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Recipe – Ti-Ti Poppy Seed Blondies

When I was younger, my dad used to make us the best cookie bars. They were loaded with ooey-gooey chocolate chips and melted in our mouths. I never knew what the real name for them was because he quickly dubbed them Ti-Ti Bars. This came about because my brother and I would spend several minutes rummaging through all the bars, trying to find that PERFECT one. As soon as he saw us doing this he would say “Stop touching every bar! Ti-Ti. Touch it and take it.” Ever since then we joked that we needed more Ti-Ti bars. It just kind of stuck! I was going through my dad’s recipes the other night and found this gem. I added Blue Bird Poppy Seeds and bam, I felt like that same little kid again. Sneaking a second bar that melted away so fast. I hope you all give this recipe a try, it’s one of our families' oldest traditions. Hopefully, they hold the same magic for your family!

Ingredients 

Ti-Ti Bars

12 Tablespoons unsalted butter
450 grams dark brown sugar
3 eggs
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla bean paste
363 grams all-purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
5 Tablespoons Blue Bird Poppy Seeds
90 grams chocolate chips
90 grams peanut butter chips
90 grams white chocolate chips
90 grams butterscotch chips

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10x14 inch baking pan with butter and set to the side.

Using a stand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar. Mix for several minutes, until the mixture is a pale brown and nice and fluffy.

Add the eggs and vanilla bean paste and blend until fully incorporated. Next, add the dry ingredients as well as the Blue Bird Poppy Seeds and mix until just combined. Finally, add all of the flavored chips and fold them into the batter.

Scoop the batter onto the greased cookie sheet. Once all the batter has been dumped, gently spread it evenly with a spatula.

Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the bars cool completely before removing them from the pan.

Once cooled, cut the cookie into bars or sticks. **Optional**- Melt some chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle on top of the bars for an extra level of decadence! Place any leftovers in an airtight container and enjoy for up to a week.

Happy Baking!

-Callie

2 Comments

  1. kindgirl11 on October 1, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Callie,
    Thanks for another great recipe! I do have one question. If I were to substitute whole wheat flour could I use it alone? Or would it be best to mix all purpose flour with the whole wheat? Thanks so much!

    • Callie on October 1, 2019 at 4:59 pm

      Substituting whole wheat should work just fine by itself! Happy baking!

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