Hi Everyone! I hope you are all having a good week so far! I wanted to stop by and share these Walnut Chocolate Chip Blondies with you today! After all the apple baking I've been doing (see my Fall Apple Recipe Collection HERE), I started craving something chocolaty so I made these delicious blondies, which instantly satisfied that craving! These moist and gooey bars are filled with chopped walnuts and chocolate chips and are incredibly rich and decadent... the perfect dessert! They are delicious on their own, but if you want to make them even better, serve them warm with some vanilla ice-cream, sprinkled with chopped nuts and drizzled with caramel sauce!
WALNUT CHOCOLATE CHIP BLONDIES
(Recipe adapted from Ina Garten)
*Makes 12 squares*
YOU WILL NEED:
2 sticks (8oz) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 to 1 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped
1 to 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. First, preheat your oven to 350 deg F, and grease your baking pan (about an 8x12 inch pan). Then, make the batter by creaming together the granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter in your electric mixer. Once you have a light and fluffy mixture, add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix again until smooth. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt, then add it into the wet ingredients in three portions and mix until you have a smooth batter.
2. Fold in the chopped walnuts and chocolate chips using a spatula (adjust the amount of walnuts and chocolate chips to your taste), and pour the batter (it will be very thick) into your prepared pan. Smooth out the top and bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until the top appears done, although the blondies may still be a little gooey inside. Let cool completely before cutting into bars.
Happy Baking, Everyone!