Psychedelic Rainbow Blondies

I love blondies.  To me, they are just the right amount of chocolate – not overwhelming, but you definitely know it’s there.  But can we improve on them at all?

Well, I have a lot of friends who love icing…they think icing makes any dessert better.  So why not cover these in colorful rainbow icing and see how they turn out!?

Ingredients

For the blondies:

·          1 cup flour

·          1 ½ t baking powder

·          ½ t salt

·          ¼ cup butter, softened to room temperature

·          1 cup dark brown sugar

·          2 eggs

·          2 t vanilla

·          ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

·          ¾ cup butterscotch chips

For the icing:

·        1 cup powdered sugar

·        1 T milk *

·        1 t vanilla

·        Food colorings (multiple – your choice)

*  You may need a little more than this.  You just want to get the icing to be smooth but not too watery

Directions

Butter and flour a 13” x 9” baking pan and set that aside.

Pour the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and whisk together until well combined.  Really get in there and get everything mixed together and set that aside as well.  FYI, you’re not adding anything else into this bowl, so it doesn’t have to be huge.

In a large bowl, put the butter and brown sugar and mix with a hand mixer until it’s starting to get smooth, about 3 minutes.  IMG_3404Next add in the flour mixture, eggs and vanilla and mix again until everything is well combined – probably another 3 minutes.

Pour in the chocolate and butterscotch chips and mix those in with a wooden spoon.IMG_3405

Now get the prepared baking pan and spread the dough evenly throughout.  Press it down lightly with your fingers/palm so that the surface is relatively flat.IMG_3406

Bake the blondies at 350 for about 20-25 minutes, or until they start getting a nice golden brown along the top.

Take the pan out of the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.IMG_3407

When you’re ready to ice, place a sheet of wax paper under the rack, cuz we gonna get a little messy.

In a small bowl mix together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until well combined.  Then, separate the icing into smaller bowls.  Take your food coloring and color each bowl – you can see what I did here:IMG_3410

Drizzle the icing on top of the brownies, starting with the darkest color and moving backwards to the lightest.  If you’d like, take a toothpick and swirl the colors a bit to get a nice rainbow look to them.  Let the icing harden, then cut the blondies into pieces and enjoy!IMG_3411IMG_3412IMG_3416IMG_3417IMG_3418IMG_3419IMG_3433

 

 

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