Loaded Blondie Bars

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So, a few weeks ago, I made these amazing bars from Averie Cooks.

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In her post, she encourages you to use whatever ingredients you have leftover in your pantry. .. so even though her Oreo/m and m bars looked amazing. . .

I check out my pantry and found half of a bag of caramel bits, 1/4 bag walnut pieces and some mini marshmallows.

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And you guys.. . this recipe is amazing and so easy. One mixing bowl. About 5 minutes to mix together and put in the oven. Super quick.

My new favorite go-to dessert.

And no running to the grocery store for ingredients – just use what you have!! These bars were seriously amazing. I didn’t have too high of expectations given the randomness of the ingredients that I used but Scott and I ate an entire 8×8 pan in 2 days!

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The possibilities of this recipe are endless!! I am already searching my pantry for more leftover ingredients. I think my next creation will be “s’mores” – graham cracker pieces, mini chocolate chips and marshmallows. . . or I have some pretzel pieces and white chocolate chips that I think would be perfect for that salty sweet combo. So, seriously, go and make these and report back with what pantry ingredients you used! Have fun!!

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Loaded Blondie Bars

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 T vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 bag caramel bits (about 3/4 cup)
1/3 cup walnut pieces
3/4 cup mini marshmallows
**or whatever you have in your pantry!!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 8×8 pan with baking spray.
  2. Melt butter. Let cool.
  3. Add the egg, brown sugar, vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the flour and stir until just combined.
  5. Stir in the caramel bits, walnut pieces, and mini marshmallows.
  6. Pour into pan.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until done based on add-ins used. Top should be set and edges slightly firm. A toothpick should come out clean. *bake for longer than you think!

IMG_1313I am linking up with Peas & Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday again this week!!

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8 Responses to Loaded Blondie Bars

  1. Yummm! You can do the same thing with a chocolate chip cookie recipe too! Just sub some randoms for the chocolate chips! :) Pretzels in cookies/bars are amazing..I may need to get some from the store..even if that does defeat the purpose of adding what I have on hand!
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  2. I love anything with caramel so this recipe looks absolutely delicious to me! I made Paleo chocolate and caramel bars last night, but it obviously wasn’t real caramel. They were good, but not real caramel good.
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  3. Oh man, those pics make me want one of those suckers so bad right now! I love blondies almost as much as brownies ;-)
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      I think I actually like blondies better than brownies!! But they are really both amazing and I wouldn’t turn either one down. ;)

  4. Omg they look delicious!
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