Brownie and Blondie Stacks

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Sometimes I have a hard time deciding between making really fabulous rich chocolate brownies or the ever so comforting blondies. Brownies on the one hand are rich and super chocolaty, while Blondies have the decadent and goodness of all that brown sugar. So you see… its a tough decision that one must make. And while I stood in my kitchen yesterday trying to decide what I should make my boyfriend before I leave for Blogher Food I decided – what the heck- what would happen if I layer them on top of each other and call it a day! And then the blondie brownie stacks were born. I cut them into cut little hearts because well, they are for my boyfriend. And they are cute. And since they are little and cute the calories really don’t count. Right?

These two recipes are fantastic together, or separate, you choose what goes on top or bottom!

Blondie Stacks

Gaby Dalkin

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp of baking soda

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter and transfer into a mixing bowl. Add the brown sugar and whisk to combine. Add the vanilla and egg and continue to whisk until totally incorporated.
  • In another bowl mix together the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until fully combined. The batter will be a bit stiff but not to worry!
  • In the same 8x8 metal pan, carefully layer the blondie brownie mixture over the brownie mixture. Bake for 20-22 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until you stick a knife in and it comes out clean.

Brownie Stacks

Gaby Dalkin

Ingredients
  

  • 10 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a pot, melt the butter over medium heat on the stove. Add the sugar and cocoa powder and whisk to combine. Remove from heat. Add the vanilla and eggs and continue to whisk until totally incorporated. Add the flour and salt and combine until smooth.
  • Grease a small baking dish, I used an 8x8 metal pan, and line with parchment paper. Evenly distribute the batter and tap the dish on the counter making sure all the air bubbles are out. Set aside and make the blondie brownie mixture.

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16 comments

  1. susan (the urban baker)

    I “heart” blondies and don’t make them enough! Can you smuggle these on the plane?

  2. anya

    Blondies are my favorite! I have never thought of these two together, but it sounds great to me! I should make these for my road trip this weekend!!

  3. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    These are super cute! I don’t think I’ve ever had a blondie before, but I’m down for any rich dessert combined with a brownie – this sounds amazing! And yes, since they are cute little hearts you can eat your heart out and the calories don’t count, haha! πŸ™‚

  4. Maria

    Yum! Bring some to SF to go with our salted caramel ice cream:) Can’t wait to see you!

  5. Nicole

    That is an adorable and delicious way to say goodbye to the boyfriend πŸ™‚ Must try these!

  6. Melissa Hughes McDonald via Facebook

    What a perfect idea! Know what I’ll be making this weekend.

  7. UrMomCooks

    These are awesome! I’m scouting all super-fun bite-size treats because I have a year of wedding festivities coming up and we plan on making most everything. These definitely look like they are worth a try – familiar but festive!

  8. Sami

    Hey Gaby! I really want to make these ah-mazing stacks, but the recipe doesn’t seem to be working! Could you possibly fix that? Tomorrow would be the perfect day for baking! Thanks!

    • Gaby

      Hey Sami – what doesn’t seem to be working?!? Let me know – shoot me an email and lets figure this out! Thanks πŸ™‚