Just look at these gorgeous golden bars studded with dark and white chocolate and toasted walnuts…they’re a sight to be seen. The secret to their supreme deliciousness (or so I’m told, by the brilliant folks at Food 52) is the added boost of vanilla. This recipe calls for 4 teaspoons — about twice as much as a typical blondie recipe. The result is an ooey gooey cookie bar with an extreme depth of flavor.
Of course, the a scoop of vanilla frozen custard doesn’t hurt when it comes to amping up the flavor. It’s like eating an ice cream sandwich in a cup. And who wouldn’t love that?