Reese’s Pieces and Chocolate Chip Blondies

I’m going to let you in on a little secret.

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My favorite thing to read has always been fall magazines. But really, I mean the fall editions of Seventeen.

I don’t read Seventeen magazine now – that would be weird since I’m not even in that decade anymore – but I get my fill with the fall issues of other mags.

Getting magazines in the mail always makes me happy, but none of them make me as giddy as those few fall issues. I remember flipping through the same Seventeen magazine at least 50 times when I was 16, marking all the chunky sweaters and dark jeans and brown boots and mary janes that I wanted to have.

It was always the clothes and the colors. Browns, burnt oranges, burgundys, yellows. In socks, scarves, tights, sweaters, jackets, hats, shoes.

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I don’t think I ever got any of the clothes I saw in Seventeen, but seeing the fall fashion pages still makes me smile. I love sweater weather and being able to pull out my boots  again.

And according to my mother-in-law and this awesomely 1980’s book called “Color Me Beautiful”, I can’t actually wear those fall colors (except for the burgundy) because I’m a winter and my colors are jewel tones.

So to get my fill of oranges and yellows and browns, I have to find other ways.

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Maybe baking blondies isn’t the same as buying a new sweater, but these made me pretty happy when they were coming out of the oven.

I didn’t used to be a fan of blondies. I mean, why wouldn’t you just make a brownie and have something chocolate? That’s just good logic, right?

But the more I played around with recipes and figured out that I could basically have a giant piece of cookie, I was sold.

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I love the little pops of orange and yellow from the Reese’s Pieces in these! Too bad they don’t have a burgundy piece, too.

And one more little secret? I think these may have turned me into a blondie person. They are that good.

Reese’s Pieces and Chocolate Chip Blondies

Makes: 9-12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using a stand or hand mixer, cream the butter with the sugars until it’s light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla to the butter mixture.
  4. Add the salt, baking soda, and flours and mix until all of the flour is incorporated.
  5. Gently fold or mix in the chocolate chips and candies.
  6. Press dough into a greased 8×8 baking dish.
  7. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the blondies are set in the center.
  8. Let them cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

33 comments

  1. I actually dont really like brownies… Im much more of a blondie fan! The reeses pieces in these def make them extra fun!

  2. I heart blondies! The RP just make it even better!

  3. Oh yum! These look delicious! I bet they would be fabulous warm with a big scoop of ice cream on top!

  4. You know I was forbidden to read 17 until I was actually 17? And even then my mom gave me the “this is horrible garbage” look when I purchased it.
    Oh sheltered childhoods…. great blondies though ;)

  5. I could definetly make alot of people happy with this recipe. YUM :)

  6. Cute post! Can’t wait to try these, I’m sure they’ll be a family favorite!!

  7. I love you and hate you all at the same time. I’ve been CRAVING peanut butter for weeks, but with the state of our floods I’ve been avoiding any cooking that will involve massive dish-washing.

    Hopefully things will improve soon and I can make these – I bet Thomas would love them in his lunchbox.

    • You’re welcome and I’m sorry? :) The best thing about this is you only have to dirty up one bowl and one baking dish! I hate having tons of dishes, too.

      Thinking of you guys and the farm :)

  8. i just made some blondies just like this! add some butterscotch chips next time. deeeelicious!

  9. I feel that you can be both a brownie fan and a blondie fan. There is a time/place for each! We wouldn’t want to discriminate :)

  10. I love blondies and fall! I’m all about the jeans, sweaters, and boots too. I tend to wear a lot of brown in the fall.

  11. Ha, Seventeen magazine… brings back memories! These look amazing, they would make me VERY happy!

  12. I think you can wear whatever colors you want!! :)

    And I LOOOOOVE blondies–seriously one of my favorite treats to make (so easy!) and eat (so delicious!). Reese’s Pieces are one add-in I have yet to try!

  13. Mmmm, I think good blondies can make you turn. Especially ones with peanut butter. Maybe I’ll have to dream up a batch :)

  14. i have been MIA and i come back to see you baking some seriously delicious treats. i expected no less! marshall would love these, reeses are his fave!

  15. Ohh these blondies look delicious! I too love fall magazines but this those burnt oranges aren’t my color either so I’ll stick to the blondies too! I’m usually more of a chocolate girl but I love how these have candy and chocolate chips! I’ll be def making these this fall!

  16. There is nothing better than peanut butter and chocolate! Nothing!

  17. OMG OMG OMG OMG. Brandi, I worship thee.

  18. Reese’s piecessssssssss… one of my favorite chocolate candies EVER! These look dangerously delicious my friend :)

  19. Blondies + chocolate = best of both worlds?! But, I still think brownies [not blondies] have more fun :P

  20. I can never turn down a blondie! Or anything involving chocolate for that matter, lol.

  21. These blondies look amazing! As soon as I read reese’s pieces, I was sold! Peanut butter and chocolate = the best combination ever! :)

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  23. I made these yesterday with a SmartBalance “buttery stick” and Domino Sugar Light (sugar/stevia blend) and 1 cup of Ghiradhelli 60% bittersweet chocolate chips (no PB) and they were awesome. Wouldn’t even know it was “healthified”! The best blondies I’ve made so far. Thank you :)

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