Cookies, brownies, and blondies are my favourite treats. I like fancy, elegant treats, but when it comes down to it, I’d rather have something simple. Blondies are easy to make, can be made with things you already have in your kitchen, and everyone loves them. I love to bring blondies to bake sales, potlucks, or just to have a warm pan ready when my family wants something sweet.
So, just what are blondies? Blondies are rich, sweet, delicious dessert bars. They are made so that vanilla tastes come out more than chocolate. There is also a lot of brown sugar in them, which gives them flavour and keeps them moist.
What makes Blondies different from Brownies?
Blondies and brownies are related, but I think of them as brothers and sisters:) Both are baked in a pan and cut into pieces, but blondies are made with vanilla while brownies are made with chocolate. Blondies taste like vanilla and are very chewy because they have a lot of brown sugar. They taste like caramel and butter and are hard to resist.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups of dark brown sugar in a bag
- 2 eggs, beaten just a little
- 1 tablespoon vanilla flavor
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 milligram of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup of candy bits
- Flaked sea salt, for putting on blondies
Calories: 223, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 89mg, Potassium: 55mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 279IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 35mg, Iron: 1mg.
Blondies: How to Make Them
You’ll love my blondie recipe because you only need ONE bowl to make them. It’s SO easy to make them! You won’t have to wait long to dig into a warm pan of tasty blondies.
- Start by getting ready! Heat your oven to 350°F and line a 913 baking dish with parchment paper. This makes it really easy to get the Blondies out of the pan after they’ve been baked.
- You can also make them easier to cut and serve after baking by spraying the parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray.
- Start with butter and brown sugar in a big bowl. Mix ’em up, then add eggs and vanilla.
- Now comes the dry stuff! Flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Stir those in just until they’re all mixed in.
- Mix in chocolate chips and bits of toffee to finish. Blondies don’t HAVE to have chocolate and toffee in them, but I really think you should add both. I like semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can use any kind you like. Make sure not to mix the batter too much.
- Spread the dough into the 9×13 pan you’ve already made and sprinkle sea salt on top.
- Bake for 30–40 minutes, but check at 30 minutes just to be safe. How long it takes to bake will depend on your oven. You want the blondies to be done in the middle and golden brown on top.
- Let them cool fully in the pan, then take them out and cut them into squares.
- Enjoy your new favourite dish! And it’s fine if you want to serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yummmmmm!
Mix-ins with more Blondie
Just like with regular brownies, you can add anything you want to mix-ins. This dish has chocolate chips and toffee bits, but you could use whatever your family likes best. Try:
- Chopped pretzels
- M&Ms and Reese’s Pieces
- Chips with peanut butter
- Walnuts, pecans, or almonds, chopped
- Chips of white chocolate
- flakes of coconut
How to Keep
The blondies can stay on the counter for up to 4 days if they are covered. Blondies can also be frozen. Let the cookies cool all the way down. When the bars are cool, cut them into pieces and put them in a freezer bag or container. Freeze for a month or more.
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