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Microwave Mint Chip Blondies

What you need: 

1/2 cup plain applesauce
2/3 cup sugar (turbinado or organic white)
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 tablespoons Ghiradelli White Mocha Cocoa powder (I prefer and don't know of another)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate

What you do: 

Mix wet ingredients in medium-sized bowl. Measure out dry ingredients and add to wet. Add chocolate chunks and incorporate. Pour mixture into greased small microwaveable dish.
Microwave for 4-5 minutes. If you want to make nicely cut pieces, allow to cool.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
4-8
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I literally just made this recipe. I also just literally threw it out (thank goodness I halved the recipe). I may be biased because I don't like cakey brownies (which these were). I used regular cocoa and vegetable oil instead. Seeing as I really doubt those substitutions made a marked difference (aside from making them brownies instead of blondies), I don't feel bad when I say these were pretty bland.

BUT,

the batter was absolutely DELICIOUS.

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Thank you for educating me on the fact that fabulous "baked" goods can be made in minutes in the microwave!!!

I made these the other day and was so impressed (alterations: did use regular cocoa powder, a little less sugar, and didn't have chocolate chips on hands, and they were still awesome!).

Thanks for sharing -- I can't wait to experiment more with this recipe to see what other flavors I can get the microwave to churn out.

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I made a few alterations:
used regular cocoa powder instead of white mocha,
upped the sugar to 1 cup versus 2/3 cup,
omitted the peppermint extract and chocolate chips,
instead of 1/2 cup applesauce (didn't have any), used 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1/4 cup water.
It was delicious! Definitely satisfied my brownie craving, as my oven is broken.
I'll probably make these several times a week now! Next time, I'll include the chocolate chips. The only reason I didn't this time was because I forgot.
Yum!

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This turned out really well, I left out the chocolate chips (didn't have any) also Idecided to leave out the peppermint exract. So they were just microwave blondies :) Thanks for the recipe

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Absolutely!  I only used white mocha cocoa powder because I accidentally ran out of regular cocoa.  I meant to make mint chip brownies.  :)  One of my ideas was to add some crushed candy canes too.  A good reason to try again now that I now have the cocoa powder.

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do you think these would work the same if you just used regular cocao powder rather than the white mocha stuff?  I know they wouldnt be blondies anymore, but they sound good no matter what!

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