National Blonde Brownie Day

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So what is a Blonde Brownie? We all know that brownies are those delectable chocolate delights that some like chewy and some like to be more cake-like. Blonde brownies are brownies made with light brown sugar instead of dark brown cocoa. They are baked in the same way as regular brownies. So get into your kitchen today, and bake up a batch of each and decide which you like better.

Five fun blondie facts:

  1. Blondies are a good dessert treat for those people who have to avoid chocolate for health reasons.
  2. According to old cookbooks the blondie came into being long before the brownie - which only became prevalent once cocoa / chocolate became widely available.
  3. According to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, "By the 1950s, butterscotch or vanilla brownies were described as "blonde brownies," underscoring the primacy of chocolate."
  4. The first time that the brownies were mentioned in a publication was in the 1897 edition of the Sears Roebuck catalog.
  5. The first brownie recipe published in a cookbook was in the 1906 edition of Cooking School cookbook in Boston.

Five Blondie / Brownie recipes:

  1. Blondies: Whip up a batch of these and enjoy - instead of chocolate chips you can use butterscotch or white choc chips!
  2. Quick Dark Chocolate Brownies These better-for-you brownies are rich in chocolate, but balanced in sweetness by almonds, which also add a little crunch.
  3. Rich Chocolate Brownies with Raisin-Chocolate Sauce- this is the elegant version of a brownie - decadent, yet still simple to make.
  4. Chocolate Coconut Cookie Brownies - a variation on the theme - the coconut giving it a little twist
  5. Fabulous Cookie Brownies - these cookies include marshmallows, chocolate chip and thin mint cookies - a delight in every bite!

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Nutrition Information for one blondie:

Calories:  143
Fat:  7 g
Carbohydrates: 18  g
Cholesterol:  19  mg
Sodium:  90 mg
Sugars: 11 g
Protein: 2  g