Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rainbow Blondies and Silicone Bakeware Giveaway

Many, many years ago, I was browsing on the M&M website and found a recipe for blondies, using mini M&Ms. I saved the recipe and forgot about it, until recently. The kids got a ton of M&Ms for Easter, so I figured I'd try to incorporate them, into some sort of dessert. Then I remembered this recipe and thought it would be perfect. These are really delicious! Soft and chewy, with crunchy bits of chocolate candy, throughout. The kids absolutely loved them, and I thought they looked really cute. The only changes I made was I used 1 egg, instead of 2 egg whites and used regular M&Ms, rather than minis.


Rainbow Blondies
via M&Ms website

2/3 cup butter
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup M&M’S® MINIS® Milk Chocolate Candies
3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for glass pan). Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add egg whites and vanilla extract. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture just until combined. Stir in M&M’S® MINIS® Milk Chocolate Candies and nuts. Spread dough into a greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly moist with crumbs. Cool completely before cutting. Store in tightly covered container.


Now, onto the giveaway. I was so excited about grabbing some great silicone bakeware at such a good price, the other day, that I went back for more and have decided to share some with a lucky reader. I really love silicone bakeware. It is non stick and quite easy to clean. Just make sure to use a cookie sheet, underneath, or else you'll have a heck of a time getting it into the oven, LOL. So one lucky person will win a 9-inch cake pan, a 12 count mini muffin pan, a loaf pan and 4 mini loaf pans.


To Enter the Giveaway:
Simply leave me a comment, telling me what your favorite dessert is, to make or eat. For an extra entry, become a follower of my blog, or tell me you are already a follower.
Giveaway will close on Sunday May 2nd, at 5pm Eastern time. Winner will be chosen using random.org.


Hally said...

Ooooohhh. I love blondie brownies. :) AND I LOVE GIVEAWAYS!
We follow your blog!

We love to make ice cream pies. So easy. And the kids make their own little ice cream sandwhiches when we make fresh cookies. (sigh..now I want one of those!)

BUT...my favorite to eat - anything peanut buttery. Especially frozen Reeses. :D

Brenda said...

My favourite dessert would have to be coconut cream pie! I think it's time to make one. :o) And I already am a follower of your blog!

Skrapbuker said...

Ooooh I have to try this recipe!

Thanks for sharing.

My favorite dessert is cheesecake. Any kind of cheesecake!

I actually follow your blog via Google Reader (love this thing!)

I would LOVE to win the silicone bakeware as well. I haven't baked in a while as I recycled all my metal bakeware. I didn't like how dingy/rusted they looked (didn't feel it was foodsafe any longer)

Thanks for a chance to win!

One Love Mama said...

Get those over here! YUMMMM! MY favorite dessert is red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!!

One Love Mama said...

I follow your blog

We Want Tessert said...

How cool! You know my cooking skills are....uh...lacking. However, I love me some sweets! Favorite dessert to eat? The FIRST bite of anything----chocolate cake, cheesecake, strawberry shortcake, homemade peach ice cream....

connie said...

those brownies look good. my favorite dessert is Triple Chocolate Cake.

connie said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Cheryl said...

Oh wow, that is a hard choice. I think my favorite dessert is pumpkin mousse Cheesecake with fresh whipped cream and chopped pecans on top. MMM.

Cheryl said...

I am a follower.

Danielle said...

I love the silicon stuff too!! My favorite thing to make is pie with homemade pie crust. My favorite pie is strawberry rhurbarb.
I thought I was already a follower, but I wasn't and I am now! :)

Tami said...

Unfortunately, desserts have been my downfall lately. I had such willpower before, too! My #1 choice to eat at the moment is anything with chocolate and peanut butter, but chocolate/caramel fall close behind! As for baking...I don't really do much myself, but I do like making regular chocolate brownies on occasion.

I'm a follower!

MM said...

Super gooey/fudgey coffee brownies are my favorite. Good ole chocolate chip cookies are a close second.

You know I follow you!!

Cyndy said...

I would have to say that Mocha Truffle Cheesecake I made for my mom's birthday would be my favorite dessert to eat! Anything with chocolate really though.

I'm a follower!

Sandra said...

I definitely need some cookware, particularly muffin tins. I had to throw away my old muffin tins...

My favorite dessert is Chewy, Fudgy Triple Chocolate Brownies topped with ice cream. I need to check my cabinet for supplies!

P.S. I am a follower...

Kassandra said...

I love brownies - I think I might have to try these.

I am a follower too

Juliannajones said...

well besides brownies....i'd have to say my favorite dessert to eat is creme brulee...but i've never made it!

Juliannajones said...

oh i'm also a follower :)