Food network magazine did a poll in their latest issue regarding blondies versus brownies. The poll resulted in a landslide win to the brownie at 85%. I also agree when comparing a chocolaty treat to a butterscotch and nut filled treat. I wanted to tackle the blondie with one that appeals to the masses. I also spent a day in the audience of my favorite daytime TV show “The Chew” where we all walked away with a great gift from M&Ms including cookware, a gift card, and of course M&Ms. I decided on a blondie with M&Ms and peanut butter. I wanted to avoid making a big tray of brownies cut into bars, so after some research I noticed a lot of success in using cake mix. I also found it was a very simple recipe since all the dry ingredients were already incorporated.
1 box of yellow cake mix
1/2 c milk
3/4 c peanut butter
2 Egg yolks
1 c M&Ms
I took ideas from a few recipes so looking online none will be quite the same, but I was still successful.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8X8in pan with parchment paper.
- Mix peanut butter with oil in microwave for about 30 seconds. Mix in with the rest of the wet ingredients.
- Mix in cake mix with wooden spoon until all ingredients are incorporated (the batter will be thick). Stir in M&Ms after
- Bake for 25 minutes and let cool for one hour before cutting. They will be just what a blondie should be…not the texture of a cake or a cookie, but a blondie!
Mine were perfect for a fall going away party where more than 15% of the guests enjoyed my treats! I failed to get a pic of the fudgy inside, but here is a before and after picture of the batch