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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

White Chocolate Cherry Blondies

White Chocolate Cherry Blondies

Perfect for a picnic or potluck, this recipe makes three dozen delightful brownies!

2        cups packed brown sugar
1/2     cup butter or margarine, softened
2        teaspoons vanilla
1/2     teaspoon almond extract
2        eggs
2        cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1        teaspoon baking powder
1/4     teaspoon salt
2        packages (6 oz each) white chocolate baking bars, cut into chunks
1/2     cup slivered almonds
1/2     cup chopped dried cherries or cranberries
1/2     teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Heat oven to 325°F. Grease or spray 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • On low speed, beat in flour, baking powder and salt until well blended. Set aside 1/4 cup of white chocolate bar chunks. Stir in remaining chunks, almonds and cherries. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until top is golden brown and set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • In small microwavable bowl, microwave reserved white chocolate bar chunks and oil uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted; stir well. Drizzle glaze over bars. Or if desired, place glaze in small food-storage plastic bag and cut off small tip from one corner of bag; drizzle glaze in diagonal lines over bars. Let stand until glaze is set, about 3 hours. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

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