Butterbeer Blondies ~ Secret Recipe Club

by Kate on August 27, 2012

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Truth be told, I am a die-hard brownie girl. If asked what my favorite sweet is, brownies take the cake each and every time. In fact, I probably make them way too often and eat more than my fair share of each batch. They’re so versatile and you can make each batch uniquely their own by stirring in all sorts of tidbits (bacon anyone??) But despite my love of brownies, I decided to take their cousin the blondie for a spin this month. For Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned the blog The Gingered Whisk and I couldn’t have been more thrilled! I’m not new to Jenni’s blog. I first discovered The Gingered Whisk when Jenni led all of the Daring Bakers in the challenge of making Povitica. That was one of my favorite challenges to date!

I love that Jenni seems so down to earth and “real.” You must read all about her. She seems like someone I could be friends with. Not to mention when I read her Butterbeer Blondies post, I was incredible jealous of her baby’s epic naps. I need to know your tricks of the trade, Jenni! She also seems like a girl after my own heart, preplanning her little Ladybug’s birthday two months in advance. Molly’s first birthday is 2 1/2 months away (I can’t even believe it!!) yet I found myself figuring out her first cake recipe and I looking at invitations the other day.

As I clicked around Jenni’s site, I had a difficult time settling on the perfect recipe. At first I was going to make Breakfast Quinoa. I adore quinoa yet I’ve never had a version like this with brown sugar, strawberries, almonds and toasted coconut. Then I thought perhaps I would make her Earl Grey Banana Bread. Banana bread is another one of my favorite things to make but I never would have thought to add tea to a loaf. Genius! But then I landed on these blondies and I knew, knew I must make them. Jenni’s description of these blondies are spot on. She said they would be gooey and soft, buttery, caramely and butterscotchy. They are! I had considered doing an adaptation, perhaps adding walnuts or pecans or just a handful or two of mini chocolate chips. I’m so glad I didn’t mess with them. They are perfection all on their own.

I didn’t change a thing so you can find the recipe HERE and tell Jenni I said “Hello! These blondies rock!”

Enjoy!

~K

One Year Ago: Candylicious!



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Barbara | Creative Culinary August 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I love the name; I should make some for my daughter who is a Harry Potter fan through and through. Looking good!

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Kate August 27, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Thanks Barb! They were ridiculously good!!

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Yum I have made these before with a butterbeer ice cream I made too, so good!

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Kate August 27, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Oh holy cow, that sounds like it would be SO good! I need to make that next time.

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Sarah E August 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I’ve made homemade butterbeer before (it’s so good!) – so I definitely need to give these a try! YUM!

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Kate August 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Thanks Sarah! They really were delightful.

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Michelle August 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm

WHOA!! hello brownies 😉

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Kate August 27, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Oh yeah!!!

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Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies August 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Butterbeer blondies!!! I love Harry Potter so this is definitely something I would LOVE! Looks fabulous..great SRC pick!

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Kate August 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Thanks Asiya! They were so tasty. Very rich and delicious!

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Christine August 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Wow! These blondies look fantastic – I’m so impressed and happy that they are butterbeer flavoured! 🙂

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Kate August 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Thanks Christine! They turned out great and are now going to be a staple around here.

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Jenni August 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Yay! I am so glad that you liked these! They are something that we make a lot here, they are just so good! 🙂 And yes, I agree, we should be friends! 🙂

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Kate August 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Yeah!!! 😉 I think we would get along fabulously. And I did like these. They were wonderful and I know I’ll make them again!

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bakingaddict August 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I love brownies too but these blondies look amazing!! I must try them myself. Jenni’s blog is amazing 🙂

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Kate August 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I agree! I adore Jennie’s blog. So many goodies over there! And thank you for your compliment 🙂

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Kimberly August 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Yeah … these sound pretty darn awesome! And they look divine too! Great SRC pick!

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Kate August 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Thanks Kimberly! They truly were pretty darn awesome 😉

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April @ Angel's Homestead August 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm

The name of these brownies caught my attention right away, what with The Harry Potter Series being one of my favorite movies. They sound delicious and I cant wait to try them.

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Kate August 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

They really were delicious and I’m sure they taste just like a butterbeer would 😉

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Kelsey @ K&K Test Kitchen August 30, 2012 at 10:52 am

I’m definitely a brownie girl too, always eating WAY more than my share of each batch, BUT I think that I would definitely do the same thing with these blondies. Yummy!

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Kate August 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Thanks Kelsey! And I have a feeling the same thing would happen… that’s what happened to me! These blondies can seriously give brownies a run for their money.

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Shari, The Saucy Gourmet August 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Haven’t made Blondies in forever, I am a chocoholic 🙂 I think you have just convinced me to try something “unchocolate”

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Kate September 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm

As a diehard brownie girl, I assure you… these are a close second. 😉

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Christine August 31, 2012 at 5:08 pm

you had me at “beer” he he…… will have to put this on my MUST TRY list!

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Kate September 1, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Ha! Hope you like them 😉

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