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Sleeping Bag Blondies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes

16 blondie brownies

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
Sleeping Bag Blondies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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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