Cashew blondies


2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 squares (1 ounce each) white baking chocolate, melted and cooled
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 1 cup chopped salted cashews or pecans

In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla on medium speed for 1 minute. Beat in chocolate and butter. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture. Stir in cashews. Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.

Source: From Taste of Home’s Country Woman magazine May/June 2000