A Christmas Favorite – Blondie Dessert Bar

December 14, 2013 at 10:33 AM | Posted in dessert | 3 Comments
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Toffee blondies

Toffee blondies

A blondie (also known as a “blond[e] brownie” or “blondie bar” is a rich, sweet dessert bar. It is made from flour, brown sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder, and vanilla, and may also contain walnuts or pecans. Chocolate chip blondies may contain white or dark chocolate chips. A blondie may have a taste reminiscent of butterscotch.
Blondies resemble the traditional chocolate brownie, but are based on brown sugar instead of cocoa; they are sometimes referred to as blonde brownies. They are baked in a pan in the oven similar to how traditional brownies are baked, then cut into rectangular shapes for serving.

 
Blondies are often confused with white chocolate brownies, although they are highly different, as unlike the white chocolate brownie or the normal brownie, they contain no chocolate or chocolate flavoring, not inclusive of chocolate chips, which are often put in blondies.
Like brownies, blondies may include chocolate chips. They may also contain coconut, nuts, toffee, or any other chunky candy for added texture. Blondies aren’t usually frosted; the brown sugar flavor tends to be sweet enough.
Another popular variation is the Congo bar, which contains chocolate chips with either walnuts or coconut.
Blondies are sometimes served in sundaes, often topped with caramel sauce.

 

 

Chocolate Chip Blondies

 
Ingredients:
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar, or use Splenda Brown Sugar 3/4 cup
1/2 cup butter, melted, Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter
2 Eggland’s Best Eggs, lightly beaten, or 1/2 cup Egg Beater’s
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
* In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla
just until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add
to brown sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
* Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.

See It, Make It: 100-Calorie Chocolate Desserts

July 20, 2013 at 9:02 AM | Posted in cooking | Leave a comment
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Some good tips to satisfy those chocolate cravings, from the web site of Eating Well.

 

Eating Well

 

 

See It, Make It: 100-Calorie Chocolate Desserts

 

Low-calorie chocolate dessert recipes for 100 calories or less.
Satisfy your cravings with these tasty chocolate indulgences. There’s no need for guilt because each one of these healthy chocolate dessert recipes is just 100 calories or less. Chocolate also delivers heart-healthy antioxidants.

 
Chocolate-Covered Brownie Bites
Dip bite-size pieces of brownie into melted chocolate for an easy treat to satisfy your chocolate craving…..

 
Chocolate & Nut Butter Bites
Sweet satisfaction in seconds…..

 

Click the link below to get these and all the other healthy tips and recipes.
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/see_it_make_it_chocolate_treats?sssdmh=dm17.679321&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd071113

Healthy summer recipes for your next BBQ, picnic or potluck.

June 9, 2013 at 11:49 AM | Posted in cooking, grilling | Leave a comment
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From http://www.eatingwell.com/ a good mix of healthy Summer recipes. Below are two of the recipes and I left the web link at the end of the post to get the full recipes for all of them.

 

Eating Well

 
Healthy summer recipes for your next BBQ, picnic or potluck.

 
Summer is filled with fun picnics, potlucks and outdoor parties. Instead of turning to the same dishes for every event, try something new with these healthy recipes for summer BBQ and picnic favorites. Enjoy our deviled egg recipes, cheeseburger recipes, coleslaw recipes, brownie recipes and more picnic-perfect recipes for a healthier summer cookout

 

Inside-Out Cheeseburgers
Why put the cheese on top of the burger when half of it just melts off? Instead, form the burger around the cheese so you can char the meat and safeguard the more delicate flavors. Use any mixture of hard or semihard cheeses–Emmentaler and Gouda or Asiago and Parmigiano-Reggiano also pair well.

 

Swirled Cheesecake Brownies
Made with whole-wheat flour, these decadent-tasting brownies have a beautiful marbled cheesecake topping. Cutting them into bite-size pieces helps to keep the calorie count in check.

 

 

* Get these healthier recipes and more by clicking the link below

 

 

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/summer_bbq_picnic_foods_made_healthier?sssdmh=dm17.672871&utm_source=EWTWNL&esrc=nwewtw060413

PHILADELPHIA Marble Brownies

May 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM | Posted in baking, dessert, Egg Beaters | 6 Comments
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I made a couple of pans of the classic PHILADELPHIA Marble Brownies, one for the house here and another I took over to my Dad in the rehab center. Which he shared with the nurses and everyone was happy! I reduced the fat, calories and carbs by using a Betty Crocker Low Fat Brownie Mix, 1/3 Less Fat Philly Cream Cheese, Splenda Sugar, and Egg Beater‘s. You couldn’t tell the difference, they came out moist and tasty!

 

 

 

PHILADELPHIA Marble Brownies

Photo by Kraft

Photo by Kraft

A generations-old recipe that never loses its appeal mostly because, as one fan says, “It’s the BEST way to have both a brownie & a cheesecake simultaneously.”

What You Need
1 pkg. (18.3 to 19.5 oz.) brownie mix (family size)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Make It
HEAT oven to 350ºF.

PREPARE brownie batter as directed on package; spread into greased 13×9-inch pan.

BEAT cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Add sugar, egg and vanilla; mix well. Drop by tablespoonfuls over brownie batter; swirl with knife.

BAKE 35 to 40 min. or until cream cheese mixture is lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting to serve. Keep refrigerated.
Kraft Kitchens TipsNoteFor best results, do not use brownie mix with a syrup pouch.Special ExtraSprinkle 1/2 cup BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks over brownie batter before baking.SubstitutePrepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese
nutritional info per serving
Calories 150 Total fat 8 g Saturated fat 2.5 g Cholesterol 25 mg Sodium 80 mg Carbohydrate 17 g Dietary fiber 0 g Sugars 13 g Protein 2 g
http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/philadelphia-marble-brownies-50925.aspx

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