Every month, I join 11 other bloggers to bring you 12 delicious recipes with 12 ingredients or less. We tend to stick to a monthly theme, and this month’s theme is Spring Treats! I was so excited for this month’s theme because a) I actually had time to get creative in the kitchen and do some fun baking, and b) I love Springtime! All of the pretty pastels, the PEEPS, and the Cadbury Eggs – what’s not to love? With Easter creeping up on us, and the winter snow hopefully melting, it’s time to embrace all the pretty pastels in the baking aisle with this Springtime M&M Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars Recipe!
I have always loved brownies, and just recently discovered how easy it is to make blondies. Sure, they might lack the rich chocolaty goodness that we all know and love in brownies, but they are so rich and decadent, and they make it so easy to incorporate other flavors. Unlike brownies, you can add just about anything into blondies and the flavor really shines through!
Springtime M&M Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars Recipe
1 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup Nestle Tollhouse Spring Chocolate Chips
3/4 cup M&M’s Spring Mix
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 baking dish. This recipes makes between 12 and 24 bars, depending on how size you cut them into.
Beat together the brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla until they are thoroughly combined. Gradually add in the the flour, then your baking powder and salt, beating lightly until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and M&M’s – do not beat them into the mixture, as you want them to be whole!
Pour your batter into your greased baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and then put into the refrigerator for about half an hour.
Tip: I always refrigerate my bars and brownies before serving because it makes it so much easier to cut into bars without them crumbling to bits.
Hungry for more Spring-themed treats? Check out these awesome recipes!
Rhubarb Pichu Berry Crumb Bars from Betsy Life
Strawberry Sorbet from Home Cooking Memories
Lemon Pistachio Ice Box Pie from A Little Claireification
Springtime Blondie Bars from The Rebel Chick
Edible Flower Bouquet from A Million Moments
Spring Candy Bark from A Night Owl Blog
Spring Snack Mix from Bless This Mess Please
Pink Chocolate Covered Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats from Mom Endeavors
Honey Pistachio Granola from Eat Your Heart Out
Fruit Salsa & Edible Butterfly Cinnamon Chips from See Vanessa Craft
Pineapple Coconut Gooey Cake from Around My Family Table
Strawberry Whip from Plugged In Family