Coming in to save the day was blondie pie. Take your favorite blondie recipe that you would use in an 8x8 or 9x9 pan, bake it in a 8 inch springform pan and you have blondie pie!
I haven't lived someplace with a Trader Joe's since 2005. The TJ's in Denver opened after I moved to Maui and the odds of one opening here are pretty slim. TJ's always has that element of special - I have to go on a road trip or vacation to go shopping there, or someone has to bring it to me. I used a box of my imported TJ Blondie mix to make this pie. No regrets.
What You Need
1 box of Trader Joe's Blondie Mix (with the butter and egg required) or your favorite blondie batter
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup Kraft Caramel Bits
optional 1/4 cup chocolate chips (TJ blondie mix has chocolate chips included already, so I didn't need to add any more)
What You Do
Preheat the oven to 350. Coat an 8 inch springform pan with cooking spray.
Prepare your blondie batter, either from a box mix or your own recipe. Add the butterscotch chips, caramel bits, or mix-ins of your choosing.
Pour batter into springform pan. Bake for 28 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. If you want your blondie pie warm, there's no shame in that either.
Use a knife to separate the edge of the blondies from the pan before releasing the spring on the pan.
Slice into wedges. Serve alone or with ice cream and hot fudge sauce. It's a win either way.
Meanwhile in Travel...
I spent the first week of March in Hong Kong. I started thinking about a trip in December and reached out to some friends to see if anyone was interested in a spring trip. A friend from Wisconsin took me up on the offer and we walked and ate our way through the city. I love it when travel plans come together like that!
Hong Kong was still decorated for the Chinese New Year with lots of lanterns and all things for the year of the Sheep/Ram/Goat. So festive!
|Display in Tsim Sha Tsui|
|Display at Holywood Park|
|Amazing baked BBQ pork buns|
|Giant homemade wontons|
Is there a destination you would recommend just based on how good their food is?
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