Blondies and Brownies

Fudgy Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Brownies {gluten-free}

August 2, 2017
Fudgy Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Brownies - The ULTIMATE rich, oooy-gooey, and chocolatey brownies, with perfectly-crinkled tops and chunks of peanut butter cups in every bite.

If fudgy, rich, ooey-gooey, chocolate-loaded brownies with perfectly crinkly tops aren’t your thing, this recipe isn’t for you. I still love you for reading and might point you in the direction of these blondies instead, but full disclaimer, today’s brownies are  INTENSE in the best way possible. In fact, let’s just take a moment to assess […]

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One-Bowl Guinness Brownies

March 10, 2017
One-Bowl Guinness Brownies | www.brighteyedbaker.com

YOU GUYS. For the second time this year I’m actually on top of the holiday recipe thing. I didn’t miss Valentine’s Day and now I’m comin’ at you with Guinness brownies to fill your St. Patrick’s day with beer and chocolate. I mean honestly, what kind of blogger would I be if I missed an excuse to […]

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Chocolate-Topped Chewy Caramel Blondies

August 16, 2016
Chocolate-Topped Chewy Caramel Blondies | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Wowza. Not even sure where to start with these blondies except to say that they are RICH – rich with dense buttery-brown sugar goodness, chewy caramel in every bite, and a thick layer of chocolate ganache on top. Did I cut them into giant squares for the photos you see here? Yep. Did I eat an entire giant […]

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Nutella Chocolate Chunk Skillet Brownie

May 8, 2015
Nutella Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie - an easy one-bowl brownie recipe for serious chocolate lovers, baked in a skillet! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

It’s the weekend, it’s all grey skies and cool breezes outside, and I literally can’t think of anything that seems more appropriate right now than a warm skillet brownie loaded with Nutella and oozing with chocolate. In an ideal world I’d be curled up under a blanket eating bites of this straight from the pan […]

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One-Bowl Orange-Butterscotch Chocolate Chunk Blondies

February 27, 2015
One-Bowl Orange-Butterscotch Chocolate Chunk Blondies | www.brighteyedbaker.com

A couple weeks ago I went on this complete orange kick where I was adding orange juice and/or orange zest to evvvvverything (like these scones!). I think that subconsciously I was just feeling sick of winter, sick of the lack of seasonal fruit to work with, and uninspired by the January blahs that inevitably follow all […]

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The Incredible Hull: Brown Butter Strawberry Blondies

May 22, 2014
Brown Butter Strawberry Blondies - an easy summer dessert studded with fresh, juicy strawberries. From @brighteyedbaker | brighteyedbaker.com #dessert #theincrediblehull

Woah… what is this?! A dessert recipe without chocolate? Umm… YES. Seeing as I’m a self-proclaimed chocoholic, you should know that any dessert recipe sans chocolate that makes it on the blog is gonna be good. I know there are fruity-dessert lovers out there who are going to hate me for saying this, but usually I […]

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Peppermint Mocha Brownies + Coffee-mate Giveaway!

November 7, 2013
Peppermint Mocha Brownies - an easy and irresistible holiday dessert! From Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker @brighteyedbaker

I once heard that people start pinning holiday-related things on Pinterest 3-something months before the actual holiday. This totally baffles me (although it probably shouldn’t), because usually I can barely manage to post one holiday-themed recipe in time for an upcoming holiday. But wait, did I really make Peppermint Mocha Brownies a whole month before […]

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Easter M&M’s Blondies

March 22, 2013
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You could say I’ve been into M&M’s lately. First it was Nutella Brownie Easter Egg Nests with M&M’s Speck-tacular Eggs (I always feel funny spelling that out) and now it’s Easter M&M’s Blondies. I think it’s the colors; I’m so ready for spring, and how can you not love all the colors popping out everywhere? […]

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Confession #116: I’m a Dangerous Shopper… Nutella Brownie Easter Egg Nests

March 19, 2013
Nutella Brownie Easter Egg Nests from Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker

You know how everyone talks about Target – how they walk in and walk out with way more than they need? I never got that until now, but it’s dangerous. Target roped me in a few weeks ago when I needed to buy Cool Mint Oreos, pastel M&M’s, and a few other things for some […]

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Confession #115: I Have Too Much Fun with Holidays… Mint Oreo Brownies

March 12, 2013
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St. Patty’s Day is coming up! And since that holiday just happens to be my half-birthday as well, I thought brownies were in order. Okay, I promise, I don’t really celebrate my half birthday – or St. Patrick’s Day, for that matter. But I love any excuse to bake something fun and out of the […]

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