Marzipan Blondie Bites with Sprinkles
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Recipe Type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 190 grams (6.7 ounces) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 180 grams (6.3 ounces) white chocolate, finely chopped and divided
  • 170 grams (6 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 300 grams (10.6 ounces) light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) marzipan, cut into small chunks
  • 50 grams (1.7 ounces) sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C (350 F). Grease and line a 18 cm (7 inch) square baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt until evenly combined. Set the bowl aside.
  3. Place half the chopped white chocolate into a large sized mixing bowl.
  4. Place the butter in a medium sized saucepan set over medium-low heat. Heat, stirring often, until the butter is melted and golden. Once melted, immediately remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the butter all over the bowl with half the white chocolate. Let the mixture sit for 1 minute to acclimatise before stirring with a rubber spatula until smooth.
  5. Add the light brown sugar to the butter mixture and stir until evenly incorporated.
  6. Add in the eggs, one at a time, stirring well to incorporate after each addition. The mixture should be thick and glossy. Stir in the vanilla bean and almond extract.
  7. Add half of the dry flour ingredients into the mixture and fold until just incorporated, then, fold in the remaining half until combined. Stir in the marzipan chunks, sprinkles and the remaining half of the white chocolate until evenly distributed throughout.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread out the top evenly with a rubber spatula, if needed. Bake, for 35 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown, the top has begun to crack and the edges are firm. A wooden skewer inserted into the middle should not come out clean but with a few moist crumbs attached, and the center should still be slightly soft.
  9. Remove from the oven and let the blondie cool in the pan for 30 minutes before transferring out and onto a wire rack to let cool completely. Once cool, cut the blondie into your desired size, and serve.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/marzipan-blondie-bites-sprinkles/