Blondies


An easy twist on a classic dessert, Blondies are a chewy treat that closely resembles a brownie, but that has a distinct flavor difference. Brown sugar shines in this blondies recipe, rather than cocoa, and vanilla extract and chocolate chips make this a simple yet rich dessert.

Looking for other brownie or bars for your dessert table? Your guests will love these Peanut Butter Brownies or the summer-favorite Lemon Cheesecake Bars.

Chocolate Chip BLondies ingredients

Did you know brownies originated in the early 20th century? Some think Fannie Farmer was the creator of the recipe, and some say a forgetful housewife left the baking powder out of her cake recipe but no one knows for sure. What everyone can agree on: brownies are a popular and easy dessert table idea, and this blondies recipe takes it one step further.

You will need:

  • 8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

How to make Blondies

STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush an 8-inch square baking pan with melted butter; line pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides. Also, butter paper.

STEP TWO: In a large bowl, whisk room temperature butter and sugars until smooth. Whisk in egg and vanilla until fully incorporated.

STEP THREE: Add flour and salt; mix just until moistened (do not over mix).

STEP FOUR: Fold in 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

STEP FIVE: Transfer batter to prepared pan; pour and smooth top. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.

STEP SIX: Bake until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, between 40 to 45 minutes.

STEP SEVEN: Set pan on a wire rack, and let cool completely.

STEP EIGHT: Using parchment overhang, lift cake from pan and transfer to a cutting board; cut into 16 squares.

Serve it fresh and warm from the oven with ice cream or make it ahead and enjoy it at room temperature. Blondies also make a great lunch-box surprise. Any way you serve blondies, they’re sure to be a hit!

Storing this recipe

room temperature

Blondies are the perfect counter treat—they taste great when left out at room temperature. To keep them fresh, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, foil, or store in an airtight container. Stored this way they should stay fresh for about 3 days, if your family doesn’t get to them first!

Uncut Blondies will stay fresher for longer than individually cut brownies, so if making ahead, wait until the day of to cut into serving portions.

In the Fridge/Freezer

If you want to keep them for longer, Blondies can be store in the fridge for a week, and in the freezer for up to 3 months. In both situations, you’ll want to wrap the blondie bars tightly with plastic wrap to keep the air from getting in and drying them out.

You can eat them cold, however pop them in the microwave in 15 second increments to make them soft and delicious once again.

The brown sugar in blondies helps make them one of the sweetest and best dessert bars out there. Rather than using cocoa. this blondie recipe is a fun play on the traditional brownie, yet has the same chewy and delicious texture. It will easily become a family favorite!

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Blondies

Once you try them, Blondies will quickly become your new favorite dessert. With brown sugar instead of cocoa, blonde brownies are a rich & indulgent treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Blondie Brownies, Blondies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 2835kcal
Author Stephanie Keeping

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush an 8-inch square baking pan with melted butter; line pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides. Also, butter paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk room temperature butter and sugars until smooth. Whisk in egg and vanilla until fully incorporated.
  • Add flour and salt; mix just until moistened (do not over mix). Fold in 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan; pour and smooth top. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  • Bake until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, between 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Set pan on a wire rack, and let cool completely. Using parchment overhang, lift cake from pan and transfer to a cutting board; cut into 16 squares.

Notes

Try topping with ice cream for an extra delicious dessert!

Nutrition

Calories: 2835kcal | Carbohydrates: 378g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 148g | Saturated Fat: 90g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 49g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 430mg | Sodium: 2494mg | Sugar: 266g

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