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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Milk Chocolate Cappuccino Blondies

Have you ever gone grocery shopping with a 1 year old?  I usually try and do our shopping ALONE.  But yesterday circumstances had me bringing the Little Miss along.

Of course I picked 4 p.m. on a Friday to shop and then chose the only shopping cart that didn't have a seat belt in the front basket.  I realized this oh, about, mid-produce, when I turned around and she is STANDING up in the cart front basket, about to teeter down to the hard floor.

She thought this was hilarious.

I spent the rest of the shopping trip with her either on my hip or trying to entertain her with a box of crackers.  She did find some amusement is chewing on the milk carton.

I will say my arms got a workout, holding her and trying to maneuver a cart filled with $150 of groceries.  Yes, it was a big trip.....

In the end she had a good time, and this mom worked up a sweat.

After the kids when to bed last night and the husband went to work, I got in the kitchen and baked.  I had leafed through The Deen Bros. cookbook the other day and noticed a yummy bar recipe.  I wanted to make something for us and some to share with our daycare provider.

Who just goes above and beyond with our kids.  Plan today is to take a long wagon ride and deliver these goodies to her.

Milk Chocolate Cappuccino Blondies
2 1/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. unsalted butter
1 T. cappuccino powder
1 T. hot water
2 eggs
1 1/2 T. vanilla
2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 c. milk chocolate chips
1 c. walnuts (optional)

In a medium saucepan, heat the brown sugar and butter, until melted and combined, stirring occasionally.  Dissolve cappuccino powder into the hot water and add into sugar/butter mixture.  Let cool.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 9x13 baking pan.

Beat the eggs and vanilla and pour into cooled sugar mixture.  Add in dry ingredients and stir until all combined.  Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.

Spread mixture evenly into pan, bake for 28-30 minutes or until golden brown.  Allow to cool and cut into bars.

Thank god I am only keeping one row of these in the house.  They are dangerous.  One of the top three blondies I've ever made.  And couldn't be easier!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Would you like to comment?

  1. oh man! I just put Kay (as you saw) in the seat for the first time! She loved it..but is still not super mobile, so I'm sure the easy trips will end soon. Delicious treats

  2. yes, enjoy your time now! Soon she'll be all over the place;)

  3. Yep, I remember those days of grocery shopping with a little one - glad you survived! And OMG, those blondies are definitely insulin worthy!!

  4. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)April 1, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    I have never had a blondie, but they look awesome!

  5. Yuuuum! I can see why these would be dangerous!

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