Smarties means two different things to a Canadian and an American. In Canada, we picture the colourful candy coated chocolate treats. I think of the old commercial from the 80s, “When you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last?”. In the USA, Smarties are little candy tablets known as Rockets here. Same candy, different name. In this recipe, I’m using Canadian Smarties. If you’re in the USA and can’t find them, use another type of candy coated chocolate in its place or pick some up on Amazon.
This post is not sponsored, but I did receive some of the spring themed Smarties to try. They also included a recipe for these scrumptious Smarties Blondies. I made them for my family and they turned out fabulous so I took some photos to share with you!
I used the Smarties Spring Mix canister which is available for a limited time only. When it’s not Spring, use regular boxes of Smarties. The Spring Mix is filled with pastel colours and makes a pretty dessert, don’t you think?
Chewy and sweet bars dotted with delicious candy coated chocolate Smarties. You may want to double the batch because these are gone in a flash!
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup Smarties
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and sugar until combined. Add in egg and vanilla and beat to combine.
- Mix in flour and salt. Add in Smarties and mix to combine.
- Spread mixture evenly into baking pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely. Cut into 9 squares.
I made a little video of me making the dessert. Check it out.
Are you a Smarties fan?