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I decided to make a special treat for our movie watching party – We made Clifford the Big Red Dog Red Velvet Blondie Bars complete with chocolate paw prints! You’ll love how easy these are to make.
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What do you need to make Clifford the Big Red Dog Red Blondie Bars?
You will need a yellow or white cake mix as well as eggs, a stick of butter and some unsweetened cocoa. You’ll also need some chocolate melting wafers and chocolate chips.
How do you make Clifford the Big Red Dog Red Blondie Bars?
First, you’ll want to line an 9 x 13-in baking dish with foil and spray it with oil spray, so it’s easy to remove the blondies from the pan.
Next, we’ll make the batter. Combine the cake mix, cocoa, eggs, and melted butter in a large bowl.
Then, mix it all up with an electric mixer for about 1 minute to moisten all the ingredients together. The batter should be VERY thick.
Don’t mix too long, or your blondies will end up more like cake.
Add the food coloring until you get the desired red as you use the electric mixer. I used the color Super Red and added about 6 big drops of the gel food coloring to get the color I wanted.
Lastly, you’ll want to fold in 3/4 cup of baking chips into the batter.
Now it’s time to transfer the batter to the 9 x 13 pan. Make sure to spread the batter evenly to cover the entire bottom of the pan. This might take some time.
Then, it’s time to bake. I found the sweet spot was right at 25 minutes. Pull the blondies out when the top looks done.
Immediately get to work adding the “paw prints.” I placed 15 melting wafers on the blondies, 5 in 3 rows. Then, I added 4 baking chips around each melting wafer to finish the paw print look. They will start to melt quickly, which is what you want for them to melt a little to look like paw prints.
I like to use the Ghirardelli baking chips because they don’t look like the typical “kiss” type of chocolate chip. Instead, they are flat and look like miniature melting wafers. So, they are perfect for making paw prints.
Quickly, pop the baking dish in the fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour to slow down the chocolates from melting too much. This will make the paw prints look perfect.
When they are cool, slice into squares and enjoy with the movie!
Clifford the Big Red Dog Movie Plot Synopsis
In Theaters and Streaming on Paramount+ November 10, 2021
When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple. Based on the beloved Scholastic book character, Clifford will teach the world how to love big! Rated PG
Our Clifford the Big Red Dog Movie Review
My kids loved it! In fact, we’ve now watched it three times, they love it so much. When Clifford as a puppy first comes on screen, they were so excited. My 4 year old just kept saying “He’s so cute!” over and over again.
It’s a wonderful heartwarming story. Clifford was adorable, and we had lots of laughs.
It’s not very similar to the cartoon on PBS we all love, but that wasn’t a problem for us. In this story, Emily Elizabeth is bullied at school and lives with a single mom who is British. She has a fun down on his luck uncle who has to babysit her for a few days while her mom is on a work trip, and she and her uncle discover Bridwell’s Animal Rescue tent, where they find Clifford as a baby puppy. Mr. Bridwell is a bit “magical” and wonderfully played by John Clees, who is also the narrator.
There were not any scary parts to this movie, which I really was happy about. My 4 year old is very sensitive to this kind of thing with movies and television shows, so we have to be very careful what she watches. I was so glad this was an animal movie with no scary parts because that can be distressing to little kids.
My 4 year old’s favorite part of the movie was when Clifford suddenly grow to his huge size one night.
My 11 year old and 17 year old really enjoyed the movie, too. All my kids grew up watching Clifford the Big Red Dog, so it was a fun nostalgic movie to see together.
It’s a great family movie, and your kids will definitely enjoy it!
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- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
- Line an 9 x 13-in baking dish with foil and spray with oil spray.
- Combine cake mix, cocoa, egg, and melted butter.
- Use an electric mixer for about 1 minute to moisten all the ingredients together.
- Add food coloring until you get the desired red as you use the electric mixer.
- Fold in 3/4 cup of baking chips.
- Transfer to the baking dish and spread the batter.
- Bake for 25 minutes, until edges look done.
- Allow it to rest for about 2 minutes before placing the "paw prints."
- Add 12 of the larger melting wafers, Spaced out to 4 each in 3 rows.
- Then add 3-4 baking chips around each melting wafer for the toes of the paw print.
- Place the baking dish in the fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour, until cool.
- Slice squares.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
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