So this recipe settled a big debate between my husband and I! A few weeks ago my husband had a hankering for some blondie bars. I told him I'd make some chocolate chip cookie bars since they were pretty much the same. "Not so" declared my husband and from there the debate began. Finally we decided there was no to truly settle it without doing a taste test. And, the result was conclusive that blondies and chocolate cookie bars are not at all the same! I was wrong...I was so wrong! I guess there is a first time for everything. But at least as a consolation prize I got to partake of these delicious, chewy, buttery blondies before they were devoured by my kiddos and husband. You can see my 5 year old couldn't even wait for me to finish taking the picture before she grabbed one above!
I tweaked an old recipe I had a little and also doubled it because, trust me, you're going to want a big pan of these! Give them a try :)
Blondie Bars (9x13 in. pan)
1 cup butter (melted)
2 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
3-4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix melted butter and brown sugar together until completely dissolved. Add egg, vanilla and salt. Slowly add flour, stirring constantly. Mix in chocolate chips. Spread in 9x13 in. baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes. Inserted toothpick should come out clean. Let cool 15-20 minutes and enjoy!