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Sleeping Bag Blondies

Here's the only golden brownie recipe you'll ever need. These tasty pecan bars can be dressed up for slumber parties, camping trips and Girl Scout events. —Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 blondie brownies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, optional
  • 1-1/2 cups white frosting
  • Brown, yellow, green, orange, pink and blue gel food coloring
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 16 miniature vanilla wafers
  • Optional: Assorted sprinkles and mini honey bear-shaped crackers


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with foil, letting ends extend up sides; grease foil. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. If desired, stir in pecans.
  • Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Lifting with foil, remove brownie from pan. Trim 1/2 in. off edges. Cut remaining brownie lengthwise in half; cut each half crosswise into 8 bars to make 16 sleeping bags.
  • Tint 1/4 cup frosting brown and 2 tablespoons yellow; transfer each color to a resealable plastic bag. Cut a small hole in a corner of each bag and set aside. Divide remaining frosting among 4 bowls; tint green, orange, pink and blue. Spread each of the 4 frostings over 4 brownies, reserving a small amount of each frosting to attach wafers.
  • For pillows, cut marshmallows vertically in half; place on 1 end of brownies, cut side down. Attach vanilla wafers to pillows. Pipe faces and hair on wafers using brown and yellow frostings. If desired, decorate with sprinkles and bear crackers.
Editor's Note
As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 392 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Catherine M
    Jan 30, 2014

    Don't let the fussy decorating stop you from making this blondie. It is moist and delicious! I would frost with a regular butter cream or cream cheese icing.

  • heidisilvan
    Apr 2, 2008

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