Candy Bar Blondies

These sensational blondies are the winner of our Grandkids' Favorite Recipes Contest.

By Submitted by Ann H. of Franklin, Ind.

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Editor's Note: Congratulations to Ann H. of Franklin, Ind., the winner of our Grandkids' Favorite Recipes Contest! We chose these sumptuous brownies because of their interesting twist on familiar ingredients. Well, that and they have candy bars chopped up in them! Yum.

Here's the story behind Ann's brownies:

"These blond brownies are a very old recipe from my great-grandmother's sister. My family calls them 'Aunt Elma's Brownies' after her. She made them with chocolate chips, but I once tried chopped Butterfingers instead and my grandchildren loved them. in fact, they won't let me go back to the original recipe! Either way, they are very, very good."

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Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

1 stick butter, melted, plus extra for pan
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 mini candy bars (like Butterfingers), chopped
1/2 cup nuts, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, then mix in brown sugar.

3. Pour butter mixture into large bowl. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well. Add vanilla.

4. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together and add to bowl; mix well.

5. Stir in candy and nuts. Pour mixture into buttered 9x13-inch pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Serves 10 to 14


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