So, the proportions below are for a 13 x 9 pan. You can easily halve this for an 8 x 8 pan (and those proportions are on Smitten Kitchen).
-2 sticks (16 Tbsp.) butter, melted
-2 cups brown sugar (I used light brown sugar)
-2 large eggs
-2 tsp. vanilla
-2 cups all-purpose flour
-1/2 tsp. baking powder (this is not in the original recipe and you would be fine without it)
-1 cup chocolate chips (I used a combination of milk and semi-sweet)
-approx. 2/3 to 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (I crushed my own; they were coarsely crushed)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 13 x 9 pan. Mix the melted butter with brown sugar, and beat until smooth. Beat in eggs and then vanilla. Add the salt, and stir in the flour and baking powder. Mix in your additions (chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs). Pour into your prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes, or until the middle is set and a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before cutting.
I slightly under-cooked my blondies, causing them to have an ooey, gooey center. I'd highly recommend you do the same. :) I brought these to a frisbee game to share with my teammates, who gobbled them right up! Are you looking to please a crowd? These blondies may be just what you need.
Yum, yum, yum!!!