National blonde brownie day
May 9th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Hey, Blondie! You know what May 9 is? It's National Blonde Brownie Day!

Blonde or butterscotch brownies, also known as "blondies," pack the sweetness without the caffeine kick of chocolate.

They are made with a brown sugar base and baked like any dessert bar. If your brownies have ever turned out a little bitter, never fear - the brown sugar will take you away on a wave of sweetness.

To amp up the flavor of the chocolate-less baked goodness, you might want to toss in chocolate chips, coconut, toffee, candy or nuts. When you add chopped nuts and shredded coconut, the treat is technically classified as a "dream bar," but we think you're still safe to enjoy one today.

Bake up a pan of blonde brownie goodness, drench it in caramel sauce or save it as the base for your ice cream sundae. You won't be disappointed that chocolate didn't show up to the party.

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  1. KB

    This story would have been much better if there had been recipes for the pictured blondies.

    May 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  2. Colonel Cromwell

    I prefer my blondies layered between a few redheads!

    May 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
    • Southern Bell

      *fans self*
      Well I nevah!

      May 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
      • Colonel Cromwell

        There's a first time for everything ma'am. Come on, you'll enjoy the ride. I personally guaruntee it.

        May 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  3. AleeD®@JBJingles™

    It's like Kat & SLT are reading our comments or something. Blondes indeed. ;)
    Blondies layered with chocolate chips & raspberry filling. Yum.

    May 9, 2012 at 10:19 am |
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