You guys know how I work. I see the holiday M&Ms, instantly buy 3 bags, bring them home and think, "hmmmm...what can I bake with these...". And thus...a blondie was born and adorned with Valentine M&Ms. And you know what else? You could totally mix and match these for any holiday (M&M makes Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, St. Paddy's Day, Easter...and probably more!) Make a blondie and have it with your sweetheart.
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups Valentine M&Ms (or whatever holiday you're celebrating)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with Pam and set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla with a spoon until just blended. In a second bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly stir the flour mixture into the brown sugar mixture until just combined. Stir in one cup of your M&Ms.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Take your remaining 1/2 cup M&Ms and slightly press them across the top of the batter. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.
Simple and festive. Kiss your Valentine!