Peppermint Blondie made with leftover Holiday Candies
So what do you do with all the leftover peppermint-y candies from the Holiday season? Easy, add it to a yummy blondie recipe and make it even yummier. Here's presenting Peppermint Blondie!
Now you may ask why am I sharing a recipe with leftover Holiday candies now.. in the third month of the brand new year.. ahem.. it is because, as usual I have been procrastinating and my draft section has been getting fuller and fuller!
But today I am determined to finish and schedule at least 3 or 4 blogposts to be published over the next few days! Fingers crossed!
Peppermint Blondie made with leftover Holiday Candies: Ingredients
For the blondie:
1 Cup of All Purpose Flour
1 Cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 Cup or 1 stick of butter
1 large egg, at room temperature
1/2 Cup mini chocolate chips
2 tsp of vanilla extract
1/8 tsp of peppermint extract (optional)
1/4 tsp of salt
For the peppermint-chocolate layer:
3/4 Cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup of assorted peppermint candies - candy cane/peppermint M&Ms, peppermint bake
How to make Peppermint Blondie made with leftover Holiday Candies
Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and line a 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
Melt butter in a medium sized microwave safe bowl, and stir in the sugar till melted. Once the mixture has cooled down a bit, whisk in the egg, vanilla extract, peppermint extract (if using) and salt till smooth. Next, add in the flour and mix well. Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepped pan and bake for 20-22 minutes till done.
Take the baked blondie and sprinkle the mini chocolate chips while it is still hot. Now, using a spatula spread the chocolate chips out evenly once it starts melting. Throw in the pepperminty stuff while the chocolate is still warm. Let it cool down completely before cutting into squares.
I find it easier to cut brownies/blondies after a 30-minute chill-time in the fridge. Always use a sharp knife.
Enjoy a slice with a hot cup of joe! Or milk (for your little one)