Robin's egg blondies made in a 8x8 pan. A small batch of blondies topped with a robin's egg frosting that uses leftover Easter candy.
If there’s anything more satisfying than smashing robin’s eggs to bits with a rolling pin, I haven’t found it yet. Though, I should admit that I had to perform this task during baby nap time, so I had to do it on the back deck with a slight mind for the amount of noise I was making. Still, it’s supremely satisfying.
My husband has a robin eggs candy problem. Or maybe I’m the one with the problem, because I keep buying them ‘for him’.
I’ve been crushing robin eggs for dunking carrot cake cupcakes in, but this year, I wanted a little blondie bar underneath the frosting. If you didn’t know, I make incredible blondies. And I mean that even before I spread this frosting on top. There’s just something about the way the speckled frosting reminds me of a blizzard.
If you’re familiar with my blondies for two, you’ll notice this recipe is (roughly) a triple recipe for them. I wanted a bar that was a bit thicker and cake-y to hold up to the frosting. It’s the same big players here, though: too much vanilla, a big pinch of salt, and heaps of brown sugar. They’re thick, cake, chewy and taste like caramel. The edges are my favorite for their chew, but the center bar is so gooey that I would fight you for it, too.
I made these in a 8x8 pan, because I’m expecting more than two people for Easter this year, and plus, Camille told me the Easter bunny has a big sweet tooth.
A few notes to make this recipe the absolute best it can be:
*use unsalted butter and add the listed amount of salt
*use the best vanilla you can find (I like Bourbon vanilla)
*feel free to add chocolate chunks or butterscotch chips (or both!) Everyone is welcome here. I left them out because the frosting is super sweet, but be yourself, you know?
I feel like you can use any type of leftover Easter candy to make these Robin's egg blondies; these just happen to be my favorite!
For the frosting:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 569Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 310mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 1gSugar: 59gProtein: 12g