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Trail Mix Blondie Bars

These blondies started as a baking emergency. There was a potluck at my daughter's preschool, and I was out of ingredients. Muffin mix came to the rescue. —Josie Shapiro, San Francisco, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (14-3/4 ounces) chocolate chip quick bread and muffin mix
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate M&M's
  • 2/3 cup coarsely crushed miniature pretzels

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan. In a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Heat 5-7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, combine bread mix, cracker crumbs, eggs and browned butter; stir just until blended. Stir in peanuts and raisins. Spread into prepared pan. Top with M&M's and pretzels. Bake 15-20 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 200 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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