And anyway, I think you guys get it.
If you love those, you will FLIP out over these. (In a good way.)
The deliciousness comes from pistachio paste, which is a confection made from pureed pistachios, sugar, and a few other goodies. It's similar to almond paste, though looser in texture (more like natural peanut butter) and a bit trickier to find. Whole Foods usually carries it, and you can easily get it online from a few sources.
Amazon has this 3-jar deal that I think is totally worth it. I promise you this stuff will come in handy--especially with the holidays coming up! (I may have a few more recipes up my sleeve...)
I absolutely love the pretty minty shade of green. It looks gorgeous with a sprinkle of confectioner's sugar and a glass of milk. A really simple, but elegant sweet to serve at a party or to give as a gift.
Let me know what you decide to try!
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Chewy Pistachio Blondies
These chewy green blondies are made with canned pistachio paste--a sweet confection made with ground pistachios and sugar.
Yields about 20 small blondies.
1/2 cup pistachio nut paste
1 cup light brown sugar (or substitute granulated sugar + 1 teaspoon of molasses or honey; dark brown will affect the color too much)
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 drops green food coloring (optional)
Confectioner's sugar, for dusting (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and line an 8" square baking pan with parchment paper or foil so that it overhangs on the sides.
Combine the pistachio paste and sugar in the base of a mixer, and beat until evenly combined. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix again for 1 minute. Add the melted butter, egg, vanilla, and food coloring (if using), and beat until smooth and evenly combined--about 1 minute.
Spread batter into the prepared pan, and bake about 25 minutes, or until set and slightly golden around the edges. Let cool in pan a few minutes before lifting out and placing on a rack to cool completely before cutting & dusting with confectioner's sugar.
Tip: Want super clean squares? Chill the blondies in the fridge for 1-3 hours (or overnight!) before cutting. You'll get super perfect cuts.