Festive Fruited White Chip Blondies Recipe

Festive Fruited White Chip Blondies Recipe

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SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (125 mL)
  • 1 1/3 cups CHIPITS White Chocolate Chips, divided (225 g)
  • 2 eggs (2)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (50 mL)
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (300 mL)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice (75 mL)
  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries, chopped (175 mL)
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots (50 mL)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts (125 mL)
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar (50 mL)

Directions

    1. Heat oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease and flour 9-inch (23 cm) square baking pan.

    2. In small saucepan, melt butter; stir in 1 cup (250 mL) of the white chocolate chips until melted.

    3. In large bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Add sugar; beat until thick and pale yellow in color. Add flour, orange juice and melted white chocolate chip mixture; beat just until combined. Spread one-half of batter, about 1-1/4 cups (300 mL), into prepared pan.

    4. Bake 15 minutes until edges are lightly browned; remove from oven.

    5. Stir cranberries, dried apricots and remaining white chocolate chips into other half of batter; spread over top of hot baked mixture. Stir together nuts and brown sugar; sprinkle over top.

    5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

    Makes about 16 bars.

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