The BEST BLONDIES Recipe – Blonde Caramel Brownie Cookie Dessert Bars {Worth a Felony – But Easier to Just Bake at Home}

Sick of hearing about how awesome the Blonde Brownie Cookie bars are in lockdown?  Don’t have it in you to figure out what kind of felony would get you a little time but not too much time {because, you know, no Netflix in Prizzie} so you can enjoy these ooey gooey caramelly blondies too?    Well lucky for you {and ME}, you don’t have to!  Even though you will agree after you try these – they’d be worth the court costs and the shame your Mom would have to endure at Bridge Club.  


Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Cookie Bars Dessert Recipe - SO worth a felony - but really - how about just make them at home instead! OOey Gooey and delish!

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We all have “that one family member”.  *sigh*  Lucky for us – they DO come in handy!  Besides making us all look better and upping our self esteem.  Nothing takes the heat off of a person from Grams for only having 3 kids quicker than Cousin “Meghan” {names and entire story has been changed to protect the guilty} doing time for harassing Bigfoot in California , amiright?  {It’s a thing.  Look it up.  Later.}   This recipe had to be scaled down using my ah-may-zing math skillz.  I took the liberty of assuming you did not, in fact, want to make enough for 500+ people.   If you do – then you are going to have to do some reverse mathing.   And get a really big oven.    Here’s what we are going to end up with people…… 

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Serve warm with Milk

 

These are what they look like hot out of the oven – Ooey, gooey and SO YUMMY!  K, so let’s do this!  First let’s gather the simple ingredients:

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Recipe - Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 C Flour
  • 2 T Baking Powder
  • 1 t Salt
  • 2 C Butter
  • 5 1/4 C Dark Brown Sugar
  • 4 1/2 Eggs {Sorry to do this to you – but 4 and a HALF is the ticket}
  • 1 T Vanilla Extract

Preheat your oven to 350° F.  Now grab a 9″x 13″ baking dish and grease and flour that baby up.

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Greasing your Baking Dish

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Grease and Flour your Baking Dish

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Baking Dish Greased and Floured

Set that aside and let’s get to work creating the magic that are Prison Blondies.

Combine your Baking Powder, Salt and Flour together in your LARGE mixing bowl and sift it all together: 

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Mixing Dry Ingredients to Sift

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Sifting Dry Ingredients

I don’t have an official baking sifter but I’ve got my eye on THIS one.  In the meantime I just have to  use a whisk and mix it all together really really good.  Set that aside and let’s move on to the yummy part!

Add your brown sugar to a medium mixing bowl.  I like using my mixing bowl with the handle and spout for this part – it comes in handy later on in the process.  Melt your butter in a sauce pan over low heat stirring occasionally until it’s clear, then pour it over your brown sugar: 

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Adding Melted Butter to Brown Sugar

Beat the Butter and Brown sugar together with a hand mixer or your fancy fangled KitchenAid mixer for 2 minutes on LOW speed: {don’t cheat on the times, people.  It’s super important in this recipe so SET A TIMER for the love of Pete}

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Mixing Melted Butter and Brown Sugar

It should look like this – getting all caramelly and delish looking: 

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe How your Brown Sugar and Butter mixed should look

Add Eggs  and Vanilla to Brown Sugar and Butter mixture: 

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Adding the Eggs and Vanilla

Yes, I know, that “1/2” egg was annoying but I’ve tried them with just 4 and they were way flat and then with 5 and they were too fluffy.  Scaling down a ginormous recipe is a bugger! 

Beat with your mixer on Medium Speed for 8 minutes. {This will feel like an eternity.  Srsly, are you using your timer?  I can’t stress this enough so stop trying to guestimate!  You’re going to ruin them and then be all “they weren’t that good – probably because I’m not sharing a community shower” but really, you just didn’t follow directions.  Which leads to prison – so either way you will end up enjoying these.}

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Mixing all Wet Ingredients

Lookit how it’s all fluffing up and changing color!  Yummmm.  Okay now if YOU ARE SURE it’s been 8 minutes – pour your wet mixture on top of your dry ingredients you sifted together in the BIG mixing bowl

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Adding wet ingredients to dry ingredients to mix

What’s that?  Why add the wet on top of the dry and not visa versa?  Glad you asked.  So the dry ingredients get smothered and don’t POOF all the freak over your kitchen when you start mixing them together.   I’m a culinary problem solver from way back.  

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Adding Wet ingredients on top of Dry to mix

See?  No “poofing”.  

