Blonde Blondies {Beer and White Chocolate Blondie Bars}

18 Sep

Beer, blondes, and baked goods…what could be better?

I’ve always loved baking, but only as an adult did I come to understand how much more fun it is to bake with booze! Aside from the “one cup for the recipe, one glass for me” approach to baking with alcohol, even a tablespoon of liquor can add amazing depth, flavor and sometimes even texture.

In preparation for this weekend’s game (English football, that is), I knew to please the crowd, I’d have to kick it up a notch. The bottle of Guinness Blonde lager in the fridge was too enticing not to bake with, so I whipped up these scrumptious beer & white chocolate Β blondies. A pinch of spices and a spoonful of molasses lend a hearty autumn flavor to these treats, still letting the taste of the beer peek through for my friends to enjoy as we cheer on Arsenal.

Blonde Blondies {Beer and White Chocolate Blondie Bars} | xtinaluvspink.wordpress.com

Whether American or European football, make these for your next game-day party – you’ll have everyone cheering for more!

Blonde Blondies

Makes 16 bars

  • 1-2/3 all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • pinch of each cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 9 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 7/8 C granulated sugar
  • 1/8 C molasses (2 tbsp)
  • 1/3 C blonde beer, such as Guinness Blonde American Lager
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 C white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8″ pan.

In a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients; whisk together.

In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine melted butter, sugar and molasses. Use the paddle attachment and beat on medium until mixed, about 3 minutes.

Add the beer, yolk and vanilla and beat on medium speed until combined.

Slowly add the flour mixture, beating on low. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spread blondie batter into your prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into 16 bars.

Blonde Blondies {Beer and White Chocolate Blondie Bars} | xtinaluvspink.wordpress.com

I dare you to stop at just one bite! I definitely gobbled up that piece after the photo πŸ™‚

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