Blondies with Chocolate Chips

To celebrate the end of the Bar exam, I went to a friend’s house for a BBQ and brought these Blondies. That exam was TOUGH. Fortunately, I passed! Never again will I have to take the Florida Bar exam! To anyone in law school that is preparing for the Bar: You need to STUDY. Very hard. Each and every day. But don’t forget to take little breaks, too. That’s what I did, and it helped. Now that I’m done with all of that, I’m going to get back to posting more often.

I got this recipe from Martha Stewart. They came out a bit crunchy, though. Check it out for yourself:

Ingredients:

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus a bit more to grease the pan and parchment paper
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350F. I used a 10-inch Pyrex and greased it with butter. Line the pan with parchment paper. Make sure you leave 2 inches hanging out on each side. Grease the paper with more butter.

In a bowl, whisk together the butter and sugars until they are smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract, flour and salt. Mix until it has all combined. Add 1/2 cup each chocolate chips and walnuts. I omitted walnuts because my friend is allergic to them. Pour the batter into the pan on top of the parchment paper. Sprinkle with the rest of the chocolate chips and walnuts. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. When it has cooled, lift the cake out using the parchment paper hanging out over the sides. Slice into however many squares you want!

Here’s the batter:

When it came out of the oven:

Sliced into squares:

I need to get better at this photography business…

It takes like a very crunchy chocolate chip cookie. I will definitely make these again!

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