Blondies are a type of brownie dessert without the chocolate.  These blondies are a great treat primarily because of the white chocolate frosting in my opinion.  It’s often true of brownies as well – the frosting is what makes it special.  If you don’t have cocoa butter, then make one of my other frostings – even a chocolate frosting would be fine, but it needs to taste like a regular, sugary-sweet frosting.  This dessert is a moderate carb dessert, so not something one can go hog wild on.  One or two servings a day and that’s about it for dessert!  My husband, in particular, liked these.

1/cup butter, melted (125 mL)
Liquid sweetener to equal 2/cup sugar (150 mL)
1/cup granulated erythritol (75 mL)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)
1/tsp molasses (2 mL)
11/4 cups Gluten-Free Bake Mix 1, OR Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2 (no gelatin req'd) (300 mL)
1/tsp baking powder (2 mL)
1/8 tsp baking soda (0.5 mL)
1/8 tsp salt (0.5 mL)
White Chocolate Frosting:
Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to equal 1/cup sugar (125 mL)
1/4 cup whole, OR skim milk powder (50 mL)
3 tbsp whipping cream (45 mL)
3 tbsp powdered sweetener (45 mL)
2 tbsp vanilla whey protein (25 mL)
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted (25 mL)
1 oz cocoa butter, melted (30 g) (Microwave about 2 minutes – be careful – very hot!)

In food processor, process butter, liquid sweetener, powdered sweetener, eggs, vanilla extract and molasses well.  In medium bowl, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Add to butter mixture and process one minute.  Pour into greased 8-inch square baking pan.  Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven 20 minutes.  Allow to cool and frost with White Chocolate Frosting.  Keep refrigerated.

White Chocolate Frosting:  In blender, combine liquid sweetener, whole or skim milk powder, whipping cream, powdered sweetener, vanilla whey protein and butter.  Blend until smooth, scraping sides occasionally and stirring.  Add cocoa butter and blend again.

Yield: 16 servings
154.3/158.8 calories
3.4/3.4 g protein
13.9/13.9 g fat
3.7/4.8 g carbs