Chocolate-Cherry Blondies

I found this recipe in a recent Everyday Food that looked perfect for my kids.  I adapted it a bit by halving the recipe, using some whole wheat flour, and mini chocolate chips because that is what I had on hand.  My family likes then under cooked a bit so they are gooey.  If your prefer them fully cooked then add a couple of minutes to the cooking time.  They turned out to be a huge hit for their after school snack and both kids gobbled their blondie up in seconds.  They said they really loved the tart cherries with the rich chocolate… I have a feeling my husband is really going to love them too.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Coat an 8×8 glass baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine the flour with the baking soda and salt then mix well.

Using a mixer, beat the sugars together with the butter until creamy and smooth.  Add the egg and vanilla then beat until mixed thoroughly.  Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until combined.  Add the cherries and chocolate chips and mix.  Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Place into the oven and bake for 28 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan before slicing and serving.  Enjoy.

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Chocolate-Cherry Blondies

Yield: 9

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 28-30 min.

Total Time: 38-40 min.

Ingredients:

1 cup of flour
1/4 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup of dried cherries
1/2 cup of mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8x8 glass baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine the flour with the baking soda and salt then mix well.

Using a mixer, beat the butter together with the sugars until creamy and smooth. Add the egg and vanilla then beat until mixed thoroughly. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until combined. Add the cherries and chocolate chips then mix. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Place into the oven and bake for 28 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan before slicing and serving. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Everyday Food