Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Chocolate and Butterscotch Blondies with Creamy Maple Sauce
CHOCOLATE AND BUTTERSCOTCH BLONDIES WITH CREAMY MAPLE SAUCE
1/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Heat oven to 350. Brown butter in sauce pan -- if you're new to this, basically melt the butter over medium heat then continue to cook for 5 - 7 minutes. Keep an eye on it and remove it as soon as it gets golden brown. Allow to cool. Butter an 8X8 pan.
In a medium mixing bowl combine butter, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs until everything is smooth. Stir in baking powder and flour until just mixed. Now for the chips and nuts...mix until well combined.
Spread into the pan and bake 25 minutes. It can be slightly under-cooked. Because let's be honest, it's better that way!
CREAMY MAPLE SAUCE
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cream cheese
2/3 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbl Real maple syrup
Cream all the ingredients in a mixing bowl until light and creamy. Microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes and pour over blondies or pretty much anything...you'll be glad you did!