Blonde Brownies (Blondies)

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Blonde Brownies also known simply as Blondies, these little baked goods are just brownies minus the chocolate. Yes that’s right, someone voluntarily removed chocolate from this dessert. While the motivation may be insane, the outcome is delicious. Okay that’s just crazy! Who in their right mind removes chocolate from a brownie???

A stack of three Blonde Brownies, or Blondies, on parchment paper next to a glass of milk.

Once I saw that it was Blonde Brownie Day, I just could not pass that one up. I mean, come on…..I am blonde after all! 

What you need to make this recipe

  • unsalted butter
  • brown sugar
  • eggs
  • pure vanilla extract
  • sea salt
  • All-Purpose Flour 
  • baking powder
  • semisweet chocolate chips
  • pecans

How to make Blonde Brownies (Blondies)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 or 8 x 12 (1/4 sheet) pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

Toast pecans over medium heat until aromatic. Set aside to cool.

Toast Pecans in a non-stick skillet.

Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan.

Add the brown sugar, and stir until smooth.

Brown sugar stirred into melted butter with a wooden spoon.

Remove pan from heat, and pour mixture into a large bowl. Allow to cool until lukewarm.

Chop pecans, set aside.

Whisk eggs into sugar mixture one at a time. Stir in the vanilla and salt.

Add the flour and baking powder to the mixture, stir to combine.

Flour whisked into the melted butter and sugar mixture in a large glass bowl.

Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.

Chocolate Chips and Pecans stirred into the blondie mixture with a green spatula.

Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan, and bake for 30 – 35 minutes, until they’re light brown on the edges and the top. I added chocolate jimmies on top for fun.

Blonde brownie dough spread out in a baking sheet.

Place on cooling rack to cool, 15 – 20 minutes. Slice and serve.

A pan of Blonde Brownies with the corner cut out laying on parchment paper.

Everyone sing along…..cause I’m a blonde ya, ya, ya. Who remembers that song?

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Enjoy!!

A stack of three Blonde Brownies, or Blondies, on parchment paper next to a glass of milk.

Blonde Brownies (Blondies)

Blonde Brownies (Blondies) are a cross between a cookie and a brownies, and are oh so delicious!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bar cookie recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24 Servings
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar lightly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ¾ cups unbleached all-purpose flour I used King Arthur
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1.5 cups semisweet chocolate chips I used Ghirardelli
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9 x 13 or 8 x 12 (1/4 sheet) pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Toast pecans over medium heat until aromatic. Set aside to cool.
  • Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan.
  • Add the brown sugar, and stir until smooth.
  • Remove pan from heat, and pour mixture into a large bowl. Allow to cool until lukewarm.
  • Chop pecans, set aside.
  • Whisk eggs into sugar mixture one at a time. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
  • Add the flours and baking powder to the mixture, stir to combine.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.
  • Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan, and bake for 30 - 35 minutes, until they're light brown on the edges and the top. I added chocolate jimmies on top for fun.
  • Place on cooling rack to cool, 15 - 20 minutes. Slice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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One Comment

  1. OMGosh, I saw the title, and I immediately thought of us singing that song! It all came back, those times in high school, or was it our late teens/very early twenties, where we jokingly sang the chorus of the blonde song (don’t even know the real title of it) at the most appropriate of times… yes, during blonde moments 😉

    The blonde song aside…. I have never actually WANTED to try a blonde brownie, because who in their right mind removes chocolate from a brownie (???), but I’ll admit, you have intrigued me, and I must put it to the test with my fam’. After all, I never remember you particularly enjoying white chocolate, so you promoting a brownie with NO chocolate (except the chips of course) must be good.

    “Cause I’m a blonde B-L-O-N-D….”

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