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

WHAT ARE BLONDIES?

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

HOW TO MAKE BLONDIES

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

VARIATIONS ON THIS BLONDIE 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.

HOW TO BAKE THIS BLONDIE RECIPE IN A DIFFERENT SIZED PAN

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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Best Blondie Recipe
Blondie Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
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!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blondie
Servings: 12
Calories: 464 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups brown sugar loosely packed (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.)*
Instructions
  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.

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Nutrition Facts
Blondie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 blondie)
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Potassium 172mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 36g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 10.2%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 7.8%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.