Peanut Brittle Blondies

recipe
Dress up classic blonde brownies with peanut brittle from your local candy shop. They're big, rich bars--easy to stack and pack for holiday giving.

Editor's favorite; Gift idea

Yield:

2 dozen

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups coarsely crushed peanut brittle (about 14 ounces)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation

Combine brown sugar and butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook until butter is melted. Remove from heat. Cool slightly; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; stir into brown sugar mixture. Stir in peanut brittle and vanilla. Press dough into a greased and floured 13" x 9" baking dish.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Christmas with Southern Living 2004,

Oxmoor House

May 2004