Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Valentine's Blondies


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.


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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!

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18 comments:

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Going to pin these right now.....guessing they will get LOTS and LOTS of repins. They are sooo festive!

Aubs said...

cute!! hard to believe its already time to think about valentines day ~ seems like it was Christmas like yesterday! =)

Marie Matter said...

SO cute! Going to pin this to make for my little fifth-graders on Valentine's Day!

Narci D said...

Love! So festive! Would be great to take to school for the kids' classmates! :)

Candice Ibarra said...

These look great! I'm visiting a children's hospital in Dallas on valentines day I am sure they will all love these!

Sarah Crosby said...

YUM! These look amazing!

Laura Carter said...

Made these today and like everything else you post it was delicious!!!

Tara G. said...

When we were overseas, I would have my mom send me bags of holiday M&Ms and then I'd sort them so I'd have green for St. Pat's or pink for a little girl bday. American M&Ms are different (and superior!) to the foreign rendition! :) These blondies look yummy!

Jim and Shannon said...

I made these today and they were delicious! They took 35 minutes to cook through for me and I used a 1/4 cup of m&m's on the top instead of a half cup. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Made these Monday night for a meeting I had on Tuesday and they were so simple and easy to make. Plus they were a huge hit!

Chrissy said...

Love your recipes and both blogs! Blondes were a success in our home, and my girls now renamed brownies to brunetties! Very cute. Thank you!

Katie said...

I don't know what I did, but I'm up to 30+ on baking?!?!

Penelope said...

These look great, blah, I did a horrible job celebrating this year. I have my two boys and I wanted to bake with them but we were in the middle of renovations and had no kitchen, so this year's Valentine's Day was Chinese take-out (ah well, at least I spent it with hubby and the boys). In the future, I want to bake cute things like this, with mms (son LOVES them).

Lori M. said...

I saw these on Pinterest yesterday. I'm definitely making these for my Valentine!

Kelsey LaBelle said...

Mine are so gooey in the middle! I have been baking them for over 30 mins, maybe a larger pan would help them bake faster? Bummed that they are not turning out :(

Mix and Match Mama said...

Do you keep opening the oven door to check them? If you are, then you're letting the heat out and they won't bake properly. How gooey? They're bars, so a little gooey is good. Email me and I'll help you more!

Sara said...

These were absolutely delicious! Love them, and they were very easy. My oven is slower than yours...mine took over 30 minutes to bake. Everyone loved them! Thanks!

Nicole barclay said...

Making these for tailgate party for detroit tigers opening day this year! I'm just going to use blue and orange
m &m's instead! Thanks for the delicious recipe!!

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