Friday, February 13, 2015

Love . . . and a little chocolate

I'm back on the blog (at least for today)!  I've been busy enjoying life with the little one's.  They are as fun as can be right now.  I wish I could push the pause button for a while!

We're loving Valentines season this year.  It's a lovely little holiday.  I've got some real sweeties in my life and it's a good reminder to tell everyone how wonderful they are.  Plus, there's chocolate around every corner and you can't beat that.  Carson and I have eaten our weight in Valentine's M&Ms this week.

We whipped up a batch of M&M blondies for dad's office!  Those lawyers could always use some sweet stuff.

This is the simplest recipe ever.  It's perfect with chocolate chips, nuts or whatever you like.  It's obviously DELICIOUS with festive M&Ms.

We love it because it's similar to chocolate chip cookies, but much simpler.  It takes about 10 minutes to get these made and into the oven and they turn out great every time.  Just don't overcook!

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup melted butter
1 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespooons vanilla extract
A bag of M&Ms (or chocolate chips/nuts/whatever you fancy)

Preheat oven to 350.  Mix flour, baking powder, soda and salt in a mixing bowl.  Cream together melted butter and brown sugar in a separate bowl.   Beat together eggs and vanilla.  Add to the brown sugar mixture.  Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients, mixing well.  Fold in your M&Ms (we also used chocolate chips), saving some to decorate the top.  Smooth the batter into a 9x13" pan and sprinkle the top with the reserved M&Ms.  Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and set on top.  Do not overcook!

Share them with your loves!