Is it really true that blonds have more fun?
When I was a kid, I certainly thought so. Many of the popular Disney princesses were blond, and it seemed to me that to get any attention in this world, to be a pretty princess, to marry Prince Charming, one had to be blond. Which was a shame because I happened to be brunette. This caused me to hold Disney’s Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and blond people I met on the street in great contempt, perhaps unfairly.
Then I discovered Ariel the little mermaid, who quickly became my favorite princess because a) she was a mermaid and b) she didn’t have blond hair. I wanted to stand out with a feisty red hairdo that flowed in the breeze. But my mom wouldn’t allow me to dye my hair blond or red. So I was stuck with boring brunette hair.
I finally began to identify with the kick-butt brunettes of the children’s entertainment scene with Pocohantas, that historically wonky Disney movie that always got my heart pumping with the sheer excitement of living with talking trees and fighting European warriors. If a brunette could do all that while the fair-haired heroines were locked in towers or under a deep sleep, maybe being brunette was more exciting than I’d first thought.
(image source: http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Pocahontas_(character) )
Now that I’m older and much more mature, I have resolved that I don’t want to dye my hair blond or red anymore. My heart is set on dying it purple.
But seriously, hair color doesn’t really affect happiness! Regardless of what you look like, you can have exciting adventures. In my opinion, a world where everyone sported the same hair color would be boring.
Likewise, if all desserts were blond, that would pose a serious problem. A great percentage of sweet-lovers in this world hold chocolate as the golden standard of dessert flavors. That’s why, rather than making a boring blondie, I decided to enhance the experience with a multitude of tasteful colors.
First, I mixed into the blondie batter some chocolate chips that were deliciously brown as can be. I added chocolate raspberry flavored yogurt, and some ravishingly red fresh raspberries, to honor the redheads of the dessert world. Topping it all off with a brunette drizzle of chocolate hazelnut butter makes for decadent, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness, as well as proving that some of the best things in this world are not blond!
So celebrate diversity with me today, and make this blond, red, and brunette fro-yo sundae! (But please, no hair in the actual sundae!!)
Chocolate Raspberry Blondie Fro-Yo Sundae
blondie recipe based on recipe from foodista.com
makes one generous serving
- 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tbs Truvia baking blend
- dash cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 2 tbs water
- 2 tbs pumpkin butter
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 15 semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 Dannon brand Light & Fit 80 calorie yogurt, Raspberry Chocolate flavor
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 tbs chocolate hazelnut butter
Freeze the Dannon yogurt for about two hours or until texture is similar to that of soft-serve frozen yogurt.
For microwave blondie: Combine whole wheat pastry flour, Truvia, a dash of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in small, microwave-safe bowl. Mix.
Add water, pumpkin butter, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Microwave for 45 seconds to one minute (microwaves vary so adjust timing accordingly. I like to err on the side of too short a microwave time so the end result remains moist.)
Now, to add the toppings: Remove yogurt from freezer. If texture is too hard, use an ice cream scoop or spoon to mush it a bit, until texture resembles commercial soft serve frozen yogurt.
Then, use ice cream scoop to scoop the frozen yogurt on top of warm blondie. Arrange fresh raspberries on top. To finish it off, drizzle chocolate hazelnut butter over all this delicious goodness.
You probably don’t need to be told, but just in case here’s the final piece of instructions: dig in! And savor.
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