POSTED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 8:14pm
Hey, Blondie! You know what May 9 is? It's National Blonde Brownie Day!
Blonde or butterscotch brownies, also known as "blondies," pack the sweetness without the caffeine kick of chocolate.
They are made with a brown sugar base and baked like any dessert bar. If your brownies have ever turned out a little bitter, never fear - the brown sugar will take you away on a wave of sweetness.
To amp up the flavor of the chocolate-less baked goodness, you might want to toss in chocolate chips, coconut, toffee, candy or nuts. When you add chopped nuts and shredded coconut, the treat is technically classified as a "dream bar," but we think you're still safe to enjoy one today.
Bake up a pan of blonde brownie goodness, drench it in caramel sauce or save it as the base for your ice cream sundae. You won't be disappointed that chocolate didn't show up to the party.