Thursday, July 16, 2015

Homemade Chocolate Chunk Blondies FTW

I've been on a baking kick lately - mostly because there have been many occasions to bake for including the 4th of July, a few block parties and also just for the sake of sharing something yummy with others.  These gooey chocolate chunk blondies came about when thinking of something tasty, comforting and transportable to make for our neighbors who recently did something lovely for us.

Getting the recipe from Food Network's Ina Garten - the master of classic comfort food recipes - I thought they'd be welcome by adults and kids alike.  The recipe was relatively simple, but definitely uses lots of rich ingredients such as butter, sugar and generous amounts of chocolate.  While I skipped the walnuts in this case simply because I didn't have them and also because you never know who's allergic, I imagine it would give this dessert some nice texture and complexity.  

The whole thing took about a half an hour to put together and another half hour to bake - so overall not a huge investment.  Our neighbors seemed to appreciate them and commented on how heavenly they smelled.  I must agree that they did!

Chocolate Chunk Blondie Recipe, as adapted from Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa

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