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Since Easter is coming up I’ve been thinking about what desserts to have. I’ve decided to make an oldie but goodie, Blondies. Blondies are like brownies but not chocolately. They do have a great vanilla, buttery goodness to them though. One great thing to Blondies is you can make them your own and add whatever you like or leave them plain. 

Easter Blondies

1 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

1 3/4 cups brown sugar, packed

2 large eggs, room temperature

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup butterscotch chips (optional)

1/2 cup M&Ms, Easter edition (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking dish and set aside. In a large bowl thoroughly stir together butter and brown sugar. Next add eggs, one at a time and mixing well. Then stir in vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until completely combined. Fold in butterscotch chips and M&Ms. Pour into greased baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely then cut into squares.

*Cup for cup or 1 to 1 gluten free flour works well in this recipe.

**Other ideas:  chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, M&Ms, chopped pecans or walnuts, white chocolate or cinnamon chips, flaked coconut.