White Chocolate Cherry Blondies

I love that blondies are sort of the red-headed (blonde-headed?) step child to brownies.  We all love the gooey chocolatey treat, but sometimes it is nice to divert a little and try something different.

White Chocolate Cherry Blondies

adapted from Taste of Home

Makes 24 blondies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine melted butter and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  3. Cool slightly, and whisk in eggs and vanilla until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  5. Gradually add butter mixture to flour mixture.  Stir until well combined.
  6. Reserve 1/4 cup each of cherries and white chocolate chips.  Mix the remaining cherries and chips into the batter.  Batter will be thick
  7. Transfer batter to a greased 9 in x 13 in baking pan and press into an even layer.
  8. Sprinkle the top with the reserved cherries and white chocolate.  Press down slightly to adhere them to the top of the blondies.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool completely before cutting and serving.

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