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Please just make me a promise that you are going to heat up one of these vegan blondies and top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream ASAP. Deal? Great. Glad we took care of that important business.
Vegan blondies have been on my ‘to-make’ list for years. I actually don’t eat them ALL the often, but it’s mainly because I just haven’t found a recipe that I REALLY love yet. I’ve slowly worked my way through a baking book and am turning the basic baking recipes in vegan versions, without any weird ingredients in them (more…)
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Surprise! We are throwing a baby shower! Ok, well maybe a virtual one, but I still wish I could sip margaritas and shovel tacos in my mouth with all the lovely ladies who are taking part in this celebration in real life. We are celebrating the uber talented and always lovely Christina at Dessert for Two with an array of things for two, pies, and all the things in-between. Christina is going to have a sweet baby girl and I’ve loved following along with her over the years, especially over the course of her pregnancy and writing her cookbook, which I’ve loved veganizing. A year or so ago, Christina started fielding all my blogging questions via e-mail and was the most patient and understanding internet friend I’ve ever (not face to face, yet!) met, so I owe her a pan of these sweet blondies and maybe a few mocktails for good measure. Post baby though, I’ll take a glass of bourbon on the rocks with this girl, hands down.
I know one of Christina’s favorite things is bourbon, so I knew I had to work them into a dessert somehow. Seeing as how I have a few jars of homemade nutella hanging out in my fridge, swirling it right into the peanut butter bourbon blondies just made these even bigger and better. I chose to underbake these just a little bit, especially since dry blondies are no one’s favorite, right? Sub in any nut butter you have around for the peanut butter, but please don’t skip the nutella, it just makes these! I didn’t have any on hand, but chocolate chips might make these just swoon worthy, so just try it out and let me know (and bring me a few pieces!), ok?
Just a word of warning, store bought Nutella is NOT vegan, so go ahead and just make your own!
Cheers to Christina and her baby girl, I can’t wait to see what great things she accomplishes in her mama’s footsteps! xo
A lot of other amazing bloggers are taking part in this shower too! Check them all out here:
1/2 cup nutella (not store bought, unless it is vegan! Just make your own.)
Grease an 8×8 or 9×9 pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, cold water, and bourbon. Add in the sugar, vanilla, flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until mixture is well combined. If mixture is too stiff, add a tablespoon or two of water. Spread batter into the greased pan, using a spatula to spread the batter in the pan evenly. Swirl in the nutella. I had to heat mine up a bit to get it to a better spreading texture, but it depends on your nutella!
Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until mixture is golden on top. Let cool and cut into squares.
Hi, I'm Abby and I love all things sweet, with a vegan twist! If you have a craving for rich chocolate cake or love a flaky croissant as much as I do, you're in the right place!