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Pecan Pie Blondies for the Brownie Haters out There! And Yes Blondies Do Have All the Fun!

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I hate to use the word moist but these blondies are the moistess! And that's not even a real word!

These crazy delicious blondies are covered in a layer of brown sugar frosting and crunchy pecans! Your taste buds will be thanking you for years to come!

Ingredients:

For Blondies:

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

For Brown sugar frosting:

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans

Directions:

For Blondies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8" pan with tin foil and spray with non stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine melted butter and brown sugar and whisk until smooth. Add egg and whisk until combined. Add vanilla, salt, and flours and stir just until combined.
  3. Stir in pecans and spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20-22 minutes until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Set aside.

For Brown sugar frosting:

  1. In a small pot, combine brown sugar and milk. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, and boil for 3-4 minutes until it comes together (it will be smooth and look like caramel). Stir in butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
  2. Spread immediately over blondies. (If frosting firms up before you spread, you can always reheat it, or add a little more milk and try again). Sprinkle with toasted pecans.
  3. Allow to cool to room temperature before slicing. Store in airtight container for 3-4 days or freeze for 2-3 months.

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