Friday, March 22, 2013

Chocolate Almond Blondie

I made these the other day...because I was craving sweets, as usual... but I didn't just want a chocolate chip cookie. I came across this recipe in my recipe box (that I must have snipped from the back of a bag of Nestle chocolate chunks a while ago) and it sounded perfect! They were really good- Joe brought almost half of them to work and I'm happy to say that they received lots of praise :)

recipe from Nestle Toll House, makes 2 dozen bars

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks (I used Nestle Toll House milk chocolate chips)
1 cup whole almonds (I left these out of my blondies but I bet they'd make a really tasty addition... even walnuts would be good!)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then grease 13 x 9 baking pan.
Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. In another bowl, combine brown sugar, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs and beat until mixture is light and fluffy. Gradually add and stir in the dry ingredients. Add 1 cup chocolate chunks and 1/2 cup almonds. Spread into prepared baking pan and sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chunks and 1/2 cup almonds on top.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Have any exciting plans? I am attempting to keep mine plans-free and get in some relaxing and maybe even some cleaning... and shopping, of course!!



  1. This looks positively delicious!!! Yum my mouth is watering I must make! :)

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    1. Thanks! They were so good! Be sure to share if you try them :)

  2. My mom always used to make these! I am so happy you shared this recipe because I completely forgot about these :).

    1. I'm so glad you found them again then :) I hope you get to make them!! Enjoy!