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Gooey White Chocolate, Walnut, and Cranberries Blondies

Gooey White Chocolate, Walnut, and Cranberries Blondies

  • 30 minutes
  • 11 ingredients
  • Walnuts
  • Moderate
  • square bars
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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons stick melted butter
  • 1 cup white chocolate, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup flour + 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 and 1/4 teaspoon grey salt or 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped Diamond of California® walnuts

The Steps

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 inch square baking pan with parchment paper, grease and flour.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together, flour, brown sugar, white sugar, baking soda, salt, cranberries, walnuts and ½ cup white chocolate chips.
  3. In a measuring cup or heat-proof bowl add butter and white chocolate. Heat in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between each until chocolate and butter is melted. Let cool slightly. Once butter and chocolate has cooled, mix in eggs and vanilla. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients. Stir until just combined.
  4. Transfer batter to prepared baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes or until top is lightly golden brown, the top is slightly crackled, but bars are still gooey. DO NOT OVER BAKE!
  5. Let cool completely before removing from pan. Cut into 9 squares

For jar assembly:

  1. Mix flour, baking soda and salt together.
  2. Layer flour, followed by brown sugar, white sugar, cranberries, ½ cup of the white chocolate chips and walnuts. Place remaining white chocolate chips on top. Decorate jar as desired.

For recipients:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Grease and flour.
  2. Remove ½ cup of white chocolate chips from the top of the jar. Place in microwave safe dish along with 6 tablespoons of butter. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between each until butter and chocolate are completely melted. Let cool.
  3. In the meantime, pour remaining ingredients in jar into a medium bowl. Mix until all ingredients are evenly combined.
  4. Once butter and chocolate have cooled, stir in eggs and vanilla extract. Add to dry mixture. Stir just until combined.
  5. Pour into prepared dish and bake 20 minutes or until top is lightly golden brown. The top should be slightly crackled, but the center should still be slightly gooey. DO NOT OVER BAKE!
  6. Let cool completely before cutting into 9 squares.
RECIPE CONTRIBUTED BY COOKING FOR KEEPS

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