Funfetti Blondie ~ A Rock Star ~

Time to celebrate! My love and kudos goes out to my rockstar son, Gavin, for getting on the Honor Roll. As we all know, it’s not easy to juggle sports, homework and, well… ping-pong (a great stress-reliever btw!) Gavin has worked his tush off to get there and this Funfetti Blondie cut into star shapes and baked with funfetti is for him. I’ve got more recipes for celebrations but this one is special because it’s easy and quick, and it’s a sure win with the young folk.

Kudos to Sally’s Baking Addiction,for always providing us bakers with delicious creative recipes.  I modified it slightly, and added an easy decorative spin to it that we can all do at home. What exactly is funfetti? Funfetti was originally called jimmies, I mean they still are, but there’s a much hipper way to refer to these micro hot dog-shaped candies that add color to the recipe.

My guy. 

A note on the recipe: the ingredients call for 5 ounces of good quality white chocolate. “Real” white chocolate will have cocoa butter listed as one of the first ingredients. Stay away from white baking chips, which legally can’t be called white chocolate as they are made from partially hydrogenated oils instead of cocoa butter. They won’t work in this recipe.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, get your pan prepared and follow the recipe. Right before you pour the batter into the pan, fold in the funfetti. Bake for 30 minutes, and then after cooling per recipe, use various sizes of star cookie cutters. This recipe should yield 18-24 stars in about a 1.5-2 inch size.

Love ya, Gav. You deserve every bit of these blondies. Don’t even have to share with your brother. (kidding!)

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  • Wilton star nest cookie cutters

Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography

Funfetti Blondie Brownie

By TheSweetNerd  

April 11, 2018

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter

5 ounces good quality white chocolate, shaved or finely chopped*

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/3 cup confetti quin sprinkles

*Good quality white chocolate will have cocoa butter listed as one of the first ingredients. Stay away from white baking chips, which legally can’t be called white chocolate as they are made from partially hydrogenated oils instead of cocoa butter. They won’t work in this recipe.

Star shaped cookie cutters

Directions

1Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with parchment paper; lightly butter parchment.

2Melt butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Add white chocolate; the residual heat from the melted butter should be enough to melt the chocolate. If necessary, microwave on medium power in 10 second intervals, stirring until completely melted and smooth.

3Stir in sugar and brown sugar. The mixture may appear to separate a bit at this point which is normal. Whisk in eggs and vanilla until smooth.

4Fold in flour, baking powder, and salt until almost incorporated, then fold in sprinkles. Pour into prepared pan.

5Bake for about 30 minutes or until top is set and lightly crackled and edges are golden brown. A toothpick inserted near the center should come out cleanly with only a few moist crumbs attached. Place pan on a wire rack and let cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Lift out blondies using edges of parchment paper as handles and cut with star cookie cutters or into 16 even squares. Blondies will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or refrigerated for up to a week.

Slightly modified from Sally's Baking Addiction

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16 Comments

  • Dannii
    4 months ago

    I have never had a blondie before, but these look like great ones to start with. So much fun for kids to make too.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      Super easy, and this recipe is a great one to start with. You may never go back!

  • I love blondies!!! These funfetti blondies look so delicious!! Yay for your son!! I can just feel how proud you are!! I can’t wait to make your blondies!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      Thanks Elaine – he worked hard for it and I’m definitely a proud mama!

  • 4 months ago

    You had me at funfetti! And making the blondies into star shapes just ups the fun. What a cute idea!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      Thanks Vicky – the stars are great but of course there are tons of shapes out there that will work.

  • 4 months ago

    These look like great fun to make! I’ve always been in favour of blondies over brownies so this recipe is right up my street! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      Please enjoy! I love blondies, too. Such a nice alternative to the brownie.

  • 4 months ago

    Awww, I can imagine how kids would love these!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      Thanks Heidi. In my experience it’s a big win with the littles.

  • Kendall
    4 months ago

    Congrats Gavin! I know that is no small feat and he deserves all the cookies he wants!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      Thanks Kendall! I’ll send him your kind wishes.

  • 4 months ago

    I recently made these blondies, and they were PERFECT! I was wondering if you could switch up the cake mixes, maybe chocolate?

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      Of course! That would be delish.

  • The more sprinkles the better! And yay, congrats to Gavin for Honor Roll!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      4 months ago

      Thanks Maryanne. We’re awfully proud of that guy.

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