Peppermint Blondies

These peppermint blondies are so good, we give you full permission to make them even when it's not the holiday season. Trust us, these blondies from scratch are impossible to resist!

Peppermint Blondies
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
28 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 bars

Ingredients

  • 12 ounce white chocolate, chopped

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 1 recipe White Chocolate-Peppermint Frosting

  • Coarsely crushed striped round peppermint candies (optional)

White Chocolate-Peppermint Frosting

  • 6 ounce white baking chocolate, chopped

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 3 ½ cup powdered sugar

  • cup sour cream

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a medium saucepan heat and stir white chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in butter until melted. Whisk in the granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla, and peppermint extract until smooth. Stir in the flour until combined. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.

  2. Bake for 28 to 30 minutes or until top is light brown and sides begin to pull away from pan. Immediately sprinkle semisweet chocolate pieces evenly over bars. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

  3. Spread White Chocolate-Peppermint Frosting evenly over cooled bars. If desired, sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.

White Chocolate-Peppermint Frosting

  1. In a small saucepan heat and stir white chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth. Set aside until lukewarm. In a large mixing bowl combine the butter and half of the powdered sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat in the sour cream, vanilla, peppermint extract, and the salt until combined. Beat in the remaining powdered sugar. Beat in the melted white chocolate until combined.

To Store:

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

273 Calories
14g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 273
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 3g
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 18mg 0%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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