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[Cookie Elf #242] Easy Pecan Praline Blondies – Just 7 Ingredients!
April 10, 2018
|Dear Cookie Elf reader,
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Check out these easy Pecan Praline Blondies - a simple blondie bar cookie recipe to make for National Pecan Day on April 14. Enjoy!
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Feature: Easy Pecan Praline Blondies: Just 7 Ingredients!
But don’t let simplicity fool you. These rich, buttery bars will become a favorite if you love pecan pie, pralines, or anything caramel. The recipe calls for brown sugar as its main flavoring – hence the bars’ classification as a “blondie” – rather than the customary cocoa or melted chocolate which typifies brownies.
The result is a rich caramel-and-nut bar with dense texture that comes from cooking brown sugar and butter together, a flavor long associated with praline candy.
Pralines, a confection made from nuts and caramelized sugar syrup, originated in France. Settlers brought the concoction to the southern U.S., where the prevalence of pecan trees made the pecan-praline pairing quite popular.
Prep time: 10 minutes
FREE! Kids Learn to Bake in Online CourseFrom following a recipe to sharing the delicious results, instructor Paula Gray shows kids just how much fun baking can be as part of Bake for Good: Kids Learn to Bake program, a free course offered online in 4 easy sessions.
First, kids will learn how to prepare to bake and become familiar with the ingredients they'll use. Then, Paula discusses the importance of measuring carefully and correctly. Next, kids find out how to mix ingredients together and pick up special kneading tips for bread that rises perfectly. Finally, Paula demonstrates each step of turning dough into a classic loaf, a beautiful braid, scrumptious cinnamon rolls, popular dinner rolls, perfect pizza and more.
Plus, these recipes make enough for kids to enjoy and share - a perk that will make them popular with family and friends. Find out more and have fun!.
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That’s it for now. See you next time!
Kathy, The Cookie Elf
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