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This easy blondie recipe comes together in one bowl in 15 minutes! These homemade blondies are thick, chewy, and buttery with plenty of brown sugar and vanilla flavor.
The Best Homemade Blondie Recipe
If you love homemade fudgy brownies, wait until you try their fairer, just as decadent cousins: blondies! These are rich butterscotch-flavored dessert bars, like a brownie minus the cocoa powder.
This blondie recipe produces thick, soft-baked bars filled with buttery caramelized flavor and melty white chocolate.
Serve these blondies with a scoop of ice cream for an indulgent dessert, or take them along to your next get-together or potluck. Any way you slice these, you’re going to love ‘em.
Why You’ll Love Blondies
- Buttery flavor. These blondies are decadent, sweet, and buttery with an irresistible crinkly top. They’re soft-baked so that the centers stay thick and gooey.
- Filled with white chocolate. Pockets of white chocolate chips get all melty in the oven and really take these dessert bars up a notch.
- Quick and easy. One bowl and 15 minutes are all you need!
What’s the Difference Between a Blondie and a Brownie?
If brownies are brunettes, blondies are the blondes in the family. Blondies get their flavor from brown sugar and vanilla, while brownies are flavored and colored dark with cocoa powder or chocolate. These classic blondies are sweet, chewy, and so indulgent. I can’t wait for you to try them.
Below are some notes on what goes into the ultimate gooey blondies. You likely have what you need already! Be sure to scroll to the full recipe card below the post for the complete ingredients, amounts, and recipe instructions.
- Butter – I recommend unsalted butter, melted before you start.
- Brown Sugar – Blondies rely on brown sugar for their distinctive caramelized flavor and chewiness. You can use light or brown sugar.
- Cornstarch – A little cornstarch enhances the chewiness and also absorbs some of the melted butter to make your blondies less oily. Don’t skip it!
- White Chocolate Chips – You can also use semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips if you prefer. Peanut butter or butterscotch chips would also be delicious!
How to Make Blondies
Effortless desserts are always a win in my books, and desserts don’t get much easier than freshly baked blondies! The batter comes together all in one bowl:
- Mix the wet ingredients. First, cream together brown sugar with melted butter, then add the eggs and vanilla.
- Add the dry ingredients. Beat the dry ingredients into the batter until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Bake. Transfer the blondie batter to a parchment-lined 8” baking pan. Bake at 350ºF for 30-34 minutes, then take the blondies out to cool completely before slicing.
How Do I Know If My Blondies Are Done?
These blondies are chewy and a little gooey in the center, with crisp edges. Your blondies are done baking when they turn golden on top and start to pull away from the sides of the pan. Stick a toothpick into the center of the blondies, and if it comes out clean, they’re done!
Keep the below tips in mind for the best homemade blondies that come out of the oven thick, chewy, and full of flavor every time:
- Grease and line the pan. I recommend spraying the pan with a thin layer of cooking spray and then lining it with parchment paper. This helps to easily remove the bars from the pan. Since they’re so buttery, it also helps prevent them from sticking to the pan.
- Use another size pan. You can bake your blondies in a 9” square pan rather than an 8”, just reduce the baking time by 5-10 minutes (the exact baking time will vary, so keep a close eye).
- Don’t overcook. Check your blondies for doneness after 30 minutes (see above) and be careful that they don’t overbake. Overcooked brownies and blondies will be dry, hard, and crumbly.
Once you’ve mastered this blondie recipe, there’s no limit to the variations that you can try. Below are some ways to change up the flavors and ingredients in this easy dessert.
- Use brown butter. Brown butter is rich, nutty, and easy to make on your stovetop. If you’ve never made blondies with browned butter before, it’s honestly life-changing. See my brown butter blondies recipe for details.
- Add-ins. Stir in chopped nuts, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, Mini M&Ms, or Reese’s Pieces.
- Add frosting. Dress up this blondie recipe with brown butter frosting, easy peanut butter frosting, or fun and festive rainbow chip frosting.
- Add spices. Mix in ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for a fall-inspired twist. Or, give these spiced and frosted cinnamon roll blondies a try.
- Add Flakey salt. It’s no secret, I am in love with a good flakey salt.
How to Store Blondies
- To Store. Wait until they’ve cooled completely and then transfer them to an airtight container. They’ll keep at room temperature for up to 5 days.
- Freezer. Freeze these blondies airtight and thaw them to room temperature before eating. If you’re not freezing them individually wrapped, I recommend stacking them with parchment paper between layers to keep the bars from sticking.
More Brownies and Bars
This easy blondie recipe produces thick, buttery homemade blondies with plenty of brown sugar and vanilla flavor. Everything comes together in one bowl in 15 minutes!
- ¾ cup (170g) unsalted butter, melted
- 1 ¾ cups (384g) light brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ½ cup (245g) all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon (9.5g) corn starch
- 1 teaspoon (3.7g) baking powder
- 1 teaspoon (5g) salt
- 2 teaspoon (10ml) pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup (180g) white chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray and a 8-inch pan with cooking spray and then line with parchment paper and set aside.
- Combine the butter with the sugar; beat together until well combined. Next add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
- Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and beat just until the flour is incorporated. Then add the white chocolate chips and beat until combined.
- Press the dough in a prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake at 350°F for 30-34 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool completely prior to cutting.
- Add your favorite mix-ins: These would also be great with chopped nuts, peanut butter chips, mini M&Ms or Reese’s pieces.
- These can also be baked in a 9-inch square pan, just reduce the baking time by 5-10 minutes (estimated)
- Store in a airtight container for up to 5 days.
- Category: Brownies
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
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