Now that Valentine’s Day is over, I’m already on the thought path of St. Patrick’s Day! I love St. Patrick’s day for a couple of reasons. One being that I’ve got some Irish blood in me. Another being that it’s my dad’s birthday. And of course… who doesn’t love an excuse to drink and pinch people? Don’t worry, there’s no green beer here.
Instead, I opted to start off with these lightened up Irish Whiskey Blondies. I based these blondies over some that I made a good while back now. And yes, there is actually whiskey baked right into these blondies. Enough to give the flavor and just a little kick.
I lightened these blondies up with swapping out some of the sugars for natural sweetener blends, a lightened butter, and of course reduced fat milk. In the end, you get a delicious treat that’s perfectly festive right now - with less guilt!
I think what I liked the most about these blondies is that the tops came out with a more crisp sort of ‘crust’ while the insides perfectly warm and fluffy.
Top your blondies however you choose! Ice cream and some extra chopped walnuts was what struck my fancy today.
TheSkinnyFork.com Lightened up blondies with an Irish whiskey kick! These blondies are perfect for a St. Patrick's day dessert or even just because they're delicious. Prep Time: 15 Minutes • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 9 • Serving Size: 1 Blondie • Calories: 252 • Fat: 14 g • Saturated Fat: 7 g • Carb: 45 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 4 g • Sugar: 11 g • Sodium: 48 mg
• 1/2 C. All-Purpose Flour
• 1/2 C. Whole Wheat White Flour
• 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
• 1/4 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
• 1/2 C. Light Butter
• 1/4 C. + 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar Stevia Blend
• 1 Whole Large Egg
• 1/4 C. Reduced Fat Milk
• 1/4 C. Irish Whiskey
• 1/3 C. Chopped Walnuts
• 2/3 C. White Chocolate Chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly coat the inside of an 8x8" square baking dish with non-stick baking spray; set aside.
Sift 1/2 C. flour, 1/2 C. white wheat flour, 1/2 Tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon into a medium bowl together; side aside as well.
Beat together the 1/2 C. butter and 1/4 C. + 2 Tbsp. brown sugar blend into a large bowl together.
Add in the egg and 1/4 C. milk and 1/4 C. whiskey and continue to blend.
Slowly mix in the flour mixture into the milk mixture until it comes together.
Fold in the 1/3 C. walnut pieces and 2/3 C. white chocolate chips.
Spread the mixture out into the bottom of the prepared baking dish and place it into the oven to bake for about 30-34 minutes; or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Remove the pan from the oven and set aside to cool.
Slice the blondies evenly into 9 pieces.
Nutritional Claims: Low Sodium • Low Potassium • Kidney Friendly • Pescatarian • Peanut Free • Soy Free • Fish Free • Shellfish Free • Pork Free • Red Meat Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free • Sesame Free • Lupine Free • Mollusk Free