I will admit that I’m a brownie fanatic. I was stuck between this recipe and a chocolate brownie recipe, but decided to make this. I love that this recipe is so simple to make. Most of the ingredients that the recipe calls for is what most people have in their pantry, which is great because you can whip up a quick dessert in minutes.
Another great thing about this recipe is that it is a one bowl recipe and it’s so basic. Therefore you can transform this recipe into anything you like. That’s why Deb from Smitten Kitchen call these “blondies, infinitely adaptable” because you can add other combinations to the batter and make it your own unique bar. If you are interested to see the other combinations you can add to the bars, im including a link to the original website below.
I made these blondies twice. The first time I made them, they were good, but not dry. I used a different sized baking pan than the recipe call for, so I totally forgot that the baking time would be different. The second time I made the blondies, they were even better than the first time I made them. They were moist because I under baked them and they were chewy. It almost reminds of a m&m cookie except made into to bars.
Most blondies recipes that I looked at had leavening agents (such as baking powder or baking soda) in the batter. If you like your blondies to have leavening agents, feel free to add them to the recipe, I’m sure they will taste great. Also, this recipe states that the bars should be a gooey bar and the bars will continue to set as they cool. If you’re not a fan of gooey baked goods, then bake the blondies until you think they are just right.
From Smitten Kitchen
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar (dark or light)
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup m&m + 1/4 cup for top
Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 pan with butter.
Combine melted butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Mix until smoothed. Beat in the egg, and then the vanilla. Add the salt, then stir in the flour. Fold in 1 cup of m&m’s in the batter until well combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared greased pan and the remaining m&m’s on top of the batter. Bake 20-25 minutes or until the middle has set. Cool before cutting.