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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Swedish Berry Blondies

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Swedish Berries happens to be Hubby's favourite candy. Since Hubby is starting his week vacation today, I decided to incorporate his favourite candy, into a dessert, for us to enjoy. I went with a blondie, because I figured they would compliment the flavour of the candy, without over shadowing it, or the candy over powering the dessert. My Mom made blondies, quite often while we were growing up; but we called them butterscotch brownies. They are super simple to make, you can make a thousand varieties and they are super yummy!!

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The smell of these cooking, will drive you crazy. Especially if you are a sugar junkie like me. You can smell the butter, the brown sugar and the sweet candy. HEAVEN!!! These are chewy and they remind me of gumdrop cake, that I've had before at Christmas time. I love how pretty these are and I decided to top them with a beautiful white chocolate cream cheese frosting drizzle. Stunning!!

Swedish Berry Blondies
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4 Tbs white chocolate Philly cream cheese
3 Tbs butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder (optional, creates lighter blondie texture)
1/2 C Swedish Berries, cut in half
1 Tbs flour


Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with non stick cooking spray.

In a large microwave safe mixing bowl melt the butter; cool for 5 mintues. Stir in the cream cheese, until well combined. Mix in the brown sugar and beat until smooth. Beat in egg and almond extract. In a seperate bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder (if using). Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients; combine well. Combine candy with 1 Tbs flour and fold them into the batter.

Pour into prepared pan and use a greased spatula to evenly spread mixture in pan and level the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set in the middle. Cool completely on rack before cutting.


White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

1/4 C white chocolate Philly Cream Cheese
2 Tbs butter, softened
1 C powdered sugar
splash of milk

Mix until well combined. Pour frosting into a large zip top bag, snip a small whole in one end and drizzle over cooled brownies. Top with additional candy, if desired.

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This post linked to

Foodie Friend Friday
Sweets for a Saturday
Weekend Potluck
Church Supper

8 comments:

Marlys Folly said...

OH! YUM! When I first read the name of the recipe I was thinking of lingonberries and then when I read the ingredients and found that you used swedish berries... I was excited ~ much better then lingonberries and sweeter. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.
http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

Tasty Delights said...

Looks delish Cindy, what are swedish berries?

Catherine said...

Dear Cindy, These blondies look beautiful and delightful! Mmmm...I would love to try one. This is a wonderful addition of the Foodie Friday linkup. Please do visit soon. Blessings to you, Catherine xo

Cindy Hunwhatsfordinner said...

Marisa, Swedish Berries are red soft chewy berry shaped candy that have an almost cherry/berry flavour.

Krista said...

How yummy! And pretty! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon!

Zachary and Sarah @ HHG said...

These look sinful! Haha Can't wait to try them :) New follower here. Yay for being blog friends! Feel free to stop by and say hi. :) http://highheelsandgrills.blogspot.com/

Irene Brown said...

How would I locate these candies in the USA? Sounds Wonderful!!

Cindy Hunwhatsfordinner said...

Hi Irene,

You could look in the candy isle of any grocery store. I am not 100% that they have the berries in the U.S, but they do sell Swedish Fish, that could be substituted with no problem, since they are basically the same thing, but a different shape.

~Cindy