It’s almost summer, and that means it’s almost watermelon season. Bake up some watermelon blondie bars that look and taste like your favorite summer fruit.
Watermelon has always reminded me of summertime. It’s always cool and refreshing, and there is just something about that pink and green color combination that makes me smile. Since it’s not watermelon season just yet, I wanted to re-create everyone’s favorite summer fruit in bar form — blondie bars, to be more specific.
To make these fun treats, you will need a couple of ingredients to provide the watermelon flavor.
The watermelon supreme fruit juice and watermelon-flavored Jell-O were found at my local food store and provided the watermelon flavor. If you can’t find these items, then you can always leave them out and just go for bars with the watermelon look.
Once the batter is mixed, divide it into 2 sections. Tint 1/3 of the batter light green and 2/3 of the batter pink. If you want to go for an authentic watermelon look, then sprinkle some black sesame seeds on top. You could probably use mini chocolate chips too.
After the entire pan has cooled, cut into triangle slices. Then dig in (milk might be required!).
The watermelon flavor definitely comes through in these bars and is a fun start to the almost summer season.
Watermelon blondie bars recipe
Recipe adapted from Back for Seconds
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 6 ounces white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup watermelon juice
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup watermelon-flavored Jell-O
- Black sesame seeds (can substitute with mini chocolate chips)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips with the butter in 20-second increments. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
- Add the sugar, and mix well.
- Add the salt, eggs and watermelon juice until just mixed together.
- Add the flour until well incorporated.
- Pour 2/3 of the batter into another bowl, and tint it pink. Tint the remaining 1/3 light green.
- Add the green batter to a 6-inch round, nonstick or floured pan. Spread it into an even layer.
- Spread the pink batter evenly on top.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the batter.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until just brown at the edges. Do not overbake.
- Once cooled, cut into triangles, and serve.