Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Today we finally (FINALLY) got a real, honest-to-goodness snow day, and the kids have been in and out all morning playing.   I wanted to make a special treat to surprise them after lunch, and that box of carrot cake in the pantry was calling my name… where there’s a cake mix, there’s a batch of blondies not far away!
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Here’s an uncommonly easy recipe for Carrot Cake Blondies that will take you 10 minutes of prep time and half an hour in the oven.  So you’ve got about 40 minutes until you can stuff these in your face with a glass of milk.
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You’ll need a boxed carrot cake mix, any kind should do, and a couple eggs and butter.  If you have that, you’re ready to roll on basic blondies.
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Now, I added in a White Chocolate Chips to balance out the word carrot – but my scant 1/2 cup wasn’t really enough.  Go with a full cup if you know what’s good for you.   Not done tampering, I also added a couple tablespoons of applesauce to my recipe to see if they would turn out a bit more moist – but I found that it didn’t affect the finished product in a noticeable way.  Still – if you have applesauce to hand, might as well go ahead and toss in a little.  That way you can say that this counts as eating your vegetables AND fruits. ;)
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Put the eggs, melted butter, applesauce and cake mix in a bowl and  blend it all together with a hand mixer until it’s a thick pasty consistency.  Then hand-stir in the white chocolate chips.
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Here’s what it looks like after you squish it down in the pan and spread it evenly with the back of your spoon….

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And here’s what it looks like 25 – 30 minutes later….

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And here’s what it looks like once you drizzle some white chocolate over the top….

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And here’s what it looks like when you sit down with a glass of milk and call all the kids in for a yummy treat, just because you are the best mom ever.

These went over so well, I’m thinking I’ll make them for Easter as well, except I’ll probably put cute little icing carrots on top.  :)  Let us know how they turn out for you!

Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Carrot Cake Blondies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Boxed Carrot Cake Mix
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 5 Tablespoons of Melted Butter (that's just a spoonful more than 1/2 stick)
  • 1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 3 Tablespoons of Applesauce
  • Extra white chocolate chips for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.  
  2. Spray a 9 x 13" glass baking dish or cake pan with cooking spray.  
  3. In a mixing bowl, blend cake mix, eggs, melted butter and applesauce on medium until fully incorporated.  
  4. Stir in white chocolate chips and spread into greased pan.  
  5. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  
  6. Melt 1/4 cup of white chocolate and a 1/4 tsp of shortening in the microwave for 20 seconds, stir until smooth.  
  7. Drizzle across the blondies and let cool on a baking rack for 30 minutes.
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Dollar Tree Ad & Coupon Deals 3/31-4/6

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Here are the deals from Dollar Tree this week.  My favorite deals are are FREE Chimichangas, Westsoy Soy Milk, and Rubbermaid Food Storage Containers, as well as cheap Betty Crocker Muffin Mix, & Bisquick Shake & Pour.

Shopping Tips

  • Limit of (2) Internet Printable coupons per transaction
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Best Easter Ham Prices at the Stores

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Best Easter Ham Prices

Can you believe it’s almost Easter?!?  I feel like Yesterday was just Christmas- well, minus the crazy back and forth weather! Easter is a great time to bring family together surrounded by great food! Yes, what we all dream of… the Easter Ham and many others favorites, of course  :) It can get expensive though, which is why we’ve gathered all the best Easter ham prices together to see how we can all save a little money this holiday!

These deals include the current grocery sales.  Remember that you can use the $1/1 Fresh Pork Product Printable coupon to lower your cost.

Aldi:
Appleton Farms smoked ham shank portion $.99/lb
Appleton Farms smoked ham butt portion $1.19/lb
Appleton Farms spiral sliced half ham $1.49/lb

Bi-Lo:
* Will match any competitor ham price

$1.19/lb  Smoked shank portion ham
$1.29/lb Smoked Butt Portion Ham
$1.69/lb  Spiral sliced glazed half ham

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Good Friday Meditation

Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
I was looking for a good meditation to read for this morning, something real to remind me of the horrible ordeal of crucifixion.  I wanted to be shocked and humbled all over again at the immense sacrifice and suffering of our Lord – and to rekindle that gratefulness that I often find lacking in myself.
I found this, which is simply a factual description of what Christ endured.   I thought I’d share this link, which I found by accident while searching.