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Chocolate Chip Blondies with Chocolate Ganache

by Jamie on February 6, 2013

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I’m going to be honest, guys – getting back into a groove is tough stuff.

I feel like the moment I find some semblance of balance, something comes along to shake things up again.

Although, I’d love to say that I’m finding a little solace in the kitchen – that’s so not the case. Instead of eating my feelings, I’m on an organizing kick and have been sucked into Teen Mom 2 and Snookie & JWoww.

Judge away – I’m completely cool with it.

This weekend I pulled myself away from crap television and obsessive closet organizing to make you guys Chocolate Chip Blondies. What’s more comforting than a buttery, chewy chocolate chip cookie in bar form? Well, I’ll tell ya – it’s a buttery, chewy chocolate chip cookie in bar form dripping with rich chocolate ganache.

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. -Thomas Merton

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon snack or you’re simply in the mood to eat your feelings, these blondies are the treat for you. Nothing says love like butter and flour smothered in chocolate, I know that much.

It’s good to be back, guys. Be gentle with me.

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Chocolate Chip Blondies Recipe

February 6th, 2013

Yield: 12 blondies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time:

Ingredients:

1 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

For the Ganache

4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x9-inch baking pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, combine the brown sugar and melted butter. Add egg and vanilla, mixing until well combined. Gradually add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

4. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan to wire rack and cool completely.

5. To make the ganache, pour the chopped chocolate into a medium mixing bowl, set aside. Pour the heavy cream into a microwave safe measuring cup (Pyrex) and microwave on high for about 1 minute or until bubbles begin to form on the surface. Take care to not overheat because the cream will boil over. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and allow it to sit for about 3 minutes. Use a small whisk to combine the mixture into a smooth chocolate glaze. Spoon the ganache over the brownies.

Disclosure

This post is part of an ongoing relationship between My Baking Addiction and Gold Medal Flour. In June of 2012, My Baking Addiction attended a Farm to Table event in Kansas City to learn why Gold Medal has been America’s flour of choice for 125 years. Although this is a sponsored post, the views and opinions expressed are our own and based upon our personal experiences with Gold Medal Flour.


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Heather @ Sugar Dish Me February 6, 2013 at 9:17 am

Holy wow. I’m really glad I guy chocolate chips every. single. time I go to the grocery store. Also- I have leftover ganache in the fridge from a cookie post last week. So freaking excited about these right now!!!

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Heather @ Sugar Dish Me February 6, 2013 at 9:18 am

**buy*** oops. Caffeine overload.

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Jill February 6, 2013 at 9:20 am

I am totally making these today! Thank you!

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie February 6, 2013 at 10:11 am

How do you make blondies better? By putting chocolate on top!

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Karly February 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

That chocolate ganache just totally puts these over the top! Perfection!

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Donna February 6, 2013 at 10:50 am

These look delicious!

I’m sorry things are crappy right now. :(

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Holiday Baker Man February 6, 2013 at 11:32 am

oh man these look awesome

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Jean February 6, 2013 at 11:36 am

Welcome back..the wagons are happy to circle ya! One day at a time…that’s all it takes!!

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Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes February 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm

These would be amazing enough without the chocolate on top – but everything is better topped with chocolate! Welcome back :)

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Rachel @ Bakerita February 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm

These look so phenomenal. That dripping chocolate…oh man. Delicious. Sorry things are rough right now…they’ll get better soon!

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Christa February 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Well they look awesome and I love love love blondie bars…so you made my day. ;)

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Urban Wife February 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

And it’s great to have you back! :)

P.s. These look ah-mazing.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 6, 2013 at 3:14 pm

That ganache looks especially lovely. Great recipe!

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Tasha @ Homemade February 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Goodness…. my oh my!

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Amaribe February 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Uhuuu… looks like one bite makes you go to calorie-hell. :-) But still every bite is worth it, I guess! Yummy…

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Leah February 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Looks so delcious!

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel February 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm

You had to go and make blondies even better?! Craving…

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Hollie February 6, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Yum! This look beyond delicious. Need to make them now.

Happy cooking!

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Becca - Cookie Jar Treats February 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Oh I love the look of these :) They look so gooey and chocolaty. :)

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Maegan @ The BakerMama February 6, 2013 at 11:30 pm

These look awesome! Glad you’re back!

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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots February 7, 2013 at 8:00 am

Wow. These just won’t stop calling my name. You can’t go wrong with a classic! :D

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Meghan @ The Tasty Fork February 7, 2013 at 9:27 am

Wow. That first picture is just amazing! I wish I could grab that chocolate covered spoon and eat it.

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Jen @ Savory Simple February 7, 2013 at 10:23 am

These are gorgeous! Love the ganache.

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Carla @ Carlas Confections February 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I definitely know what you mean about getting into the groove. It is really hard at times! Haha and no judgement here! These blondies make up for it all ;)

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Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen February 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I tried my first blondie a while back and I adored them. Leave it to you to find a way to make them even better!

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Janet February 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Not sure what you are going through but I saw a quote that might be helpful: When life is sweet say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter say thank you and grow.

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Linda February 8, 2013 at 12:18 am

Welcome back, I have missed your witty humor and your lovely recipes. I’ll be making this in an hour’s time for my family dinner! Thanks so much!

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shelly (cookies and cups) February 8, 2013 at 10:24 am

Glad your back and I heard JWOWW and Snooki are the perfect prescription for getting your groove back. And also blondies.
Ugh…I just said getting your groove back.

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Liz February 9, 2013 at 12:35 pm

So nice to hear someone actually admit they watch crappy TV and eat their feelings….those happen to be two of my favorite things……these look amazingly good.

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Tracy February 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm

I’m sorry things are rough going right now, but we’re glad you’re back! These blondies look perfectly chewy and scrumptious – yum!

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Julia February 12, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Just came across these on Pinterest–they look amazing! :)

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Katie March 6, 2013 at 1:05 am

Just made these in a pie tin instead of a pan and the giant cookie which resulted was glorious, thanks for the great recipe!

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