Monday, November 3, 2008

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Blondies

I hope everyone is well rested, ready to vote tomorrow & of course, stay up to watch the results! Lucky me, I voted early by mail so I hope there were no mail mishaps preventing the delivery & count of my oh-so-important ballot. Hubby has to go wait in line tomorrow morning (sucker!). Hopefully it won't be too bad despite all of the media footage of snaking, long lines. Oh, he is also one of the 8% of Americans still undecided 3 hours until election day. I told him to flip a coin. I jest.

peanut butter chocolate chunk blondies
On another note, I feel as if I'm being watched. Hear me out. Every time I go running, I feel as if the masses are "checking me out." And by "checking me out," I'm not talking about sauntering into a bar with a cute outfit on and grabbing attention. I'm talking about sweaty me, running, breathing laboriously, trying with all my energy to finish a run.

For the 3rd run in a row, I got at least one "looking good!" from a passerby. Uh, what is it?!

Sometimes I panic. Did I forget to wear a shirt?! Is something popping out of my sports bra?! Do I look like I'm about to die? Can they hear my stomach sloshing? It baffles me.

I ran with a girlfriend last week and as we're running, she casually mentions,
"you know, everyone we pass seems to be watching you."
Me: OK, THANK YOU. I'M NOT CRAZY!
"Maybe it's because you're exotic looking."
Me: Uh, everyone in California is Asian, don't you know?

I've resigned to the fact that I must run funny. I like to imagine that maybe I run like a duck or with the grace of a 2 legged dog... who knows? I'm not being humble here. If I walked down the street half nude, I probably wouldn't get as much attention. **Sigh**

peanut butter chocolate chunk blondies
Back to Peanut Butter Chip Blondies. Check these out! I found this ridiculously easy yet delicious recipe on Bakingblonde's website. If you're ever in need of an idea for a sweet treat, head over to her site and you won't be disappointed. This is a true one bowl, no mixer needed dessert.

Though she suggests chopping up Reese's and placing them atop the blondies mid-baking, I sadly did not have any so replaced them with the remainder of my mini-chips. Now that it's post - Halloween I may need to try the Reese's version soon!
Check out her recipe here. I pretty much followed her recipe though I used chocolate chunks in the dough and sprinkled chocolate mini chips on top.

Oh, and if you're out on the streets & see me running, be a kind one and let me know what's so intriguing. :)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Blondies

An easy to make, one bowl, no mixer needed treat ...

See Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Blondies on Key Ingredient.

28 comments:

That Girl said...

I'm laughing because I usually just get the cursory nod or "morning" on my morning runs. Although I do run on trails so I don't get as many random passerbys.

Snooky doodle said...

these look fantastic.the photo is great.

daphne said...

oh my, that looks fantastic! Can I have a slice with coffee please?

hehe, I will *vote* for your slice anyday.

MrOrph said...

Decadent!

You know Sharon, the "checking out" of you while you are running has probably been there all along. You are just noticing it now. Don't let it creep you out.

Oh, and don't forget to put on a shirt while running. I doubt you'll want that type of attention.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I'll have to make those blondies some time, really. I remember seeing them on bakingblonde too.

I only run in the gym but I also have thet strange feeling people are looking at me, I just thought it was because I run in a goofy way. But just last week this guy aproached me and ask if I was listening to jokes on my mp3, since I'm allways laughing. Apparently I laugh when I run... So maybe that's your problem as well, lol!

Lisa said...

This is a great recipe for my leftover halloween candy.

I think people just like to look at a woman running. I have gotten beeps from kids in the neighborhood and I am old enough to be their mother (if I had them really young:)

kat said...

That would give me a complex!

VeggieGirl said...

Haha, I'm sure you DON'T run funny ;-)

HOLY. FREAKING. YUM. BLONDIES.

Halloween On Canterbury St. said...

Enjoy the looks!
I now run with one of my three kids in a jog stroller or on a bike. NO LOOKS. ;(

Esi said...

I don't run, so no looks for me. I am thinking about taking it up so I can enjoy delicious treats like these blondies! They look wonderful!

Maria said...

Great looking treats!! And at least you are out running. Good for you!!

Dawn said...

They're probably looking at you because your a cutie and they know you make fabulous treats and hope that you'll stop by them and give them some . lol

LucyinStLou said...

I would much rather get your comments when running. When I ran a 5K last weekend, someone I had never met before said, "you look really tired". Wow. Thanks.

Those brownies looks so good! Oh to live in world where Mr. Luce could eat peanuts.

Carmen Cooks said...

hahahaha, funny! I also feel really self conscious when I get comments or horn honking when I'm out running! I remember taking my car to get the emissions tested after a long, run - all sweaty and messy in baggy running shorts and a t-shirt, and got hit on by the guy that checked my car! Anyhow, I think you should be totally flattered. :)

And these blondies look irresistable!

Pam said...

I love blondies. You can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate!

The Blonde Duck said...

They just think you're cute!

Pass a blondie, please.

bakingblonde said...

Those look awesome! I love your blog and visit frequently, what an honor that you liked my recipe!!

noble pig said...

Oh my, this is so wonderful, just so wonderful!

Krysta said...

yummy... it because you are a beautiful asian chick running. of course everyone is checking you out!

Kevin said...

Those look good! Peanut butter and chocolate...mmm...

MaryBeth said...

Peanut Butter and Chocolate...2 of my all time favorite things.

Grace said...

can they hear your stomach sloshing? girl, i just laughed out loud--that's hilarious. there's nothing better than a little positive attention to motivate one to work out. :)
great bars, by the way. chunks trump chips every day. :)

Mary said...

Your running story is so funny, especially the part about the "sloshing stomach." I imagine people thinking about me, "should that pregnant girl be running like that," since I always get a majorly bloated belly while running. Probably because I chew gum and swallow so much air while I'm huffing and puffing.

Aggie said...

Oh look at that blondie, it's perfect!

Bunny said...

These blondies look fantastic Sharon.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

ohoooo can we get a video of you running... to analyse better hehehe

Bren said...

oh my goodness i want some right now! did you have a chance to eat at Potbelly's while you were in DC? They have a blondie to die for. I finally had it for the first time after eating there for 5 years! I was staying away from the temptation, but I finally gave in. Great pics...

Sharon said...

Bren, I LOVE Potbelly's! There's an absence of good sandiwch places in San Diego.