Farm Star Living
Blondie Brownies

Step aside raisins! Prunes are bringing sexy back to home-style dishes and desserts thanks to the vivacious line of Amaz!n™ Prunes by Sunsweet®. No longer just a delicious, convenient snack that helps you eat right, use the variety of prune products at Sunsweet® to vamp-up your home-cooked meals and bakes.

Leaders in the industry for 100 years now, this 250-grower member cooperative represent 50% of California’s prune crop. Demonstrating their ranking as a top American brand, Sunsweet® wants their customers to “eat well, sustain energy, and feel great!” Check out their Healthy Living webpage in order to take advantage of their healthy living resource hub.

This rich and highly nutritious fruit may not make a hit right out of the bag, but toss in Sunsweet® Amaz!n Prunes into a classic sweet-treat like the Blondie Brownies recipe courtesy of Sunsweet® Recipes for added flavor and fiber. In just one bite, you are sure to turn any prune-skeptic into a prune-believer.

Photo courtesy of Sunsweet®

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/3 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped Sunsweet® Amaz!n Prunes
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate morsels

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Coat a 9 inch square pan with cooking spray.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt onto a piece of waxed paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the oil and sugar until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Mix in the egg whites and vanilla. With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour mixture until just combined.
  6. Fold in the prunes, walnuts and chocolate morsels.
  7. Spread the batter in the pan.
  8. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean or with moist-looking crumbs.
  9. Cool 5 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Cut into 12 pieces and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Calories 298 | Total Fat 14 g 22 % | Saturated Fat 4 g 21 % | Monounsaturated Fat 5 g | Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g | Cholesterol 0 mg | Sodium 142 mg | Potassium 75 mg | Total Carbohydrate 37 g | Dietary Fiber 3 g 10 % | Protein 4 g | Vitamin A 5 % | Vitamin C 0 % | Calcium 1 % | Iron 2%




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