This recipe for blondies will knock your socks off, with Kit Kats and crisp rice cereal! Blondies cookies bars with chocolate chips.
Recently, two nieces had birthdays. I love letting my nieces and nephews come up with a custom cookie for their birthdays. Not only does it let me makes something super fun that’s just for them, but it pushes my own creativity.
Usually I ask them to choose some flavors they like, and I find a way to combine them into a cookie. One niece chose raspberry and chocolate, and the other, Blue Skies chose “Kit Kat.”
Her mom confessed that she wasn’t at all sure what I could do with a flavor request like that, but I think I won her over with this recipe.
I’ll tell you that the day I made these, I was baking up a storm. With at least 4 different baked good sitting on my counter, these blondies were the thing everyone wanted to pick at.
I started with my fantastic basic blondie recipe, the one I used for these super popular bars.
I think my brilliant plan of adding crisp rice cereal to these blondies worked perfectly. It gave the bars that crispy, wafery, Kit-Kat feel to them, and sets them apart. In a good way.
Blue Skies agreed.
If you’ve got some candy bar-loving people in your life, or you want to surprise someone with a bar that stands just a little taller than it’s peers, this bar is your winner.
Does anyone want to make these for me on my birthday?
Want more? Try these fabulous bars!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- i teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup crisp rice cereal
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 regular Kit-Kat bars
- Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
- Add baking powder and flour and mix until combined. Add cereal and chocolate chips and mix until combined.
- Break Kit Kat bars into pieces. (I broke each of the 4 sticks into about 6 pieces, for 24 pieces total for each Kit Kat.) Add pieces to the dough, and stir just until combined.
- Place dough in a 9x13 pan, and spread evenly. Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes. Bars should be quite brown on top when done. Let cool completely before cutting into bars. (They may look a bit gooey when they come out of the oven, but should solidify as they cool.)
- Cut into 15 large or 20 small bars.