This post is in partnership with Oxo and their Cookies for Kids’ Cancer campaign. Oxo will be donating $100 to the cause for this post. #oxobetter #oxogoodcookies
Earlier this week, Bryce and I did some baking together. We had to bring a dessert to pass for a school event, and we opted to make this Salted Candy Blondie Bar recipe from Oxo in honor of their Cookies for Kids’ Cancer campaign, and MAN, is it good. Easy, straightforward ingredients and super delicious, especially with that flake sea salt on top.
We love our kitchen tools from OXO too. Having the right tools in the kitchen definitely makes it simple and easy to bake! This POP Container Baking Set helps keeps our baking essentials fresh and our pantry nice and organized (I love being able to see exactly what I have in these clear containers.) They are airtight, stackable, space-efficient and dishwasher safe. Each Container is carefully sized to fit key ingredients like 1 lb boxes of brown sugar, 5 lb bags of flour and sugar, baking soda, baking powder, chocolate chips, and more.
Plus, their new POP Accessories secure neatly to the underside of lids, like the ½ cup scoops and the brown sugar saver, which keeps brown sugar soft and clump free. The curved corners make it easy to pour ingredients out, and Bryce loves the easy pop open and close button!
We will definitely be saving this recipe for our next dessert!
Salted Candy Blondie Bars, recipe courtesy of Oxo
Makes 24 bars // 1 hour until you’re in Blondie heaven!
These blondies extra soft and chewy. Throw in the crunch of your favorite candy, plus a hint of sea salt, and you’ve got a match made in heaven.
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 3/8 sticks (11 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups brown sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 cups your favorite candy bar, chopped (think M&Ms, twix, Kit-Kat, Butterfinger, or a mix!)
Flaky sea salt, for topping
// Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 13”x 9” pan with non-stick cooking spray.
// In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
// In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add the brown sugar and mix on medium until light and fluffy. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the bowl. Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla and mix until fully incorporated.
// Add half of the flour mixture and mix on low just until the powdery texture of the flour disappears. Immediately add the rest of the flour mixture and mix until combined. Scrape the bowl and mix a final 15 seconds.
// Remove the bowl from the mixer and use a rubber spatula to fold in 1 3/4 cups of your favorite chopped candy.
// Use a rubber spatula to spread the dough in the lined pan in an even layer. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and top with the reserved 1/4 cup candy.
// Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and the center is lightly golden brown.
// Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Slice into squares and serve!