A dessert to cure that heart of glass
By Brittney MacDonald, Life & Style Editor
1 ½ cups brown sugar (packed tight)
½ cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips (white or semi-sweet chocolate)
1 cup butterscotch chips (optional)
2 large eggs
½ cup powdered sugar
Begin by pre-heating your over to 350 degrees.
In a big bowl, add the eggs, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla, and blend on low with a beater. You can also use a whisk if you don’t have a stand or hand-held mixer. Just make sure you mix it until everything is evenly blended.
After that, slowly stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt before carefully mixing in the chocolate chips. If you’re doing the additional butterscotch chips, you would also add those in now. Mix the chips in with a spoon as opposed to a mixer in order to avoid spillage.
Once done and everything is thoroughly mixed, set it aside.
Take a large baking pan (13” x 9” or something similar) and grease it before pouring the mixture in. Place in the centre oven rack, and bake for 18–20 minutes. The deeper the pan, the longer this will take, so test it with a toothpick before taking it out and cutting into it. Insert the toothpick into the centre, and if it comes out clean, then the blondies should be done.
Once out, sprinkle the powdered sugar over the top and let it cool for about 10 minutes before cutting into bars.