I have been craving something sweet and chewy for a couple of weeks now, and these chewy Blondie Cookie Bars have finally put an end to that.
The crusty parts are especially great and I always try to get hold of the corner slices before the family can get to them.
I had a couple of packets with little bits of various Nuts, all leftovers from previous uses, which I had thrown together and used in this recipe. Some were salted and others not. You can use Pecans, Walnuts or Mixed as I did, all depending on your preference.
The Chocolate Chips and the Marshmallows were a last minute addition and I am glad I did add them. I will never say no to chocolate of any kind and marshmallows always adds more fun and taste to any sweet treat.
I have the tea almost ready and then I am off with a plateful of these delightful Blondie Cookies to enjoy while reading a new sci-fi/thriller I had just added to my reader today.
Chewy Blondie Cookie Bars
2 cups Light Brown Sugar
2/3 cup Vegetable Oil
1 TB Vanilla Essence
2 TB Water
2 cups Flour
1 t Baking Powder
1/4 t Baking Soda
1 t Salt
1 cup Mixed Nuts, chopped
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
1 1/2 cups Mini Marshmallows
1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray a 20 x 30cm oven dish with cooking oil.
2.) Beat together the Sugar, Oil, Eggs, Vanilla and Water until well combined.
3.) Add the Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt - beat another 1 - 2 minutes.
4.) Stir in the Nuts - pour batter into the prepared baking dish - bake 25 minutes.
5.) Remove and sprinkle with the Chocolate Nuts and Marshmallows - pressing the Chocolate Chips down slightly - bake another 5 - 7 minutes.
6.) Remove from the oven - use a teaspoon and gently press down on the puffed up Marshmallows (not necessary, but I like the splattered look) - let cool completely and slice into bars.