Thursday, December 20, 2012

Butterfinger Blondies Bar Cookie Recipe Fun to Make With Kids for Holidays & Christmas

Good Food

It seems like only yesterday I created those scrumptious DIY Candy Bar Candy Apples for Halloween and other Fall holidays for this blog. For sure there's nothing like seasonal celebrations for inspiring me to get creative with the food I make to serve at parties and to give for gifts to teachers, family, friends and other special people in my life.

Mommy Blog Expert's Butterfinger Blondies
Presenting my latest creation: a treat that's easy to make using two of my personal favorite ingredients of peanut butter and Butterfinger candy. You're going to love this too, if you have an affinity for those things like I do. Yes, even if you are cooking/baking challenged, because the steps to make this are unbelievably simple. Come to think of it, if you have children at home that are old enough, consider inviting them into the kitchen to help you bake this. Remember the family that bakes and cooks together, stays together.

Butterfingers from Nestle are what make this recipe a real stand out
This sweet dessert recipe  -- taste tested by my own four teens for this review -- is so good year round. But it's a wonderful idea to whip up to give as a holiday gift or to bring to your host or hostess if you will be going to a Christmas party or dinner. If you ask me, this delicious treat will likely disappear quickly (as in eaten). No, these definitely won't be going to the same place where those infamous fruit cakes often end up this time of year, LOL!

Have fun making this, eating it or giving as a gift.

Butterfinger Blondies

Makes 24 delicious bar cookies

For Blondies:

2 cups flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
4 eggs
1 T. vanilla exutract

For Frosting:
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup milk or soy milk
8 miniature Butterfinger candies or 2 regular bars

The batter will look something like this when you spread it in the pan
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Lightly grease a 13x9 baking pan
3. Mix dry ingredients together in large bowl and set aside
4. Cream together margarine, shortening, peanut butter eggs & vanilla in a smaller bowl
5. Add creamed mixer to dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated
6. Spoon mixer in pan, using a spatula to level surface
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, watching it carefully last 5 minutes so it doesn't dry out
8. Cool completely before spreading frosting (see recipe below)
9. Coarsely chop Butterfingers and distribute evenly on top like you would sprinkles
10. Store at room temperature covered with plastic wrap until you're ready to Enjoy!

1. Beat all ingredients briskly, except for milk/soy milk
2. Slowly pour in the liquid and beat some more till frosting is creamy
3. Spread frosting over Butterfinger Blondies that have completely cooled and finish with steps 9 & 10 above

Christmas Tip:
To make this really Christmasy you might add Wonka Sweetarts Merry Mix or Wonka Frosty Nerds and then jazz it up further with red and green decorating sugar crystals.

The extensive line of Nestle brand candy and chocolates for the holidays and Christmas 2012 includes some of their classic sweets in special packaging as well as some new ones. Many of these seasonal offerings are pictured below.

FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I received the Nestle products pictured to facilitate this review. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

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