October 10, 2006

Cobblestone Blondies

1 cup flour
1 cup mini* semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup toffee chips
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, cream together the brown sugar, sugar and butter. Add the eggs and vanilla, beat until fluffy. Add the flour, 2/3 of the chocolate chips**, 1/2 of the marshmallows, all of the toffee bits and the baking powder until thoroughly combined. Pour into a prepared pan and bake 20 minutes or until just set. Sprinkle evenly with remaining marshmallows and chips, return to oven for an additional 5-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted (not through a marshmallow!) comes out clean.

*Mini chips melt faster, but regular chips would work too.
**If you are using regular sized chips, you might want to add the chips after the flour so they don't get broken up.

My thoughts:
Following in the great tradition of sweets on Gilmore night, I made these blondies. I called them "cobblestone" blondies because if they were chocolate and had nuts, they'd be "rocky road" brownies. Get it? Cobblestones, rocky road? Okay, maybe it isn't that great of a name but I couldn't think of a better, more descriptive name and I wanted to get them done before the show. They came out really yummy and don't taste as over the top sweet as you might think from the ingredients list. They also have a really unique fluffy yet chewy texture.