Holy cow it has been a CRAZY BUSY week for us! Between Christmas shopping, family pictures to get ready for and um... my um... *cough*.. 30th birthday..*cough* This is the first chance I have had to post a recipe!! Even though it was a busy and hectic week, it really was a good one! I still cant believe I am 30! I didnt think it was going to affect me the way it did. I was very emotional that day. I know it sounds dumb, but I was. My 20's were awesome! I really accomplished a lot and did a lot of fun things (and dumb things) in my 20's. I decided after sulking for half of the day, and after my husband showed up at our house that night with a giant chocolate cake in one hand and a huge birthday gift bag in the other ( inside was a proffesional knife set I've been wanting for a very long time!) that I was going to stop being a baby and embrace my 30's!!! So I am happy and proud to say I am going to make my 30's way better than my 20's ever thought of being!!! :) Yay for me! lol
Anywho... On with the recipe..There are so many cute holiday hershey kisses right now, and these Candy Cane ones are my favorite! I purchased a bag and thought and thought about what I could do with them. This is what I came up with. I chopped them up and threw them into a delicious blondie batter. They turned out awesome :) I am such a huge Blondie fan and I am sooo happy with how these turned out! I think that the Maple butter sauce drenched over the ice cream is a MUST with these babies!
CANDY CANE KISS BLONDIES
Recipe By: Holly Lofthouse
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups golden brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped Candy Cane Hershey Kisses
Maple Butter Sauce
1 stick butter
3/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
3/4 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8 square glass baking dish.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Then add the brown sugar and whisk until sugar is dissolved. (About 5 minutes) Set aside and let cool down a little.
In a medium bowl stir together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the 2 eggs and vanilla together. Slowly whisk in the butter/brown sugar mixture. Constantly whisking. Then whisk in the flour mixture just until combined. Stir in the candy cane kisses. Pour immediately into the baking dish and Bake for 25-30 minutes. Do the toothpick test to make sure it is done.
MAPLE BUTTER SAUCE: Melt the butter and maple syrup in a large saucepan over low heat until butter is melted. Then stir in the brown sugar and continue to stir until sugar is dissolved.
Cut the blondies into squares. Place one square onto a plate or bowl. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and then drench with the maple butter sauce!!! Mmmmmmmm :)