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Blondies

Blondies

Every now and then I get a taste for something sweet and decadent like homemade cookies, brownies, or carrot cake from my favorite restaurant. But buying pre-made desserts from a store or restaurant can be so expensive. Today, I have a much better option for you! Say hello to these rich, chewy, and buttery Blondies! They’re every bit as delicious as they look and they’re so easy to make. No mixer needed. So if you’re in the mood for baking this weekend or maybe you want to make a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day, these Blondies are sure to be a hit and probably your new favorite dessert!

Side close up view of four blondie bars stacked on top of each other.

What Are Blondies?

I like to call these sweet little treats the cousin to our favorite Fudgy Homemade Brownies. Blondies are similar to brownies except they are made without the chocolate flavor of cocoa powder. Instead blondies get their rich flavor from a good amount of brown sugar and vanilla extract. And to make these blondies even more special, we used brown butter, which enhances the flavor and all together gives them a slight caramel, butterscotch taste.

Ingredients For Blondies

Here’s everything you need to make these irresistible Blondie bars:

  • Brown Butter: We used browned butter to add a rich, nutty, caramel flavor to the blondies. It not only gives it double the flavor, but also adds a beautiful golden brown color to these bars.
  • Brown sugar & Granulated white sugar: Brown sugar is one of the key ingredients and adds sweetness and lots of moisture to the blondies. We tested this recipe with just brown sugar and also using a combination of brown & white sugar. The use of brown & white sugar was the perfect balance and definitely the winner!
  • Eggs: Eggs give the blondies strength and helps them bake into a sliceable texture.
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract adds even more rich flavor to the blondies.
  • All-purpose flour: Flour provides structure and body to the blondies.
  • Baking Powder: Baking powder helps the blondies rise.
  • Salt: A little bit of salt helps the flavors pop.
  • White chocolate chips: Just a few white chocolate chips added a nice contrast and chocolate flavor to the blondies. We only used a small amount because we didn’t want to take away from the deliciousness of the blondie, but feel free to add more if you want!

Blondie Variations

You can easily swap out the white chocolate chips in this recipe for other candies or nuts based on your own personal preference. Here are a few ideas for you:

  • Butterscotch chips
  • Dark or Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter chips
  • M&Ms – use festive colored m&ms for special holidays like pastel colors for Easter, red & pink for Valentine’s Day or green & red for Christmas!
  • Chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Dried cherries or dried cranberries
  • A drizzle of Caramel sauce on top of the batter right before baking
Close up overhead view of blondies on parchment paper with one blondie turned on it's side.
Side close up view of four blondie bars stacked on top of each other.

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Blondies

These rich, chewy, and buttery Blondies are every bit as delicious as they look and so easy to make! The perfect sweet dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Total Cost $3.98 recipe / $0.33 serving
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 293kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup salted butter (12 Tbsp) $1.60
  • 1 cup brown sugar $0.52
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar $0.17
  • 2 large eggs $0.33
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract $0.50
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour $0.30
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder $0.03
  • 1/4 tsp salt $0.02
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips $0.51

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the butter into several tablespoon-sized chunks and add it to a small light-colored skillet. Heat the butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the butter solids turn deep brown and develop a nutty aroma (it will first become foamy, then the solids will sink to the bottom and turn brown).
  • While the butter is browning, add the brown sugar and granulated white sugar to a large mixing bowl.
  • Once the butter has browned, remove it from the heat immediately to prevent burning, and carefully pour it into the mixing bowl with the sugars. Whisk the brown butter and both sugars together until smooth.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Add the flour mixture to the bowl with the wet ingredients. Use a rubber spatula to stir the flour into the batter until evenly combined.
  • Finally add the white chocolate chips to the batter and fold them in until just combined.
  • Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Add the blondie batter to the baking dish and spread it out evenly. Feel free to add a few more white chocolate chips on top of the batter.
  • Bake the blondies in the preheated oven for 33-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove the blondies from the oven and let them cool for 10-15 minutes before lifting the parchment paper out of the baking dish. Slice into 12 bars and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1blondie | Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Sodium: 177mg | Fiber: 0.4g
Close overhead view of blondies laying flat on parchment paper.

How to Make Blondies – Step by Step Photos

Overhead view of browned butter in a saucepan.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut 12 Tbsps of butter into several tablespoon-sized chunks and add it to a small light-colored skillet. Heat the butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the butter solids turn deep brown and develop a nutty aroma (it will first become foamy, then the solids will sink to the bottom and turn brown).

Brown butter being added to white and brown sugar.

While the butter is browning, add 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated white sugar to a large mixing bowl. Once the butter has browned, remove it from the heat immediately to prevent burning, and carefully pour it into the mixing bowl with the sugars. Whisk the brown butter and both sugars together until smooth.

Eggs and vanilla added to bowl with sugar mixture.

Add 2 large eggs and 2 tsp vanilla extract to the bowl and whisk until smooth.

Dry ingredients whisked in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, stir together 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt until well combined.

Dry ingredients added to wet ingredients in a bowl.

Add the flour mixture to the bowl with the wet ingredients. Use a rubber spatula to stir the flour into the batter until evenly combined.

White chocolate chips added to batter.

Finally add 1/4 cup white chocolate chips to the batter and fold until just combined.

Blondie batter added to a parchment lined baking dish.

Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Add the blondie batter to the baking dish and spread it out evenly. Feel free to add a few more white chocolate chips on top of the batter.

Cooked blondies in a baking dish.

Bake the blondies in the preheated oven for 33-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Overhead photo of blondies on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Remove the blondies from the oven and let them cool for 10-15 minutes before lifting the parchment paper out of the baking dish. Slice into 12 bars and enjoy!

Close up overhead view of blondies on parchment paper with one blondie turned on it's side.

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