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Mixing all Ingredients

Beat with mixer for 2 minutes on High Speed, scraping down the sides with your spatula.  This is the texture and look you want: 

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe how all ingredients mixed should look

Now pour all of that goodness into your pre-prepped greased and floured 9×13 baking dish

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Pouring Mixture into Greased and Floured Baking Dish

Spread it all around evenly into the corners with your handy dandy spatula.  You really don’t have to worry too much about this – it spreads out and fluffs up a TON while baking.  Make SURE your pan is not more than 50% full to the top or it will overflow in your oven.  Learned that the HARD way.  

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Spreading Mixture evenly in Baking Dish

Put it in your preheated oven and bake at 350°F for 45-55 minutes {depending on how gooey you want yours}.

See how much it fluffs up?  

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Fresh out of the Oven in Baking Dish

Let them cool for 30-45 minutes before cutting.  

This is how they look closer to the 45 minute mark: 

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe a little underdone

So gooey with a cookie type crust!  

And this is how they look closer to 55 minutes:

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Freshly Cut and Served with Milk

Still gooey but not AS gooey and with a thicker cookie type crust.  SOoooooooo yummy.

Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Ready to enjoy

If you let them cool for over an hour they are easier to cut into neater bars.  But waiting is hard.  What’s not hard is deciding how you want yours served to you.  In the comfort of your living room with the people you love and a big glass of milk? 
Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe Cooled for an hour and cut and servedOr in a thin plastic baggie on your bunk during headcount.
Prison Blondies Blonde Brownies Dessert Treat Recipe How you get them served to you in Prison

So next time you are contemplating spiking a tree in Oregon to score you some of these heavenly treats, just remember – you can make these at home now.   You would probably just end up in County Jail anyway and EVERYONE knows they don’t serve Prison Blondies in County.  

Here’s the handy dandy printable recipe for you!

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The BEST BLONDIES Recipe - Blonde Caramel Brownie Cookie Dessert Bars
These caramelly rich blondies are so good you might be tempted to commit a felony - but now you don't have to! Save time and court costs by making them at home!
The BEST Blondies - Blonde Brownies Cookie Bars Dessert Treat Recipe
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Rating: 5
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
blondie squares (apx)
Ingredients
  • 4 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups Butter
  • 5 1/4 Cups Dark Brown Sugar
  • 4 1/2 Eggs {Sorry to do this to you - but 4 and a HALF is the ticket}
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
blondie squares (apx)
Ingredients
  • 4 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups Butter
  • 5 1/4 Cups Dark Brown Sugar
  • 4 1/2 Eggs {Sorry to do this to you - but 4 and a HALF is the ticket}
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
The BEST Blondies - Blonde Brownies Cookie Bars Dessert Treat Recipe
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Grease and Flour 9X13 Baking dish and set aside.
  3. Sift Flour, Baking Powder and Salt together in large mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. Melt Butter on low stirring occasionally until clear.
  5. Put Brown Sugar in Medium Mixing Bowl and add hot melted Butter and beat with mixer on low speed for 2 minutes.
  6. Add Eggs and Vanilla to Brown Sugar and Butter mixture - Beat with mixer on Medium Speed for 8 minutes. Scrape down bowl with spatula occasionally.
  7. Add the wet mixture on top of your dry mixture in the large mixing bowl to minimize powder "poofing out" of your mixing bowl while you mix. Beat with mixer for 2 minutes on High Speed.
  8. Pour mixture into your greased and floured 9x13 Baking Dish. Spread evenly to corners with a spatula.
  9. Bake 45-55 minutes at 350°F {Depending on how gooey you want them}
  10. Let cool in dish for 30-45 minutes.
  11. Cut into squares and serve! {On a pretty plate with a big glass of milk if you are a civilian enjoying your freedom - In a thin ugly plastic baggie if you chose the felony option to getcha some of these goodies}
  12. Find this recipe online via DreaminginDIY.com
Recipe Notes

*Unlike how some things taste better 'camping' - these, in fact, taste PHENOMENAL whether you are 'camping' or in the comfort of your own home. Ooey gooey goodness that is so yummy you won't care where you are. Swearskies!

 Make sure to PIN THIS IMAGE where it’s handy – you’ll be wanting to make these on the regular.  Truschoome!

The Best Blonde Brownies Dessert Bars Recipe aka Easy Blondies Cookie Bars Recipe via Dreaming in DIY - The BEST (and so EASY) Blondies I've ever had! Ooey Gooey - The Caramelly texture of these is PERFECT and so Yummy!!

 

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