Blondies

 

Blondies stacked on top of each other
Blondies are rich, buttery, and chewy. This simple dessert bar recipe is a delicious twist on a classic brownie recipe.
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  1. Blondies Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make This Blondies Recipe
  4. How to Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Recipes You’ll Love
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Blondies are rich, buttery, and chewy. This dessert bar recipe is a simple treat that’s made extra decadent with the addition of chocolate chips. You won’t believe how easy it is to put together this yummy dessert with just 5 minutes of prep time. 

If you love simple and delicious dessert bar recipes you’ll want to make sugar cookie bars, lemon brownies, and snickerdoodle cheesecake bars

Blondies stacked on top of each other

Blondies Ingredients

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You will need:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Substitutions and Additions

CHOCOLATE CHIPS: Swap the chocolate chips for butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, or white chocolate chips in this yummy recipe. 

NUTS: Add chopped walnuts or other chopped nuts to these cookie bars for a bit of extra crunch. 

TOPPING: Add a drizzle of caramel sauce to make these bars extra sweet.

How to Make This Blondies Recipe

STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush an 8×8-inch square baking pan with melted butter and line the pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides.

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

PRO TIP: If you use salted butter, reduce the amount of salt added to the recipe.

butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla whisk in a bowl

STEP THREE: Add flour and salt and mix just until moistened (do not over mix). Fold in ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

PRO TIP: Do not overmix the batter or the blondies may come out crumbly or tough and not as chewy as they should.

flour and salt mixed together on a bowl

STEP FOUR: Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle the top with the remaining chocolate chips.

STEP FIVE: Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

overhead shot of brownie batter in a baking dish

STEP SIX: Set the pan on a wire rack and let cool completely. Using the parchment overhang, lift the blondies from the pan and transfer them to a cutting board. Cut into squares.

How to Serve

Serve blondies warm from the oven with a scoop of ice cream or a spoonful of whipped cream. You can also enjoy them at room temperature with a drizzle of warm hot fudge or caramel sauce over the top. Don’t forget a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea to sip on while you enjoy your yummy treat. 

Storage

ON THE COUNTER: Blondies are the perfect counter treat—they taste great when left out at room temperature. To keep them fresh, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, foil, or store them in an airtight container. Stored this way they should stay fresh for about 3 days. Uncut blondies will stay fresher for longer than individually cut blondies, so if making ahead, wait until the day you are serving them to cut into portions. 

IN THE FRIDGE: If you want to keep them for longer, this easy blondie recipe can be stored in the fridge for a week. Wrap the blondie bars tightly with plastic wrap to keep the air from getting in and drying them out. 

IN THE FREEZER: Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw on the counter when you are ready to serve them. You can eat them cold, however, pop them in the microwave in 15-second increments to make them soft and delicious once again.

close up shot of Blondies on parchment paper

Blondies closely resemble brownies thanks to their rich, chewy texture, but with their own scrumptious flavor. No shaping or scooping is needed to make this yummy dessert bar recipe. Perfect for potlucks, picnics, and get-togethers, blondies mix up fast, making them a family favorite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these in a larger pan? 

If you would like to make these in a larger pan such as a 9-inch baking pan, you certainly can, but keep in mind you’d have to adjust the baking time since the bars would be thinner and bake quicker.

Can I freeze blondies? 

Wrap your blondies well and pop them in the freezer for up to three months.

What can I add to blondies? 

You can add up to 1 cup of extra mix-ins to your blondies. Try chopped nuts or extra chocolate chips for more crunch.

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Blondies

Blondies are rich, buttery, and chewy. This simple dessert bar recipe is a delicious twist on a classic brownie recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush an 8×8-inch square baking pan with melted butter and line the pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides.
  • In a large bowl, whisk butter and sugars until smooth. Whisk in egg and vanilla until fully incorporated.
  • Add flour and salt and mix just until moistened (do not over mix). Fold in ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle the top with the remaining chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Set the pan on a wire rack and let cool completely. Using the parchment overhang, lift the blondies from the pan and transfer them to a cutting board. Cut into squares.

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Notes

  • If you use salted butter, reduce the amount of salt added to the recipe.
  • Do not overmix the batter or the blondies may come out crumbly or tough and not as chewy as they should.

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