As you can tell from the  appearance of this photo, these Blondies were so emmalicious that one was taken from the plate before I had time to take the photo!  Funnily enough it must have been the little known Blondie Thief.  I wonder if he is related to the Leftover Pizza Thief ?

Prep time:  5 minutes      Cooking Time:   25-30  minutes      $  Low Budget

Makes 16

11/2 cups of brown sugar

11/2 cups of plain flour

1/2 cup of melted butter

2 eggs lightly beaten

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1/2 tsp of baking powder

1/2 tsp of salt

1 cup of dark chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180°C

In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs.  Don’t over mix.  Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl and then add it to the wet mix.  Stir in the choc chips and mix well to combine.  It will be a very thick mixture.

Line a 25cm x 25cm square cake tin with baking paper.  Spoon in the mixture and spread with a palette knife so that the mixture gets right into the corners.  Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer in the centre comes out clean (except for a melted chocolate bit!)  Allow the Blondies to cool slightly before cutting into 16 equal squares and beware…….guard them with your life!