Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Blondies have more fun

For a few months now Andy's been meeting with a group of guys in a mentorship group. Sometimes they meet at our house so that gives me an excuse to bake something for them.
I love blondies but sometimes they are so dry and do not taste all that great. Somehow with the magic of cake mixes, they are pretty amazing. Toss in some chocolate chips? Melt some extra chocolate from the fridge to drizzle on? Instant winning treat.
Please note the amazing triangle cut. The recipe I followed suggested such a fancy cut. I'm pretty sure Andy thought I was crazy, squares are good, but they aren't nearly as fancy as triangles. Does the shape change the taste? why are pies round? But the slices are triangle? those are pretty awesome - so why would THESE be even better as triangles. Ok, I'll stop now, I'm weird - I get it... whatever.

Chocolate Chunk Blondies
1 box vanilla or golden vanilla cake mix
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons water
2 eggs
1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks/or chips
1/3 cup chocolate frosting

1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, mix cake mix, butter, water and eggs with spoon. Stir in chocolate chunks. Spread evenly in pan.
2 Bake 21 to 26 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave frosting uncovered on High 20 to 25 seconds or until melted; stir. Drizzle over bars. Let stand about 30 minutes or until frosting is set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Or for triangles, cut bars into 6 rows by 2 rows, then cut each bar diagonally in half to form triangles. Store covered at room temperature.

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