White Chocolate-Cherry Blondies

Perfect for a picnic or potluck, this recipe makes three dozen delightful brownies!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 4 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 36

Ingredients

2
cups packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
2
eggs
2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
packages (6 oz each) white chocolate baking bars, cut into chunks
1/2
cup slivered almonds
1/2
cup chopped dried cherries or cranberries
1/2
teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • 2 On low speed, beat in flour, baking powder and salt until well blended. Set aside 1/4 cup of white chocolate bar chunks. Stir in remaining chunks, almonds and cherries. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave reserved white chocolate bar chunks and oil uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted; stir well. Drizzle glaze over bars. Or if desired, place glaze in small food-storage plastic bag and cut off small tip from one corner of bag; drizzle glaze in diagonal lines over bars. Let stand until glaze is set, about 3 hours. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Blondie
    Calories
    170
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    65mg
    65%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    25g
    25%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    19g
    19%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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