For easier cutting, cover and refrigerate blondies for at least 1 hour before slicing into bars.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds, walnuts, pecans or mixture of nuts
1 cup fresh raspberries
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with heavy-duty foil, leaving at least a 1-inch overhang on all sides.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in brown sugar until moistened. Let cool slightly. Off heat, whisk in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in nuts.
Scrape batter into baking pan, smoothing top with a spatula. Scatter berries over batter. Bake until blondies are set in center, about 30 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Grasping overhanging foil on opposite sides of pan, lift out blondies and place on cutting board. Cut into 16 squares and serve.
I didn't have any raspberries so I used strawberries instead. Very tasty, easy to make. I think next time I will omit the nuts and maybe try white chocolate chips? That could be good! This is a keeper!
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