So the other day I was blabbing away with my Twitter friends, well one in particular named Barbara. She has an unbelievable blog at http://www.vinolucistyle.com, you should pay her a visit but make sure you have something to wipe the drool. Her recipes are amazing!! Anyway, she and I were bantering back and forth about the amazingness of Rolo’s and trying to figure out what we could do with them besides just inhaling the package.
Later that night I found myself in the candy isle at the supermarket staring down the box of Rolo’s. Buy them or not. Of course I had to. They were buy 2 get 2 free. Duh! I was nice, though, and gave 2 of the candies to my son. Ok, so after snarfing one whole package of them I decided to hide the second one. It wasn’t until today I figured I’d better bake with them before the midnight cravings hit and I devoured it. I kept visualizing them snug in a blondie. They definitely don’t need to compete with more chocolate so blondies were the perfect capsule. The end result – perfect bites of brownie and candy that had the family peeps swarming around me like angry bees!
I promise you won’t be disappointed and will give you one tidbit of advice.
Make them when you’re home alone.
Surprise Blondie Buttons
8 tbsp butter, melted
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
3 packages Rolo candies
1) Preheat oven to 350. Butter a mini muffin pan, or not if using a silicone pan.
2) Melt butter in a small saucepan.
3) Beat the butter and brown sugar until smooth with a hand mixer. Beat in the egg, vanilla and salt. Stir in the flour until just combined.
4) Using a small hinged scooper fill the prepared muffin cups 3/4 full. Press a Rolo candy into the center of each. Bake for 20 minutes or 17 if you like your brownies more on the gooey side.
*Blondie Brownie recipe was adapted slightly from smittenkitchen.com.