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Helms Bakery Blondies

No recipe image available.We cannot guarantee this is the original recipe used by Helm's Bakery of Southern California, which is no longer in business.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted butter
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped, toasted walnuts or pecans

Cooking Directions:

  1. Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook an addition 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until the butter has turned a light golden brown. Remove from heat and beat in the brown and white sugars. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Stir in the egg and yolk into the browned butter, then the corn syrup and vanilla. Stir in the pecans, then fold in the flour mixture. Spread batter into a generously greased 8x8x2-inch baking pan.
  4. Bake about 20 to 25 minutes at 350°F (175°C), or until top is golden brown and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack and cut into bars.

Makes 12 blondies..

Tip: For variation, stir into the batter, or sprinkle on top of blondies before baking, 1 cup of semisweet chocolate, butterscotch-flavored or white chocolate chips.