White Chocolate Raspberry Blonde Bars & FOOD FIGHT!

This is all happening TOO FAST! July is over and we are in our last month of summer!

This is our last food fight of the summer and I can’t believe that I will be gathering fall recipes soon!

LEMON recipes won last time and you can see them all in the Lemon Team post!

Before we go to the fight, I’d like to share something new to go with this month’s theme. Every Food Fight, I share something special  add to the fight. I’m sharing some amazing White Chocolate Blonde Bars that are topped with toasted almonds and white chocolate chips and then drizzled with raspberry reduction. Absolutely heavenly!


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White Chocolate Raspberry Blonde Bars

Ingredients

  • White Chocolate Blonde Bars:
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup of butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 oz of melted baker's white chocolate
  • Topping:
  • 2/3 cup of chopped toasted almonds
  • 2/3 cup of white chocolate chips
  • Raspberry Topping:
  • 1 cup of fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of cornstarch mixed with a little bit of cold water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease an 8x8 baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg, vanilla, brown sugar and melted butter until well combined.
  3. Sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk until all incorporated.
  4. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave on half the power, for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each set.
  5. Whisk the melted white chocolate into the batter until all combined.
  6. Spread the batter evenly in the baking pan and bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
  7. After the blondes have been baking for about 15 minutes, add the nuts and white chocolate.
  8. Raspberry topping: in a small sauce pot, bring raspberries and sugar to boil on medium heat while mashing the raspberries with a wooden spoon. Add the cornstarch mixture, while whisking constantly. Cook for a couple of minutes. Strain through a fine strainer to get rid of the solids. Cool until ready to use.
  9. Cool the bars to room temperature and drizzle with raspberry topping.

Notes

Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com

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On To The Food Fight!!

In  the RIGHT corner, we have White Chocolate…

In the LEFT corner, we have Milk Chocolate…

Now, they will fight and you will VOTE! Leave a comment here or on any social media network and tell me who do you think should be the winner.

Make sure to visit these special recipes, share them or pin them if you like it!

The FOOD FIGHT happens right here, every month, so come bath every 1st!

Fall Battles start next month!


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And…

HERE COMES THE BOOM!

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     Perfect Chocolate Martini     |    White Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Coffee

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Gooey Chocolate Skillet Sundae   |    White Chocolate Cookie Truffles

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S’Mores Pudding Pie                      |    White Chocolate Cranberry Swirl Fudge

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Mousse Truffle Shots             |      White Chocolate Golden Oreo Frozen Pie

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Chocolate & Chocolate Swirl Cookies   |   White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino Cupcakes

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Biscoff Brownies with Shortbread Crust    |   White Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

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      Chocolate Coconut Bars     |    White Chocolate Cupcakes

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Chocolate Fudge                 |      White Chocolate Chip Lemon Cookies

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Chocolate Cake w/ Coconut Frosting   |   White Chocolate Pretzel Bars

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Flourless Chocolate Cake             |     White German Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate Avocado Truffles      |    Pumpkin Croquemcake with White Chocolate Chai Mousse

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Chocolate Banana Cake    |           White Chocolate Christmas Cake

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball    |   White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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Fudge Brownie Cheesecake Bites   |   White Chocolate Mud Cake

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Coca Cola Chocolate Cake     |    White Chocolate Cookies

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Zucchini Chocolate Chip Brownies    |   White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Cups

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Nutella Hazelnut Brownies        |    White Chocolate Cupcakes

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  Nutella Chocolate Torte   |   White Chocolate Coconut Mousse

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Chocolate Cream Pie      |    Oatmeal White Chocolate Bars

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Comments

  1. What a tough battle with so many scrumptious desserts to choose from. Since I made and happily devoured the white chocolate cherry pie bars — and can certify that they are VERY delicious, I’ll vote for them!! :) The good thing about this battle is whatever side one chooses, it will be a yummy ending. Thanks for featuring my dessert here, Lyuba!!!!

  2. O M G !!!
    I think I died and went to heaven
    I can’t believe how many amazing-delicious-scrumptious desserts !!

