Happy Thanksgiving, my sweets! Welcome to day 20!!!!!!!!!
I Hope y’all have been enjoying all the deliciousness that these wonderful guest posters have been sharing!
Today’s delightful guest poster is no newbie to the Bake, Craft, Sew Along. I’m thrilled to welcome back an adorable and crazy talented woman….. Leigh Ann, the publisher and talent behind Your Homebased Mom.
If you haven’t already become a fan of her, you definitely should!
Don’t forget to stop by According 2 Kelly to get some Craft inspiration and Skip To My Lou for your daily does of Sewing inspiration, plus the links to the other 2 amazing giveaways we have going on!!!
Hi! I’m Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom where we are all about finding the pretty and delicious in life.
I am excited to be part of Holiday Bake, Craft and Sew again this year.
A few weeks ago my husband turned to me one day when we were in the car and told me he was in love! I of course expected him to follow up with “with you.” But instead he told me he was in love with the new white chocolate peppermint M & M’s. I had to admit that I was in love with them too. I had been secretly hiding a bag in myoffice drawer!!
I couldn’t wait to bake with them and thought blondies would be the perfect thing. Although I selfishly wasn’t sure I wanted to give up almost a whole bag for a batch of blondies. I decided to go for it. I used my favorite blondie recipe but decided to dress them up a bit.
I had a little helper spending the morning with me and she was as in love with the new M & M’s as I was!
I found the M & M’s at Target but if you are unable to find them or the season is past you could use just regular M & M’s or even the Mint M & M’s.
Are those babies beautiful!??
Put them into your blondie batter but of course you must sneak a few first!
I like to line my 9 x 13 pan with foil and then spray it with baking spray. Makes it much easier to remove the blondies from the pan. Pat the batter down into the lined pan.
I used lollipop sticks that I picked up in the cake decorating aisle of the craft store. Insert before they cool too much. You want them to still be somewhat soft so the stick goes in easily.
All lined up and ready to dip in chocolate.
I like to use the Wilton Melts because they melt so nice and smooth. I dipped just the top half into the chocolate and then sprinkled with some crushed up candy cane.
- ½ C butter, melted
- 1¼ C sugar
- ¾ C packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 C flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 C M & M's, white chocolate peppermint candies, if available
- 1 C white chocolate chips
- White Chocolate melts
- Crushed candy cane
- Lollipop Sticks
- Preheat oven to 350
- Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil and then spray with baking spray.
- Combine butter and sugars. Beat until fluffy
- Add in eggs and vanilla
- Gradually add in flour and salt until blended.
- Mix in chips and M & M
- Spread batter into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a tooth pick comes out only slightly gooey.
- Cool and remove from pan by lifting up the foil.
- Cut into 1 x 3 " pieces.
- Insert lollipop stick into center while still soft but not too warm
- Dip half of blondie into melted white chocolate
- Sprinkle with crushed up candy cane.