ok I have tried this recipe twice and realized that (a) real butter works good if not a fan of crisco did not come out greasy at all and the fake me out butter/margarine made it more cakey the second time around not sure what happened. (b) this recipe is just a starting off point in other words get creative, i added a hand full of chocolate chips, hand full of white chocolate chips, walnuts and those Heath Bar candy chips the first time and it was chocolatey, salty and sweet all in one bite. maybe next time some dried cherries or cranraisin with the dark choc and nuts.
Delicious! I didn't have butter flavored crisco so I used half butter, half regular crisco. Turned out light and fluffy, yet not cakey. I docked one star because it is borderline boring. I'll make this recipe again, but I will definitely spice it up with mix-ins.
I didn't have the butter flavored Crisco so like the other reviewer I did the mix of Crisco and butter (mostly butter). I poked in a bunch of mini marshmallows after I spread it in the pan as it looked a little small. I shouldn't have worried, it baked up fantastic. Very chewy and soft. No idea how they would taste when cooled, as they were GONE long before then!
I liked these but probably wont make them again. Id hate to say it, but they were boring. Good when they are really hot right out of the oven, but after that... no one really liked these too much. Just OK. Could be spiced up I suppose, adding a little of your own toppings and stuff. I wont say its bad, but just too plain for me. Note- mine wern't oily, like 622972 said, but they just didn't do well in my house. Thanks for your recipe though, I had fun making them and the few we ate right away did taste really good :)
Not sure what went wrong, but these did not turn out at all. They were oily. They also never quite got done, and I like my bars gooey. I even cooked them for 10 minutes longer and I followed the instructions! I ended up throwing them away. Probably wont try it again.
Great- I doubled it and made then really thick in the 8 by 8 pan- great hit at a bbq !
These are delicious! I made mine also with half butter and half Crisco as I only had regular and not butter flavored. I also made mine with 1/2 cup walnuts and 1/2 cup butterscotch chips. I only had to cook mine for about 20 minutes and they smelled so wonderful I tried one right after they came out of the oven. Thanks for posting I will make these again :)
This recipe was okay- not my favorite and probably one I won't be using over and over again. I've been craving a blondie for awhile and decided to give this one a try. I, too, like chewy, rather than cakey brownies. My brownie turned out too flat, thin and super sweet. I did not use walnuts and I used dark brown sugar. Next time, I will probably use the same size pan but double the recipe. The edges turned out nice, though.
SO GOOD! This was my family's first time having a "blonde" brownie and I can say it will not be the last. We also like our brownies chewy so this was a PERFECT match. I didn't add the walnuts as we are hot on them. And I don't have any butter flavoured Crisco so I used 1/4 cup normal Crisco and then 1/4 cup real butter. It worked like a charm. Thank you for posting this little jem!