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Crazy Halloween Blondies Recipe
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Crazy Halloween Blondies Recipe

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I have a real sweet tooth, so Halloween is my favorite holiday. I came up with these bars for my kids, but I think I like them even more than they do! —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate M&M's, divided
  • 2/3 cup chopped candy corn, divided
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped miniature pretzels, divided
  • 2/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2/3 cup butterscotch chips, divided
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) hot caramel ice cream topping

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with parchment paper, letting ends extend up sides; grease paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat melted butter and brown sugar until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to brown sugar mixture, mixing well. Stir in half of the pecans, M&M's, candy corn, pretzels, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips.
  3. Spread into prepared pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  4. Spread caramel topping over bars; sprinkle with remaining pecans, M&M's, candy corn, pretzels, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Lifting with parchment paper, remove from pan. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Crazy Halloween Blondies in Halloween Bookazine 2015 2015, p111


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GinaTest User ID: 8953155 255365
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2016

"Can't wait to try this one out!"

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lorstout User ID: 2537668 237915
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

"This recipe was a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy. I used the candy bars, m&m's and caramel apple dip I had left over and they were delicious!"

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kstepko User ID: 8601151 236235
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"I decided against adding the caramel topping and additional toppings when I realized that they add up to nearly TWO ADDITIONAL CUPS of nuts, candy and pretzels! Even served plain, this blondie was WAY TOO SWEET for my liking."

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mkaskela User ID: 6061564 236179
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"These did not set up well. I baked them extra, but were still really gooey. Also, they were so sweet I didn't add the extra toppings after baking."

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