    Your white-chocolate raspberry bars are screaming my name :)
    And I’m pretty sure I’m going to check almost each and every post here

  3. Thanks for including me! :)

  4. Oh my, I love these food fight themes! And, this one with both kinds of chocoIate are amazing! I am a fan of white chocolate all the way. Thank you for including my milk chocolate recipe: Fudge Brownie Cheesecake Bites. I’m all truly drooling over here with all of these delicious recipes you have up! I’m headed over to snag these recipes (and share)!

  5. I am dark chocolate all the way! That’s not an option here, so I will say milk chocolate :) They all look wonderful, and I am still drooling over your White Chocolate Raspberry Blonde Bars!!! Wow, those look amazing! Thank you so much for including my pie :)

  6. LOVE! These are gorgeous!

  7. Happy to be a part of the food fight on team white chocolate! What a fun post!

  8. Looks so scrumptious, I would be willing to bet they did last to long before they were devoured by those guys that live with you!

  9. You’ve outdone yourself again, Lyuba! Beautiful post with tons of scrumptious treats! Even though one of my treats is included on team White Chocolate … my vote goes to Milk Chocolate. Thank you for including me in the fight!
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

  10. These look great, I love the mixture of fruit and chocolate, yum!

  11. P.S Visiting from I’m Lovin It.

  12. Hi Lyuba, I SO enjoy your Fights and Parties. I go and look and pin from them, but I’ve never participated because I don’t have a website (I don’t know how to set it up…wish I did). Does one have to have a website to share a recipe? I can see no other way, but if there IS one, how do info about it? Thank you sweetly!

    • Marysue, it’s very easy to start a blog! Almost everyone starts on Blogger. It’s very user friendly and a great place to share and “store” your recipes! Good luck, I hope to see you start a recipe blog :)

  13. These blondies look amazing. Normally I am all about milk chocolate over white chocolate but I love white chocolate and raspberry together. Have you ever had the white chocolate raspberry cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory? Omigawd. To die for.

  14. Oh my goodness! So delicious! My boyfriend doesn’t like white chocolate but I’m a huge fan :) thanks for linking up to Less Laundry, More Linking. Hope to see you there’s again next week!

  15. Ohhhhh my heavens!!!! Amazing recipe…. love it! I am stopping by for the 1st time. I hope you link to my parties every week- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/07/link-party-tuesday-july-30-2013.html
    Nancy

  16. Thanks for linking back to Weekend Potluck! My vote is for YOU this week! YUMMMMMMM

  17. Super Duper Yummy & Gorgeous! I LOVE anything raspberry…mix it up with white chocolate and I say YES!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck.

  18. White chocolate all the way!! No doubt! Your raspberry bars look awesome…..the white chocolate coconut mousse looks awesome too! :)

  19. Wow…just wow..The bars looks amazing! I would love for you to come share at my From the Farm Blog Hop! It’s a fun party that’s just getting started for this week.
    http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2013/08/from-farm-blog-hop.html

    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily
    http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com

  20. These look absolutely delicious! And your photography is gorgeous! I cannot wait to try these. I have three boys and a husband who LOVE berries. I know these will be a hit! Have a great day!

  21. Your bars are absolutely to die for gorgeous looking! Love it!

  22. Beautiful to look at and they sound delicious!

  23. These look amazing!

  24. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts – you were featured today!!
    –Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com

  25. You had me at White Chocolate…. These look amazing!

  26. Those look incredible, Lyuba! I want to dive in one right now!!

  27. What a bunch of amazing looking recipes!! And these white chocolate raspberry blonde bars look fantastic!!

  28. NOM NOM NOM. These look fantastic, Lyuba!
    I’m looking forward to Fall. It’s my favorite time of the year. The weather is usually perfect! Plus, pumpkin recipes and Oktoberfest beers are in season. Those two things are two of my favorite things.

    Thanks for sharing this at Marvelous Mondays. Pinning and sharing on FB and Twitter!

    • My favorite time too! Although, I really miss the snow!
      Thank you so much for a sweet comment, Julie!

  29. These look amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

  30. these look so good!

  31. These look amazing! I love white chocolate and raspberry together.

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