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Saturday, February 26, 2011

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies

I have terrible, terrible news.....

I have found the baked good version of crack.

Inappropriate to say?  I blame it on these blondies.  See these are terrible for a certain reason.  You just can't resist them.  Normally this is far from a problem in my book.... but see....

I'm going to Florida in a week.  And I have to wear a bathing suit.  

I've been baking up a storm getting ready for the Pillsbury Bake-Off and just for self enjoyment, but I've been trying to limit myself to one baked good per day.  I came downstairs this morning in my gym clothes with a full resolution to have a grapefruit for breakfast....

And this is what was looking at me.

There was no stopping it.  These are THAT good.  I'm not even mad at myself.  My day was so much better just because I had a few of these.  Should a beyond amazing baked good make that much difference in someone's day?  I wish I could answer that.

They are chock full of these little babies.  (Should have been my first sign of their untimely unresistableness.  That's not even a word.  These will do that to you. )

But Florida is coming on Friday whether I'm ready or not, so I'm most likely just going to have to resort to my final strategy tomorrow.  Have someone take these precious gems to work with them.  It will hurt but I don't have a choice.  Florida is not a time when I limit myself in my food choices because they have some of the greatest food on this good earth, and I need to be ready.

Speaking of Florida I thought you'd like to know some of what you can expect from my subsequent Florida posts. 

Note: Some of these images may shock you.

Gram being a liberal?
Most definitely.

Me being called a wuss for not eating raw oysters?
You bet.

A Phillies Spring Training Game?
Absolutely.  Gram works for the Phillies.  
(I can feel the jealousy radiating through the computer screen.)

An autograph from my man "Chooch"?
One can only hope.

Family arguments over whether or not my grandfather's spirit is present?
Dependent on if this little orb shows up in the pictures again.

Ceremonial Yoder's Picture?
Yes.  There will most likely be 10 whole posts devoted to the happiest place on earth.

Gram being awesome?
Undoubtedly.  What other gram out there works for the Phillies?

Best friends going wild and crazy in Key West?
Time will only tell.  My money is on YES.

So the moral of this story is, if you need to be in shape for a trip don't make these.  If you want one of the best baked goods of your LIFE then do.

Don't say I didn't warn you though.

Please note that this blog post was written under the influence of these blondies.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies
Servings: 9 large or 16 small

1 batch of perfect blondies
1 cup (coarsely chopped) white chocolate mini reeses cups
1/2 bag white chocolate chips (melted)

Before pouring batter into prepared pan, stir in chopped reeses cups.  Pour into pan and bake as directed.  Let cool and drizzle with white chocolate.  Cut, serve, and enjoy.

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