By SaraFish on October 06, 2002
Photo by Dine & Dish
Photo by Dine & Dish
"An easy & yummy brownie that makes a nice no-chocolate treat! Fun to vary the mix-ins - we like to add candy corn! It's a moist slightly cakey brownie that everyone will enjoy!"
Serving Size: 1 (608 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"SaraFish, well you have outdone yourself! These cookies were so easy to make...but, best of all, they were hands-down the absolute BEST tasting blondies I've ever tasted. I have made several versions of the brown sugar brownies in the past, and most of the directions are rather intricate... They can't touch this! I made these for the first time last night. I'll be making them again. Today! Just as soon as I make a trip to the supermarket for more brown sugar....... Thanks for sharing a gem of a recipe!"
"Absolutely SINFUL! Shame on your for introducing me to these!!! I had 5 of them....FIVE and I wanted a thousand more of them! I wont be losing any weight this week!!! LOL I didnt add in any nuts, or anything else for that matter. I used butter and made enough for a 9x13-inch dish. THe measurements were 3/4 cup margarine, 1 1/2 tbs milk, 1 1/2 c brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 1/2 c flour, 3/4 tsp baking powder, 1/3 tsp salt, and 1 1/2 tbs vanilla. THanks for a wonderful (and sinful) dessert!!!"
"This are a great fast snack to go with tea. I can't eat nuts, but topped with mini m&m's, they are delicious!"
"Delicious!! I could not stop eating these!!"
"This recipe was so like my favorite brownies recipe, which is amazingly dense and fudgey, that I had to try them out. My man doesn't much care for chocolate so this seemed like a fair substitute. I used butter for my recipe and one whole vanilla bean plus a little extra extract to make sure there was enough flavor going on. I baked them until they resisted wobbling when the pan was shaken. Wow. It was all maple and caramel amazingness. I would say that if you do make this recipe plain with no mix-ins, be sure you use a very high quality vanilla. I never would have thought I'd like blondies, being a total chocoholic but here I am and these are great."
"When I made these, I set out to make a double batch. But, when I opened my flour jar, I noticed that there was only one cup left, when the double batch called for two. Having already mixed the other ingredients, I never hesitated for a moment. I grabbed a canister of quick oats and added a cup to substitute for one of the cups of flour. I also used butter instead of margarine and used coconut as a mix in. I also added slightly more milk to make the ingredients more moist (I was afraid that they would dry out from the oatmeal). They turned out great, but probably would have been better with chocolate chips as well."
"I followed the recipe exactly using finely chopped pecans. DH loved these. He said, they reminded him of old fashioned brown sugar pie with nuts. I like a thicker brownie so I baked mine in an 8x8 pan which took a little longer to bake. These freeze well. Thanks for posting."
"These were pretty good. My husband said it was like a chocolate chip cookie without the chocolate chips. The kids are sniffing around for more. I really can't complain :)"
"These are too good. I followed the recipe exactly. Baked them for 28 minutes and they were slightly under done which resulted in a chewy brownie like cookie instead of cake like, as others were saying. I added chocolate chips as my stir in. Can't. Stop. Eating. Them!"
"Pretty Good. Definitely cakey brownie. I bet after a night in the fridge and they will be more brownie than cake. I added peanut butter in half the batter and chocolate chips to the rest. Wish I had put nuts in them but I didn't have any. I will make them again but I think chocolate brownies still top all all others."
"I made this with only 2/3 cup brown sugar, then added 1 cup walnut pieces and 1/2 cup shredded coconut. Very good, with a cake-like texture, I will make it again."
"Just what I was looking for! I made them exactly as printed (well I doubled the recipe) but I didn't add nut. Sooooo yummy!!! We ate them warm with a BIG scoop of French vanilla ice cream and warm caramel sauce! MMM-good!"
"These are absolutely scrumptious! I made exactly as written, except I didn't have any nuts, and there were no complications. Mine were done at 30 minutes. I bet these would be so yummy served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Thanks for this wonderful recipe. We will be making these often as they are simple, use basic ingredients, and loved by all."
"These are great. A tasty quick and easy treat to throw together with ingredients I always have on hand. I think next time I'll add white chocolate chips and some nuts to see how that goes."
"We LOVED these - easy, fast and absolutely delicious!"
"This was a cake-like treat. I added a minced apple and about 3/4 cup chopped walnuts. Should have added some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. There's a tablespoon of vanilla in this - which I thought at first was a misprint - but it's not overpowering once finished. This is a good starting point for some other ideas -- like the one for peanut butter...I'll try that next! Thanks, Sara, for sharing!"
"I've never had any blondies as good as these! We had a lot of butter to use up so I made a double batch. Delicious! They came out SO moist, just like a chocolate-less brownie! I couldn't resist adding chocolate chips, which were a great touch, but I could see using peanut butter or butterscotch chips, too. Thank you for an easy, yummy recipe!"
"These were okay, but they seemed to taste more like cake than brownies, which is pretty disappointing when you're craving non-chocolate brownies. UPDATE: I tried these the day after I made them, and they were a little bit better and more brownie-like but still not exactly what I'm looking for."