My Blondie recipe is the most delicious bar recipe. Easy to make and even easier to eat, this is your family’s new favorite dessert!
Bar recipes are one of my favorite desserts to make because they are so easy. You get all the deliciousness of cookies without worrying about scooping and rolling. Besides that, you can be just a little less precise with bars because you don’t have to consider how the cookies will spread.
Just about any of your favorite cookie recipes can be tossed into a pan and made into bars. But let’s start with these amazing melt in your mouth blondies! These are buttery soft and delicious, made perfect with the great taste of white chocolate thrown into the mix.
What are Blondies?
A blondie is a dessert bar made similarly to a brownie, which is why they are sometimes called “blonde or blondie brownies.” Unlike brownies which are made with cocoa and chocolately, blondies are made with vanilla and brown sugar. Blondies are chewy and full of rich delicious flavor.
How to Make Blondies
Here is a brief overview of how this blondie brownies recipe comes together. For the full recipe including all measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
- Combine dry ingredients. Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
- Mix wet ingredients. Cream together the brown sugar and butter until it is light and fluffy using a stand mixer or hand mixer. Mix in the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients. Add in the flour mixture. Be careful not to overmix.
- Fold in white chocolate chips. Spread the batter into the baking dish and bake.
Best Pan For Bars
This pan is my very favorite for making bars. Because it is made from metal (rather than glass or ceramic), it conducts heat better, leading to a better bar.
I like to cut a piece of parchment paper that runs the length of the pan, and a second piece of parchment paper that runs the width. The two together will allow you to pull the bars right out of the pan when they are finished and cut 24 even-sized bars. (See the photo below.)
Measuring and Mixing Flour
Measuring flour correctly is a make or break step in all baking recipes. Getting too much or too little in your blondie brownie recipe will completely change it. Follow these steps to get the right amount of flour every time:
- Whisk the flour in the bag or container it’s stored in.
- Use a spoon to scoop the flour from its container into the measuring cup. Do not scoop it with the measuring cup.
- Use the back of a spatula to smooth it.
Tips and Tricks
- Measure your flour correctly. This is so important in all baking recipes, it gets its own section above.
- Let your butter cool. If you combine piping hot butter with eggs in the batter, the eggs will start cooking. We want to avoid that.
- Make sure your baking powder is fresh. To test its freshness, add a little water to it. It should bubble right away. If it doesn’t, replace it. Baking powder needs to be replaced every six months. Also, make sure you use baking powder and NOT baking soda.
- Add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients all at once. Rather than adding a little at a time, add it all at once, mixing it slowly at first so it doesn’t go everywhere, and then turning it up and mixing just until the flour disappears. This lowers the risk of overstimulating the gluten which can lead to dense bars.
- Change the mix-ins. You can swap some or all of the white chocolate chips for milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or butterscotch chips. Chopped walnuts would also be delicious and add some crunch.
Make your bars as delectable looking as in the photos by adding some white chocolate chips to the top of the pan right as soon as they come out of the oven. You will need about 1/4 cup more.
Freezing Blondie Recipe
To freeze blondie brownies, bake them and allow them to cool. Cut into squares and place in a single layer in a freezer-safe bag or container. Freeze them for an hour or two. Then, use parchment paper to separate the layers and prevent them from sticking together. Store them in the freezer for up to three months and allow them to thaw before eating.
Other Bar Recipes
Enjoy a blondies bar with a glass of Iced Coffee and you have a perfect afternoon treat. Here are some other great and simple bar recipes:
If you make this easy blondie recipe or any of my other recipes, please leave a comment and let me know what you think. I love hearing from you!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (180 grams)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar (319.5 grams)
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (169.5 grams) melted and cooled
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup white chocolate chips (170 grams)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9 by 13 pan with parchment paper (see photo in the post), or spray lightly with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt.1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream together the brown sugar and butter, for about 3 minutes. Mix in the eggs one at a time until they are incorporated. Then add in the vanilla extract.1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar, 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, 2 large eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Add in the flour mixture. Turn the mixer on low and mix until it is just combined enough that you can turn it all the way up to finish incorporating the flour mixture. Mix until it is just incorporated, being careful not to overmix.
- Mix in the white chocolate chips. Then spread the dough in the prepared baking dish.1 cup white chocolate chips
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing. Enjoy!