I was leaving Wal-Mart the other and while I was standing in the checkout line, I was looking at all of the items in my cart.
I glanced at the Nilla Wafers and had a revelation. My mind said "Katie, make banana blondies with Nilla Wafer crust."
So I did.
Make fun of me if you want, but I know you other food bloggers can relate. :)
I was expecting a masterpiece, but I will admit the recipe needs a little work. They were good, but not the flavor/texture I was looking for. I'll give you the recipe I used today, but I'll be fixing it in the near future and I'll post the new one then!
Banana Blondies with Nilla Wafer Crust
2 cups crushed Nilla Wafers
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
4 tablespoons (1 stick, 4 ounces or 113 grams) butter, melted
1 mashed banana
1 cup (218 grams or 7 3/4 ounces for light; 238 grams or 8 3/8 ounces for dark) brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup (4 3/8 ounces or 125 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white chocolate pieces (I'm obsessed, okay?)
- Butter an 8×8 pan.
- Mix melted butter with brown sugar – beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla.
- Add salt, stir in flour.
- Mix in mashed banana. (I mixed mine in with the sugar and butter... don't do that!!)
- Add in white chocolate.
- Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes, or until set in the middle.