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.
If you do not want the Blondie Cookie Bars to curl up the sides as mine did, use a baking sheet size pan, but one on the deeper side and not as shallow as an actual baking sheet.
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.