Hey, everyone! It’s been a stressful quarter for me so far, so I took a break from my work last night and made these super delicious blondies that are loaded with m&ms! They’re so quick and easy to make.  You can substitute the m&ms with chocolate chips, oreos, or any other candy or cookie you may have lying around at home.

I adapted the recipe from here.  The batter made after following the recipe was extremely small compared to the size of the pan I needed to fill, so once I poured the batter into the pan, I repeated the steps to make a second batter. For ONE batch of batter, you will need:

1 stick of butter (unsalted)

1 egg

1 cup of light brown sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 cup of flour

1/2 cup of m&ms

DIRECTIONS:

Before beginning, preheat oven to 350 degrees!

1. Melt the butter. Once melted, mix vanilla extract, flour, and sugar in a medium sized bowl.

2. After mixing these ingredients, add the egg. Continue mixing.

3. Pour in the m&ms.  Mix until the m&ms are well distributed throughout the batter.

4. Pour the batter into a baking pan lined with aluminum foil (or sprayed with cooking spray).

Repeat steps 1-4 if you are using a larger baking pan (this indicates that you will need a duplicate set of the ingredients on hand).

blondies m&m batter

The batter before it went into the oven.

5. Put pan into oven and bake for 20-22 minutes.

6. Once batter is out of the oven, test to see if it is fully cooked by inserting a toothpick.  If the toothpick comes out unscathed, your batter is probably done being baked.

6. Cut into squares, eat and enjoy!

m&m blondies finished

Out of the oven and ready to eat! 

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Dressometry Homepage

Adjust the filters shown on the left to find a dress.

Design Your Dress Feature

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To learn more about Dressometry, check them out on Facebook.  Happy shopping!