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Blondies – This is the BEST blondie recipe ever! Thick and chewy bars with a rich caramelized flavor. Easy to customize with your favorite mix-ins.


Have you ever had a blondie before? If you haven’t, let me introduce you to your new favorite dessert! Blondies are like a brownie if there was no cocoa powder or chocolate in it but don’t worry, they are every bit as delicious. Instead of the chocolate flavor that you expect in a brownie, a blondie was a rich, almost caramel like flavor from using dark brown sugar in it. It is absolutely AMAZING.

Blondies are also really easy to customize by using various mix-ins like dried berries (cranberries or cherries are a great choice), baking chips (like chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, etc), or even wilder mix-ins like Oreos. The possibilities are endless! I suggest using about 1/2 of a cup of your favorite mix-ins in the recipe. Additionally, don’t use wet ingredients such as fresh fruit. Those can add too much moisture and make the blondies not bake correctly.

Common Questions About Making Blondies

What are blondies?

A blondie is essentially a brownie without any cocoa powder.

What do blondies taste like?

Blondies have a texture similar to brownies but with a caramel-vanilla flavor from the brown sugar and vanilla extract.

What types of blondies can I make?

There are so many varieties of blondies! Some of my favorites include –

What can I serve blondies with?

I like serving blondies with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce or white chocolate sauce.

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Yield: 9 Servings


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 12 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x9" pan with parchment paper and spray it with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  3. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the flour and baking powder, folding in the dry ingredients until no large lumps remain - about 1 minute of gentle folding.
  5. Fold in the white chocolate chips, if using.
  6. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean - about 28-30 minutes.
  7. Cool completely in the pan and then slice and enjoy.
  8. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.


* If you don't have dark brown sugar, light brown sugar works instead

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