Yes, these blondies have sprinkles. They also have half the sweetie shop, so they're definitely just for birthdays or a special treat.
While we are on the subject of vanilla, I would like to recommend you only use vanilla extract and not vanilla essence. The essence is artificial and tastes it. You'll only get a good flavour from vanilla extract. I only buy Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract from Nielsen Massey. You can buy it in most supermarkets now. It might seem a little pricey, but it lasts a while and has a fabulous flavour.
Now back to the blondies. I made these for a birthday. They were for Cooper's childminder, Lorraine. She's fabulous! So patient and loving to Cooper and she makes life much easier for us.
Cooper loves her to bits and really doesn't want to leave when we pick him up after work. When he won't budge we say, "Well we're going home, shall we leave you here?" and Cooper says "Yes!". So we've stopped using that as a technique.
Lorraine is beautifully slender, but she works hard at it and is careful what she eats, so I decided for her birthday, it had too be something heavily laden with sugar. Something she wouldn't normally indulge in.
Bring on the birthday blondies or as I like to call them sweetie shop blondies!
- 3 packets of Smarties
- 1 packet Peanut M&Ms
- 1 packet Chocolate Buttons
- Chocolate Chips
They are sweet, fudgey and glorious!
Happy Birthday Lorraine!!
Sweetie Shop Blondies
Light, fudgey blondies, filled with lots of candy and sprinkles. Perfect for a birthday treat.
- 125g plain flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 100g unsalted butter, softened
- 250g crunchy peanut butter
- 250g demerara sugar
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 x 40g tubes smarties
- 45g bag peanut M&Ms
- 33g bag Cadburys Buttons
- 100g dark chocolate chips
- 50g sprinkles
1. Preheat the oven to 170c/150c fan/325f/Gas Mark 3.2. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl.3. In a large bowl cream together the butter and peanut butter until lovely and soft, then add the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Beat until well combined.4. Fold the flour mix in, then fold in all the sweeties and most of the sprinkles. Leave plenty to sprinkle on top. 5. Pour the mixture into a lined square brownie pan and smooth out. Then dust with the rest of the sprinkles.6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until almost firm in the middle and golden.7. Allow to cool in the tin, then cut into 16 squares.8. Enjoy!9. Try not to think about the calories!
Yield: Makes 16 squares
Disclosure: Nielsen-Massey sent me some vanilla extract to use in my baking. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own. I have been buying this brand for as long as I have been blogging and it is the only brand of vanilla extract I ever buy.