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Blonde Brownies Recipe

My family has enjoyed these bars as a potluck dessert, brown-bag treat and anytime snack many times throughout the years. Butterscotch or peanut butter chips can be used in place of the chocolate chips.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
  • 2. Spread into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 144 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.