This past week has been my son’s spring/Easter break. Its been a good week, although not very productive for me. Understandable, right? It seems like every time we have a holiday, I need to clean out our candy shelf…yes, I have a candy shelf. This week when I went through our “shelf”, which includes multiple jars, containers and bags of various kinds of candy, I made a sweet discovery – Rolos!
I knew they were in the candy shelf, but I guess I had forgotten how many were there. I’m pretty sure they’re from Valentine’s day, but there’s a good chance they’re also from Christmas. Eeek! Either way, I needed to do something with these. In my opinion, Rolo’s are too delicious to throw away, and definitely still good, so I decided to make Rolo Blondies!
The basic recipe I use for Blondies is super simple. The base is made in a sauce pan, and can be easily adapted for a large 9×13 pan. I made a smaller 8×8 batch, because I had just enough rolos for a smaller pan. Another thing I like about this recipe – you don’t have to wait for the butter to come to room temperature – you simply melt it in your sauce pan, along with the brown sugar. Once the butter and brown sugar melt together, you let it cool for a few minutes, add the rest of the ingredients (right into the sauce pan!), and the batter can go right into the baking pan! It really doesn’t get any easier!
Note: If making in a 9×13 pan, simply double the ingredients, and increase the baking time just slightly by a couple minutes. Be sure to insert a toothpick into the batter, and if it comes out crumb-free, the blondies are done.
These really are an easy, fun treat to have just about any time you’re in the mood for something sweet. Great for a bake sale, classroom treat, or just something sweet to have with your coffee.