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Friday, July 23, 2010

Kit Kat White Chocolate Blondies

Hello. Remember me? 

I'm the girl who told you that  you should melt chocolate bars with butter and make squares with them. I also pretty much told Weight Watchers to take a flying leap. Yuh. Sure did. All this just earlier today.

As soon as I hit "publish post", I started browsing other food blogs. I still had Mars Bars stuck in my teeth when I stumbled upon yet another recipe that uses chocolate bars.  Kit Kat chocolate bars on top of a white chocolate Blondie. I liked this concept. Definitely worth exploring. Non?

What are the chances I would have Kit Kat bars in my cupboard? They were left over from Halloween. Surely it was a sign that this was meant to be. It appeared that my chocolate bender was not over. Not by a long shot. It had only just begun.

No sooner had I finished washing the cutting board and knife that I used to chop up Mars Bars and I was pulling them out again. I needed them to chop up Kit Kat bars this time. Say goodbye to the skinny jeans.

I found this recipe on Picky Palate. She used a muffin top pan instead of the 8" square pan that I used, you can use either. She commented that they weren't anything pretty to look at. She wasn't lying. They weren't. They were ugly as hell. Hers looked pretty good - mine sunk in the middle leaving an abnormally high crust. I'm thinking the muffin top pan might be the way to go.

As much as I love the idea of baking with chocolate bars, I think the Blondie aspect of this recipe could be tweaked. Perhaps baking it in a slightly larger pan (9x9), perhaps mixing half the Kit Kat bits into the batter and then sprinkling the rest on top. Perhaps a tad more salt. Perhaps.

After I cut off the crust part, and granted some people really like that part of a brownie but I'm not one of them, I was left with no more than nine flat pieces from the centre, which were somewhat more appealing. 

At first I thought they seemed a little greasy and I was disappointed. But I left them on the counter,  took the kids to the park and forgot about them. Then later, I walked past them on the counter and I tried one. It was good. Not outstanding, but good. I think it's important to let them cool to room temperature before you try them. 

The final verdict? Make these if you have Kit Kat bars lying around, but I wouldn't run out and buy them specifically for this. Unless you must. Then do so. It's up to you. Really. Who am I to tell you not to? I just made Mars Bar Squares and Kit Kat White Chocolate Blondies in the same afternoon.

1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
10 individual Kit Kat sticks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place butter into a microwave safe bowl and melt. Stir in white chips until melted and smooth.

Place sugar, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and white chips into a mixing bowl, stir in melted butter/white chocolate  

then stir in eggs and cream.
Pour batter into a 8×8 inch baking dish lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray and top with cut up pieces of kit kat bars. 
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through, let cool then cut into squares.

P.S. - If you happen to be a member of Weight Watchers, please don't tell them what I've been up to. I will be banned for life. Thanks.

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