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White Chocolate-Cherry Blondies

White Chocolate-Cherry Blondies
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 4 hr 55 min
  • Servings 36
Perfect for a picnic or potluck, this recipe makes three dozen delightful brownies!
Updated March 8, 2011
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages (6 oz each) white chocolate baking bars, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries or cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Grease or spray 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • 2
    On low speed, beat in flour, baking powder and salt until well blended. Set aside 1/4 cup of white chocolate bar chunks. Stir in remaining chunks, almonds and cherries. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until top is golden brown and set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave reserved white chocolate bar chunks and oil uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted; stir well. Drizzle glaze over bars. Or if desired, place glaze in small food-storage plastic bag and cut off small tip from one corner of bag; drizzle glaze in diagonal lines over bars. Let stand until glaze is set, about 3 hours. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

  • The slivered almonds can be whole or chopped, or left out completely, if you like.
  • To make cutting the bars easier, line the pan with foil, and then grease the foil. Bake the bars in the foil-lined pan. When the bars are cool, use the foil to lift them from the pan and place on a flat surface for cutting.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Blondie
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
19g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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