Valentine’s Day Blondies

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I love how no matter the time of year, no matter the holiday – there is a candy corn for it. Of course I was aware of the original orange, yellow and white candy corn of Halloween, though honestly, I never really liked it. Two years ago I needed some for a recipe and my husband, the saint that he is, came home with like three times the amount I asked for so the kids snacked on it for weeks till it was gone. Then a couple of months later he was back at the bulk store buying some rando ingredient like arrowroot flour or chia seeds or something and he texts me that there is red, white and green Christmasy candy corn. I was way too excited about this discovery but had a lot of purposeful Christmas baking to do and none of it included candy corn, so I totally forgot about it. Months later, he found himself searching for candy that I could use as bunny ears for the Easter cake pops I was making (the post on that to come in time for Easter this year) and came across, yes – pastel candy corn in various colors with yellow and white (pink, green, blue and purple). He brought home way too much of it, I used a lot of them as bunny ears and way too many of them as late night snacks. Theeeen, just a couple of weeks ago, I was looking for pink and red M&Ms to make Valentiney cookies and in the bulk bin right beside them was…wait for it…Valentiney candy corn. Red, pink and white.

I bought two scoops with absolutely no plan for them at all, because I’m a total rebel like that.

Eventually I decided that poking them into a tray of blondies during their last few minutes in the oven was an excellent place for them to go. I was totally right, these babies are serious good. They’re good without the candy corn too but I think the colors make the tray look more festive, yes?

valentines day blondies

The original recipe was found over at Simple Recipes.

1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt
1 cup of all-purpose flour

It comes together as simply as you’d expect it to!

valentines day blondies
valentines day blondies
First whisk the melted butter and the brown sugar, then whisk in the egg and vanilla.
valentines day blondies
valentines day blondies
Now just whisk in the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt) and spread it into a greased brownie pan.

Bake for about 20-25 minutes at 350F! I took mine out at the 20 minute mark to poke the candy corn in and then popped them back in for another 10 minutes.

valentines day blondies
valentines day blondies
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  1. Melissa  •  Feb 12, 2012 @11:17 pm

    Hi there, Melissa here from Food Bloggers of Canada. Just popping by to check out your blog and to let you know we’ve added you to our Membership Directory. Welcome aboard!

    Hey Melissa! Thanks so much!

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