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Speckled Blonde Brownies

(4 Votes)
MAKES
24 brownies
COOK TIME
30 Min

Don't let the light color fool you. Our Speckled Blonde Brownies are heavy-hitters, just like their chocolate counterparts.

What You'll Need:
  • 2/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (see Options)
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Coat a 9" x 13" baking dish with cooking spray.
     
  2. Melt shortening in microwave in a small microwave-safe bowl (or on the stovetop in a small saucepan); let cool slightly.
     
  3. Transfer to a large bowl when cool; add the light brown sugar, hot water, eggs, and vanilla; blend well. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until thoroughly mixed.
     
  4. In a small bowl, combine nuts and chocolate chips; reserve 1/2 cup of the mixture and stir the rest into the batter, mixing evenly.
     
  5. Spread batter evenly into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle top with the reserved 1/2 cup chocolate chip mixture. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


Options

Have fun with this and try substituting either butterscotch or peanut butter chips for the chocolate chips. Mmm...

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Is there any problem if I use butter instead of the shortening listed? Don't use that ever.

These are excellent with butterscotch chips!!!

easy just swap out the chocolate for peanutbutter chips or even toffee chips butterscotch anyone?

Sure, you can substitute another type of chip for chocolate if you prefer. Thank you for the suggestion! Enjoy!

Why is it so hard to find a recipe that does not use chocolate?

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