Monday, June 3, 2013

Bar Mix Blondies

I don't spend a lot of time out at the bars.  Probably because I'm not "looking for a mate," as Austin says.  It's kind of weird to go to bars when you're not single.  I mean what do you do.  Just drink I guess.  I feel like you need a game plan, a scheme, and an end goal if you're going to go out though.
If your whole plan is just to drink, then you might as well do that at home.  You don't have to worry about designating drivers or paying for a cab.  It's way cheaper.  The bathroom's not disgusting.

There are a lot of good things to be said about staying home and drinking.
One thing that bars really have going for them is the bar food.  When you're sitting out on your deck drinking a beer, rarely do you find the motivation, ingredients, or time to fry up mozzarella.  Even pretzels and peanuts at a bar taste better than they would if you set them out in a little bowl.  Don't start thinking about how unsanitary that bowl of bar snacks is.  That's a dangerous road to go down.
I think I've found the solution.  If you make these Bar Mix Blondies, then stay home with friends while you imbibe, you really get the best of both worlds.  Also, these have chocolate, so actually it's better than both worlds combined.

2 sticks butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. broken pretzels + more for topping
1/2 c. peanuts

1.  Beat together butter and sugars.  Add in vanilla and eggs, beat well combine.

2.  Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.  Slowly add to the wet ingredients.

3.  Stir in chocolate chips, pretzels, and peanuts.  Chill for 30 minutes.

4.  Spread dough into a greased 9x13" pan.  Top with more broken pretzels.

5.  Bake at 350˚ for 40-45 minutes.

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