Blondies? What’s a blondie? Oh, right. Those bars that are sort of like brownies but without the chocolate.
Poor blondies. Always playing second fiddle. Never having their time to shine.
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride………………………..
You get my point.
Blondies are always an after thought.
I’ve been on a bit of a blondie kick the last few weeks. I’ve made two winning recipes over the past week that I’m pretty excited to share with you. You get the malted milk recipe today and I’ll share the other soon!
These golden lovelies happened by chance.
You see, I intended to make some caramel brownies to take to my knitting class but I didn’t have all the ingredients. I was literally digging through my baking cupboard ( it definitely needs a cleaning out) to look for some cocoa powder when I came across a bag of malted milk powder I’d ordered from King Arthur a few months back. This malted milk brownie recipe on the back of the package was staring me down. Daring me to forget the chocolate caramel brownies I was hoping to make and to make these instead.
Well, it worked.
I didn’t have any cocoa powder and I heart anything with malted milk so I decided to give them a whirl.
Happy I did. These bars are thick, chewy with just the right amount of malt flavor.
The ladies at knitting class seemed to
like love them. They were gobbled up quickly and the few left at the end of class were fought over to be taken home.
I put my own twist on these bars using what I had in my pantry and I’ll definitely be making them again soon.
Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour
Malted Milk Blondies
- 3/4 cup malted milk powder
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (optional~ you could use 1 1/2 cups all purpose if you like)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 butterscotch chips
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the malted milk powder, flours, sugar, salt and baking powder. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, vanilla and melted butter. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing just until no lumps remain. Stir in chocolate and butterscotch chips. Spread batter into a 9-inch, lightly greased, square baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove bars from oven to cooling rack. Cool completely before cutting.