Sunday, August 31, 2014

green tea frappucino bars


One of life's more important questions:

If you were a Disney princess which one would you want to be?


Sometimes I want to be Jasmine, running around the house in my glittery balloon pants (classy PJ pants), showing the sultan who's boss, and chilling with my awesome cat.

Other days I want to be Belle.  Telling that Gaston guy he's a jerk, being the nerdy Disney princess, and getting sung to and fed by dancing silverware.

Pocahontas is a compelling choice too.  Down with global warming and the evils of colonialism!  I'd get to talk to animals (and not in the loopy way that Snow White does), wear turquoise everything (my favorite), and paint with all the colors of the wind (that's a lot of colors).


The only thing I knew for sure was that I wouldn't want to be Sleeping Beauty (Aurora... but who remembers that girl's name?).  Hopefully I don't lose readers over this, but she was by far the lamest Disney Princess.  She just slept for a while and looked pretty... that's it.


But today, I'm feeling like a total modern day pre-Prince Charming Cinderella.  That's because my oven's been in overdrive lately and started spewing smoke so I had to clean it.  Currently I'm sitting here in my 8-year old baby blue dress with my hair in a huge messy bun and soot covering every inch of my body.


Anyways, my hour spent cleaning the oven was totally worth it because I got to make these blondies afterwards!

Remember my super-easy blondie recipe?

I pimped it out with some matcha powder, white chocolate chips, and marshmallows.  BAM.  Starbucks' Green Tea Frappucino in bar form.  You're welcome.


With love,
Erica

Ingredients
8 tablespoons butter
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon matcha powder
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Butter an 8x8 square pan.
Melt the butter in a saucepan.  Once melted, add the sugar and beat until smooth.  Beat in egg and then vanilla.  Add salt, stir in flour and matcha powder until the whole thing is a light green color.  Fold in white chocolate chips and marshmallows.
Pour into a prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, until set in the middle.
Cool and then slice into squares.

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12 comments:

  1. GIRL. These look amazing. Although I have to admit I've never had a green tea frap! Or anything from Starbucks for that matter :)

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    1. Thank you so much Leigha! I can't believe you've never had Starbucks! I will have to treat you sometime!

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  2. Ah these look great! I am a big fan of anything with green tea (I am crazy about making green tea ice cream), bookmarking these. I used to be quite scared watching Sleeping beauty when I was younger because of Maleficient!

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    1. Thank you! Me too, I'm a huge green tea ice cream junkie. Maleficent is pretty freaky as well...

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  3. I've always thought I'd love to be Ariel. She's my classic favorite, but I have had days where I feel like Jasmine or Cinderella could be a fun choice. These bars looks fabulous. And as much as I love Starbucks, I know these are WAY better for you! These are like blondies on steroids, on a whole other level x

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    1. Thank you! Let me know if you try them out!

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  4. Hi, I was wondering if there is anything I can substitute for the white chocolate and the masrhmellows.

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  5. Green tea is literally my favorite thing, and I just finished making these and they are fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing, I will definitely be making them again soon!

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  6. Green tea is literally my favorite thing (including the drink from Starbucks, it rocks). I just finished making these, and they are FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Do the marshmallows melt and incorporate in the brownies or are there marshmallow chunks? :)

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