Chewy Butterfinger Blondies

Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger.

Catchy commercial, and yet so true. I loved these bars right from the start. I saw them on Recipe Girl’s blog a little while ago and immediately made them. Not kidding. I ran down to the confectionary and threw these together. Good thing I have a lot of hungry friends at work to help me eat my baking. I might have a problem with my hips if I didn’t. A big, squishy, problem.

These are simple. Throw them together with the basic ingredients you have in your home. You just need to run to the nearest store for the chocolate bars. Mix ingredients, bake and serve to those awesome people you have in your life. I did :) To begin, grease your pan and preheat your oven.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl, and set it aside.

In a medium bowl, with electric mixer at medium speed, combine butter and brown sugar.

Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth.

Stir in flour mixture and 1 cup of crushed butterfingers.

Spread in prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining crushed butterfinger bars over top of batter.

Bake 30- 35 minutes, or until the bars are a bit firm to the touch.

Cool completely before cutting into bars. Eat five (optional).

Chewy Butterfinger Blondies
Recipe from Recipe Girl
Makes 12 squares

Ingredients:
2¼ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup butter, softened
2¼ cups brown sugar
3 large eggs
1½ tsp vanilla extract
4 regular-sized butterfinger candy bars, crushed

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 13×9-inch baking pan.
2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, with electric mixer at medium speed, combine butter and brown sugar.
4. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth.
5. Stir in flour mixture and 1 cup of crushed butterfingers.
6. Spread in prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining crushed butterfinger bars over top of batter.
7. Bake 30- 35 minutes, or until the bars are a bit firm to the touch. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Addiction gets the better of me sometimes. Once I have an M&M I need the whole bag, once I lick the cake batter off of the beaters I need to spoon some into my mouth, and I can pack in a giant theatre sized bag of popcorn into my belly. Hot.

These sweet potato fries are definitely addictive. They have the perfect amount of crispiness on the outside and are loaded with flavour with only a few ingredients! I like adding a tiny bit of brown sugar to them. Don’t leave this out. It adds soooo much flavour! I often get asked what I do differently. Let’s begin, shall we?

Baked Sweet Potato Fries
This recipes serves 4 as a side dish

Ingredients:
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil greased with cooking spray.
2. Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and cut each half into long spears. (Soak in cold water for 20-30 minutes before continuing for crispy texture outside. Drain well and pat dry.)
3. Place the potato spears on the sheet pan and toss with olive oil. Spread them in a single layer.
4. Combine the brown sugar, salt, and pepper and sprinkle on the potatoes.
5. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn with a spatula. Bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and serve hot.