Traditional blondie bars are taken up a notch with the addition of a decadent chocolate topping!
There’s certain days around here when my motto is “everything is better with chocolate.” I sort of have a thing for chocolate, especially on days when things are stressful or hectic. In fact, both my husband and I have been known to just eat a handful of chocolate chips when the craving for chocolate arises. This becomes a problem when I *think* I have chocolate chips on hand for a recipe, only to find out that our occasional munching turned into eating a whole bag!
I’ve been wanting to make blondie bars for a while now because I’ve never had them before. When someone described them to me as “like a brownie, but without the chocolate” it sounded delicious, but I still wanted a little chocolate in there. My solution? Bake the blondie bars as is, and a bit after they come out of the oven, drizzle chocolate on top! It worked just as I had imagined it to, and will definitely be made again.
Note: I used milk chocolate chips for the topping, but you could also use semi-sweet chocolate chips as well. Make sure not to overheat the chocolate when you’re melting it, otherwise it will clump up.
- 1 heaping cup of milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.
- Melt butter (I always put the butter in a mug, cut into chunks, and heat it for about 1 minute)
- In the bowl of your mixer, combine melted butter and brown sugar. Add the egg and mix well.
- Mix in vanilla, salt, and flour and mix until everything is blended together, but don’t over-mix.
- Pour into the greased 8 x 8 baking dish and bake for about 23-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Allow the blondies to rest for about 10 minutes.
- While the blondies are resting, melt a heaping cup full of chocolate chips in the microwave, per the directions on the package. When the chocolate is melted, spread it over the top of the blondies using a spatula. Allow the chocolate to set completely before cutting and serving.