I spent the entire day cleaning out the kids toy closet – a seemingly never ending and frequently recurring project!! After emptying out everything from the shelves and off the floor, I sorted, discarded, organized, gave away and wondered (not for the first time) how and why we had so much “stuff”.
With all my focus on tidying this small part of the house, I had little time to prepare dinner – but did bake these Chocolate Chip Pretzel Blondies to savor once we had finished with our meal comprised of leftovers.
CHOCOLATE CHIP PRETZEL BLONDIES
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup coarsely crushed pretzels
2 ounces chocolate
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
Heat oven to 350F. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with parchment paper. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until light. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Reduce speed to low and beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and pretzels, spread mixture evenly in baking pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool on a rack.
Melt chocolate with peanut butter, stirring until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over blondies. Let cool before cutting.
Recipe adapted from All You