Monday, February 9, 2015

Candy Bar Mug Blondie

Spend a Snow Day in the Kitchen

Chances of a snow day in February are pretty good, so we've got a great activity you can do with your kids. Try this simple, sweet treat that you can easily mix up and bake in the oven. Candy Bar Mug Blondie will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth! It's fun to do with kids, but delicious enough to serve as dessert for guests. The Cooking School staff recommends eating the blondie while it is still warm and strongly suggest topping it with a scoop of good quality ice cream. Our candy bar of choice was a Snickers bar, but you can use your favorite candy to mix into the batter. We nestled a scoop of Steve's Burnt Sugar Vanilla on top. You can find this creamy confection in the craft ice cream freezers at Jungle Jim's International Market.



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare all the ingredients. We needed 3 regular sized Snickers bars to get one cup. Our blondies were a little chewy, but we think the nougat from the Snickers made them that way. Not bad, mind you! You usually don't describe a blondie as chewy. So the texture of the blondie will probably vary depending on your choice of candy.


Mix butter and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add egg yolk and vanilla; mix well. Mix 1/2 cup of the flour, cinnamon and baking powder in a medium bowl. Set aside. Toss chopped candy bars and remaining 2 tablespoons flour in a small bowl. Set aside.


Add flour mixture; mix just until moistened. Shake chopped candy bars to remove excess flour. Stir into batter.


The batter will be thick and sticky.




 Divide amount four ovenproof 8-ounce ungreased coffee mugs. 


Place mugs on  a baking sheet. The batter fills the mug a little less than half way.


Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean. 


Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Add a scoop of ice cream to the warm mugs. Enjoy! 


Candy Bar Mug Blondie
recipe courtesy of McCormick

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped candy bars
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix 1/2 cup of the flour, cinnamon and baking powder in a medium bowl. Set aside. Toss chopped candy bars and remaining 2 tablespoons flour in a small bowl. Set aside.

Mix butter and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add egg yolk and vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture; mix just until moistened. Shake chopped candy bars to remove excess flour. Stir into batter. Divide amount four ovenproof 8-ounce coffee mugs. Place mugs on baking sheet.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out almost clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. (Blondie may fall in center upon cooling). Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

Serves 4.


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