Recipe Corner: Joyful Almond Blondies

Many popular candies are now made in pieces — making them the ideal size for baking. And who wouldn't want their favorite candy in a cookie? The chocolate-almond-and-coconut flavors of Almond Joy work perfectly with this easy blondie recipe courtesy of the new cookbook COOKIELICIOUS: 150 Fabulous Recipes to Bake and Share by Janet K. Keeler.

Makes about 20 to 25 squares
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Almond Joy pieces candy

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix melted butter to brown sugar in medium mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla. Add salt, baking powder and flour, mix until incorporated. Fold in Almond Joy candy pieces.

Pour mixture into a greased 8- by 8-inch pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until blondies are set in the middle.

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