Friday, June 17, 2011

Sweet Potato Blondies

Happy Friday guys!  Boy am I glad!  Because after my 8-hour work shift tonight, I'll be on vacation for the next 9 days - and it's much needed!

It's another "stay"-cation, but I won't be working, so it'll be a stress relief, that's for sure.


In other good news, I signed up to do my first half-marathon at the end of October.  I'm setting my main goal to just finishing (with minimal/no walking), so I'm pretty sure I can do it.  Meaning, I'll probably be starting my training next week too.  I figure, if I can get into the hang of this running business early, I can amp myself up for later on.  Make sense?

Anyway, I figured since it was Friday, I might as well leave you all with a sweet treat.  As well as a sweet poll!  My Great American Bake Sale is next Saturday, so I need some inspiration for what to make - so pick a treat and I'll make sure to sell it!





Ingredients:
Adapted from a Food Network recipe


3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 & 1/8 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanila
3/4 cup sweet potato puree
1/4 cup chocolate chips
10-12 large marshmallows, optional

Preheat oven to 375 F and grease a small (around 8x10 or so) baking dish with flour and butter.

In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar and butter.  Beat until smooth.

In another medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.

In bowl with sugar and butter, beat in eggs (one at a time) and vanilla.

Slowly add in flour mixture until a thick batter forms.  Fold in sweet potato puree and chocolate chips.

Pour batter into baking dish and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  If you wanted to kick it up a notch, like I did, you could top the batter with marshmallows about halfway through the baking time to get them all toasty.  After all, marshmallows and sweet potatoes were just meant for eachother!


Hope you guys have a great weekend!  Ours will be filled with sushi, Father's Day, and relaxing!  Oh... and a HAIRCUT!

42 comments:

  1. Genius! I've got sweet potatoes here just begging to become those bars! Yum!
    Good luck with half training!

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  2. Oh, I have been obsessed with sweet potatoes lately! Great idea...these look so yummy!

    -Emily

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  3. Love, love, love sweet potatoes in every kind of way! Looks yummy!

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  4. These blondies looks scrumptious..enjoy your vacations.

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  5. Hey Peggy! I love sweet potatoes and this looks yummy! I love the marshmallows on top. Very nice. Happy stay-cation!

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  6. WOOOOhoo I am super excited to make these! I actually have ALL the ingredients :D

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  7. This looks amazing! I love sweet potatoes...and blondies. What a great merger!

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  8. Orange blondies? Don't tell the redheads! These look great and what a great twist using sweet potatoes.

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  9. OK, now this is VERY interesting and I bet it was delicious. I guess I went with the most popular option for the bake sale. Nutella makes everything taste better, hehe.

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  10. BTW, the stumbleit button doesn't seem to be working :(

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  11. Woww.. that looks delicious and its new to me :D blondies :D I gottu try this :)

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  12. I've never had a sweet potato blondie before but these look delicious!

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  13. I've never heard of sweet potato blondies before! definitely gotta give these a try :)

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  14. Go easy on those potatoes to complete that half marathon :-)

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  15. I love this recipe! Its kind of like sweet potato casserole at thanksgiving! what a brilliant idea to make it into blondies!!!

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  16. These look amazing! What a great idea. You are going to do awesome in the half! Using a Camelbak really helped me in my last one because I didn't have to stop at water stations. Some people like to do that though. I'd love to run the one you signed up for. I'm going to think about it with having one the weekend before. Keep us posted on your progress!

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  17. Sweet potatoes in blodies? wow that's definitely something I have to try too! They look heavenly.

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  18. Yay to your stay-cation! Much deserved and does that mean we're going to see some delicious recipes? These blondies look great! I definitely want to put this on my list of snacks to try.

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  19. These look and sound so amazing. Such a great idea. I will be adding it to my 'must bake' list for sure!

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  20. I will need to print this recipe and place it in my binder under Thanksgiving desserts. This would be perfect to take. These look so delicious. I bet these taste amazing. Yummy! I wish I had the confidence to sign up for any sort of race. I am not a natural born runner. Although I think it would be great motivation to get better. Enjoy your staycation!

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  21. OH YUM!! I always associate sweet potato with winter... hence why I passed it up last night at the farmer's market. :/

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  22. Sweet potato blondies, omg this is brilliant! Hope you enjoy your staycation.

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  23. healthy delicious looking blondies haven't had with sweet potato

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  24. This is so brilliant! I've never seen or tried anything like it. Thank you for sharing another fabulous recipe with me. I want to get into the kitchen and start baking (even though its 105 degrees here!) I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

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  25. Flipping brilliant! Makes dessert seem like health food.

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  26. sounds amazing..thanks for sharing..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  27. Yum! Those blondies look so delicious! I looooove sweet potatoes. Thank you for sharing I will have to try to make them next weekend. Check out my blog if you are interested :)

    http://closetfatchick.blogspot.com/

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  28. Good luck at the bake sale! And enjoy your stay-cation. I always visit your site after the poll closes, need to do better. But I want the recipe for mini nutella pies!!

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  29. Oh wow, amazing idea! I would like a slice, please :)

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  30. Hi, thanks for your visit ;) Love sweet potatoes! These look sooo delicious.

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  31. Love blondies! What a great idea using sweet potatoes in these! They look delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. How yummy! I must admit I have never eaten a sweet made with sweet potato, but this looks so tempting!!!

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  33. OK, I have seen and eaten black beans brownies but sweet potatoes blondies, brilliant idea.
    I simply love it. Thanks for sharing Peggy, hope you're having a great time in your mini vacation :)

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  34. What a fun blondie. The sweet potato is a great idea and gives these bars such beautiful color. Yummy.

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  35. O.M.YUM!!!! this look absolutely RIDICK!!! i will without a doubt be making these!!

    thanks for stopping by my blog!

    www.cupcakesomg.blogspot.com

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  36. Gosh it's seems like forever since I had a blondie, last time was at TGIF! These sound delish!

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  37. These look fantastic, I've never sweet potato used like this before, but I've got one at home in the fridge so this looks like a good use for them!

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