Recipe adapted from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
Right now I have 166 recipes saved in my Google Reader. Add in various different recipes I have bookmarked from all over the internet and the number is over 200. Also add in recipes that I have archived in FoodBuzz and have printed or pulled out from magazines and the list approaches 300 (and I add to it everyday)!
Even if I stopped blogging I would still be collecting all of these recipes because they all look and sound so amazing that I can’t wait to try them! Instead of finding a new recipe and making it right away I am really making a conscious effort to plow through some of the recipes that I have saved from almost a year ago now, starting with these blondies.
Growing up I remember Whoppers being one of my favorite candies, and still ranks up there today. A few years ago I started adding the candy to cookies and I was thrilled with the result, so I knew that adding them to blondies would be excellent as well. The malted milk powder and dark brown sugar give these an amazing taste and perfectly chewy texture. I now have an entire container of malted milk powder that I can’t wait to use up.
I did find that after several days these became hard and dry, so I would recommend a) bringing them to your friends/neighbors/coworkers, b) cutting the recipe in half and making a smaller pan, or c) eating them all yourself!
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, room temperature
1 ¾ cup dark brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 ⅓ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp malted milk powder
1 ½ cups Whoppers candy (or any other malted milk ball candy)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and malted milk powder. Set aside.
With an electric mixer beat together the butter and brown sugar until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and mix just until combined.
Chop the malted milk balls with a food processor (leaving some large pieces). You can also place the candy in a gallon size plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Pour candy into batter and stir until combined.
Place batter into a greased 9 x 13 pan and smooth until spread evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely before serving.