7.22.2015

Funfetti Birthday Cake Blondies


Guess what everybody?! I just turned 25 like five minutes ago. Yup, it's 12:05 am on July 22 as I write this and I feel older already! Actually, to be honest, I felt older yesterday. I kept getting these random aches and pains in various body parts throughout the day; I truly felt like my body was breaking down. Have I mentioned that I've been trying to lose ten pounds for the past year and a half? Older people metabolism is no fun.


BUT STILL, I choose to make butter and sugar laden desserts like these funfetti birthday cake blondies! Damn you my sweet tooth, damn you.

I had a completely different recipe planned for this week, one that I'm really excited to share actually, but then I realized it's my birthday week! And last year, Nora of A Clean Bake celebrated my birth with these awesome grain-free birthday cake muffins, so it inspired me to celebrate this year with funfetti as well!


These blondies are the real deal y'all. Soft, buttery, chewy, with a little crunch from the sprinkles. Everyone who tasted them instantly fell in love, which did me the favor of not having to devour them all. I can feel the pounds melting away already.

Funfetti Birthday Cake Blondies

Yield: 16 squares
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Ingredients:

1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) salted butter
5 oz. white chocolate chips
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
pinch of vanilla powder ( or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract)
1/2 cup sprinkles (jimmies or confetti, do NOT use nonpareils)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 inch glass baking dish with non-stick spray, then line with parchment paper, and spray again.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Set aside.

Over a double boiler or in a microwave, melt butter and white chocolate chips together until smooth and completely blended. Pour butter/chocolate mixture into a medium-sized bowl. Add sugars, eggs, and vanilla, and using an electric hand mixer, beat until thoroughly combined.

Add in dry ingredients and beat just until incorporated. Using a spatula, gently fold in sprinkles.

Evenly pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool in baking dish before cutting into squares and serving.

Recipe from Life Made Simple
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