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Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies

By Rachel Conners @bakeritablog

These Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies are soft and chewy with a burst of coffee flavor, tons of melted chocolate, and a little crunch from chocolate covered espresso beans!

These Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies are soft and chewy with a burst of coffee flavor, tons of melted chocolate, and a little crunch from chocolate covered espresso beans!
I’m all about baking shortcuts and making baking as fan and easy a process as possible. I know most people don’t like to fuss around with a ton of ingredients, and just want some delicious treats to be ready STAT. Though I’m normally a totally from scratch baker, I was recently contacted by the folks over at Krusteaz, known and loved for their delicious pancake and cookie mixes, about partnering to create recipes for them using their mixes.

Before I started baking from scratch, I loved these mixes and used to play around with them all the time. After looking over all their new delicious mixes, I said yes!

These Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies are soft and chewy with a burst of coffee flavor, tons of melted chocolate, and a little crunch from chocolate covered espresso beans!
I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be partnering with Krusteaz, whose pancake and cookie mixes I’m sure you already love, as a part of their Baker’s Dozen! The Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen is a group of bloggers chosen to represent Krusteaz, develop easy recipes using their delicious products, and hav
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e some fun with the new products they come out with.

Krusteaz is headquartered in my new city – Seattle, and I’m so excited that come September, I’ll be heading to the International Food Blogger’s Conference with the rest of the Baker’s Dozen bloggers! We’ll get to check out where all the baking magic happens at Krusteaz with the test kitchen staff. I can’t wait to go behind the scenes.

As a welcome, Krusteaz sent me a HUGE, super heavy box filled to the brim with all sorts of mixes. Naturally, I couldn’t wait to start playing with them. My first creation was definitely a success, and took all of about 3 minutes to mix together and put in the pan. Seriously, just throw all the ingredients together, combine, spread in the pan, and bake.

These Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies are soft and chewy with a burst of coffee flavor, tons of melted chocolate, and a little crunch from chocolate covered espresso beans!
I used their Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix for these Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies. To kick them up a notch, I added instant coffee powder and chocolate covered espresso beans. The slight coffee flavor makes these irresistible, and the bars are so thick, chewy, and full of chocolate, you won’t be able to get enough.

The recipe is so short and easy, you could do it in your sleep. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies  
Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies
Save Print Author: Rachel Conners Serves: 16 bars Ingredients
  • 1 package Krusteaz Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup chocolate covered espresso beans
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line with parchment and lightly grease an 8x8” baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix well until combined.
  3. Spread the dough evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  4. Let cool completely. Cut into 16 squares. Store tightly wrapped.
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These Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies are soft and chewy with a burst of coffee flavor, tons of melted chocolate, and a little crunch from chocolate covered espresso beans!
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