Blond Moment Bars

June 14, 2013

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: These are like blondies, only better. They have that sweet-salty, chewy-crunchy combination that satisfies on every level. I started with the Toll House cookie recipe and tweeked the heck out of it.almacucina

Food52 Review: Road rage? Try road rave! I tested the Blond Moment Bars and they are quite possibly the best blondies I've ever had. They have just the right blend of sweet and salty, with a most enjoyable texture. The recipe was a breeze to follow and the bars looked great. The only problem? The argument during our road trip over who would get the last bar!AnnieG

Makes: 8 to 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (plus some for the pan)
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup soft butter (plus some for the pan)
  • 1 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup good quality chopped white chocolate
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted macadamia nuts
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter and flour a 9-inch square baking pan. Whisk together flour, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar (by hand or in a mixer). Add egg and vanilla extract and mix well. Fold in dry ingredients just until incorporated. Fold in white chocolate.
  3. Transfer mixture to baking pan and level with a spatula. Evenly distribute chopped macadamia nuts on top and press slightly into batter. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

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