You’ll fall in love with this blondie recipe! Chewy-gooey and fudgy, with a rich, caramel brown sugar taste. They’re the best blondies ever!

Best Blondie Recipe

Mmm, blondies.

Don’t you just love that crackly top? And that gooey center, so fudgy and buttery, with the deep, caramel-y brown sugar flavor?

I find them completely irresistible!

And the fact that they’re so easy to make, and infinitely adaptable is just the icing on the cake.

Classic Blondie Recipe


Blondies are a simple bar cookie, similar to a brownie but without the chocolate.

(If you’re looking for an AMAZING brownie recipe, check out this one: Brownies from Scratch. They’re a top favorite at my house!)

In place of the chocolate you get the most amazing brown sugar flavor. It almost tastes like caramel, or toffee, or even butterscotch. So scrumptious!

And they’re great with all sorts of add-ins. For the bars you see here, I used white chocolate chips and hazelnuts. Yum!

But you could also try throwing in a handful of chocolate chips, or M&M’s, or sprinkles (to make a funfetti version). Or any kind of nut! We love blondies with walnuts or macadamias.

You can do any combination of chips, nuts, or candy. The possibilities are limitless!

Brown Sugar Blondies Recipe


This is a really easy blondie recipe.

Start by whisking the brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla together until smooth.

Then, add the flour, leavening, and salt.

Toss in whatever add-ins you like, and bake it all up until crackly on top, chewy around the edges, and gloriously soft and fudgy towards the center.

Chewy Blondies Recipe


If you’d like to make gluten-free blondies, just replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend that subs 1:1 for regular flour. Here are a few good options:

For a dairy-free option, use your favorite vegan butter substitute.


I like my bars to be on the thicker side, so I usually bake them in a 9×9-inch square pan. But these blondies can also be baked in a 9×13-inch pan.

If you go that route, the blondies will come out thinner, and they probably won’t need to bake quite as long. You’ll know they’re done when the edges are set, but they’re still a bit soft in the center.

Chewy Blondies Recipe

I hope you love this blondie recipe! And I want to know all about how you make it your own, so leave me a comment and let me know what add-ins you used, if any!

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Watch this quick video to see how it’s done!

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Blondie Recipe

You'll fall in love with this blondie recipe! Chewy-gooey and fudgy, with a rich, caramel brown sugar taste. They're the best blondies ever!

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 55 minutes
Serves 12     adjust servings


  • 2 cups (loosely packed) brown sugar (I used 1 1/2 cups light brown + 1/2 cup dark brown)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup chips (chocolate, butterscotch, white chocolate, etc)*
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, macadamias, etc.)*


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Mist a 9x9-inch baking pan with non-stick spray, and line it with parchment paper.
  3. Place the brown sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk until smooth.
  4. Fold in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Stir in chips/nuts (if using), and transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan, smoothing it in an even layer.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until set around the edges but still soft towards the center.
  7. Cool completely and cut into squares.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 509kcal Calories from fat 241
% Daily Value
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Carbohydrate 63g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 44g
Protein 6g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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