Am I the only one who could watch movie trailers all day long?
I just love the music scores.
And I just love the suspense.
I’m a story junkie and really enjoy watching the one’s for books I’ve read or for movies I’ve already watched. Like, Pride and Prejudice, North and South, Narnia … they put me in a very dramatic mood. Which may or may not be good. Like, I pull out the English accent, the heroic damsel pose, and slammed doors. How fun would it be to make a movie trailer? All you have to do is take all the climactic scenes and fit them in a couple minutes! Have you ever thought about that before, how every trailer shows the climax and resolution at some point in the trailer? It is almost like, why go to a movie?
*I can’t take credit for that revelation, check out this hilarious video titled Movie Trailer that Ruins Everything*
I am one of those people who leaves movies and is like, why isn’t my life like that? Where is my epic battle? Where is my heroic soldier? Where is my world where everything goes wrong and I get set up to be the hero?? I mean, hello here?
This is why I don’t go to many movies.
But I do read books.
I have found this great website that lets me know whenever Christian books are free on the Kindle. And it is legit, not weird books or ones that aren’t really free. They have an almost daily email that lets me see the titles and genres and I have loved it! While there have been many fantastic (FANTASTIC) novels, there have been some misses too, so at some point, I would like to do some book reviews on the ones I’ve got while they were temporarily free and whether or not I thought they were worth buying. (Here is the website if you are interested: http://www.blog.christianfreebook.com/)
Even if you aren’t a movie or book person (thanks for bearing with me … or if you just scrolled down to here, thanks to you too) you better be a gooey blondie person. Biting into one of these bars is like biting into a little piece of buttery heaven. Except there is no butter, but that is a moot point. Not only is this dense and thick and melt in your mouth, it is stuffed with caramel and toffee bits.
And chocolate (but that’s a given)
Mom told me it had to have chocolate this time around. She also saw me commenting on Rachel’s post and said, “if I were choosing, that right there is what I want you to make.”
Not only is there chocolate, there is only one bowl and 10 min of prep work. These are some of the easiest bars I have ever made! Whisk, stir, pour, and bake. They are perfect for when you are time crunched but want to actually bake. Plus, they are a major crowd pleaser. My siblings ate nearly the entire pan before dinner was done. What can I say?
Note: The blondie base is dairy free, but the caramel and toffee bits are not. You can make the blondies with just Enjoy Life chocolate chips to make dairy free.
- ½ cup oil (coconut oil vegetable)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- ⅓ cup toffee bits
- ⅓ cup caramel bits
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan.
- Beat oil, brown sugar, salt, vanilla, and egg together.
- Add flour and stir.
- Stir in toffee bits, caramel bits, and chocolate chips.
- Spread into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes. (It will look a little doughy but that is ok.)
- Let cool so that it sets up before cutting and serving.