I blame Reeni and her fantastic photography for me making these bars. Maybe it's just that I haven't made any sort of brownies or bars in a long time. I've made some sweet breads and stuff but this was the first actual dessert made in quite awhile.
My husband thinks that blondies are the best so he helped devour these in record time! Guess I'll have to start making desserts more often.
Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
2 cups packed brown sugar2/3 cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
1 cup chopped nuts (optional, I didn't use)
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13 x 9 baking pan. In a medium saucepan, heat brown sugar and butter over medium heat until butter melts and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool slightly. When slightly cooled, stir in the eggs one at a time, stir in vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Spread batter in prepared pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chip pieces. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Bake in oven for about 30 minutes. Cool slightly and cut bars while warm.
Total calories = 4315 calories
16 bars = 270 calories per bar
It's no fun to actually show the calories on bars like these. Luckily we had friends over so they weren't able to sit here and tempt me for long.