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Mini Kiss Blondie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups (10 ounce package) Hershey's Mini Kisses Milk Chocolate, divided
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Beat butter and shortening in large bowl on medium speed of mixer just until blended.
  3. Add brown sugar and granulated sugar; beat well.
  4. Beat in eggs, vanilla extract and baking soda.
  5. Gradually beat in flour (if dough becomes too stiff, stir in remaining flour with spoon).
  6. Set aside 1/2 cup Mini Kisses; stir in remaining Kisses and nuts.
  7. Press dough into ungreased 15 1/2 x 10-inch jellyroll pan (dough will be stiff).
  8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until top is golden.
  9. Remove from oven; immediately place reserved Kisses over top, pressing down lightly.
  10. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  11. Cut into bars.

Makes 48 bars.