Thursday, December 2, 2010

Blondies. Fully Loaded.

Remember when Chili's used to serve their Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie in a sizzling skillet of melted butter? Mmm...those were the days. I miss that pool of cinnamon butter but yeah, I guess a scorching hunk of metal could pose some problems.

I've tried recreating my own using different copycat recipes but they were all too complicated. (Layers were involved. Sigh.) Then I found a basic blondie recipe while perusing Smitten Kitchen's vast and delicious archives. I added walnuts, chocolate chips and coconut and voila: Chili's Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie!

Blondies (recipe from Smitten Kitchen)

8 TBS salted butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, plus more for topping
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup coconut
vanilla ice cream
chocolate syrup
caramel syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare an 8 x 8 baking dish.
Combine melted butter and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, then walnuts, chocolate chips and coconut.
Pour into baking dish and bake 20-25 minutes.
Cut into squares and top with ice cream,chocolate and caramel syrup and walnuts.

P.S. If you want to replicate Chili's CCPP, just add a TBS of cinnamon butter (1/2 cup butter, 3 TBS sugar, 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon) to a small, hot cast iron skillet.

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  1. That looks delicious! I just saw a gift set for this somewhere. Even came with a little skillet.

  2. Oh, my! This looks like a belly ache but so worth it!

  3. ummmm, angie i love my gift set sprinkled with a little skillet

  4. i shared your taco soup recipe with kilie in new zealand<><><>she was dying for some spicy ssoup<><>let me get this correct<><><>,.one taco in boiling water for 10 minutwes

  5. OH yum, girl you are killing me here, love the presentation!!!

  6. Putz, I know exactly how you like your gift sets! And I also know that you secretly looovvvveee taco soup!

  7. It is making my mouth water, just looking at it!!


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