Dairy White Chocolate Pretzel Blondies

I know that come Shavuot time you’re going to see lots of fancy pretty dairy desserts. But you really need something like this…something basic that you can mix in one bowl, but still feels like a special, dairy treat…especially one that’s as easy to make and as amazing as these blondies. Here’s my thinking behind these blondies: I wanted the butter taste, but I didn’t want to take out a mixer. So I melted the butter. Plus, butter can get expensive and we use a lot of it over Shavuot, so I used half butter half oil to avoid the need for 2 sticks while still getting the flavor. One last thing: You know those white chocolate-covered biscuits (the ones I have are made by Elite). I broke a few up and added them in here…loved the addition.

Dairy White Chocolate Pretzel Blondies

1 stick (½ cup butter), melted
½ cup oil
1 ¾ cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups flour
¼ tsp salt
1 (3.5 ounce) bar dairy white chocolate, chopped
1 cup pretzels

for drizzling
1 (3.5 ounce) bar dairy white chocolate, chopped and melted

Preheat oven to 350F. Line or grease a 9×13 baking pan.
Note: You can mix all the ingredients in the same bowl you use to melt the butter if you’re using a large enough bowl.
In a bowl, combine butter, oil, and brown sugar. Mix to combine. Add eggs and vanilla and mix. Add flour and salt and mix until combined. Fold in white chocolate.
Meanwhile, add pretzels to a Ziploc bag and give them a few good bangs with a mallet, the bottom of a pot, or anything you have in the kitchen that’s nice and strong. You should end up with a variety of sizes of pretzel crumbs and pretzel pieces. Fold pretzels into batter.
Add batter to prepared baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. (Note: In my oven, 30 minutes was perfect in a disposable. It would be shorter in a Pyrex…plus all ovens are different).

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