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Blondie Recipe

Looking for a little change to your regular chocolate brownies?

Have you tried a Blondie recipe yet?

They are easy and fun to make and can include your favorite flavors!

Popular legend has it that blondie brownies got their name after the pop music group Blondie.

It seems that a dessert chef in the southern United States was a music fan and he also preferred to bake with brown sugar rather than more traditional granulated white sugar that is used in most desserts.

Apparently, he created these "Butterscotch Bar Cookies" in the early 80s after watching Blondie's music video for Heart of Glass on the new music channel, MTV.

So, even though may they look like traditional chocolate brownies, blondie brownies are anything but.

You'll often find blondies, renamed as Congo Bars, that contain chocolate chips, walnuts, coconut and also blondie sundaes with vanilla ice cream and topped with warm caramel or butterscotch sauce.

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Here's our best collection of favorite recipes for blondies.

Chocolate Chip Blondie Recipe

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease an 13x9-inch baking pan and set aside.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy.
  3. To the butter mixture, add the eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. Blend in the flour mixture.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, walnuts and pecans.
  6. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake in preheated oven 30-35 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Cut bars into desired size and shape.

Date Pecan Blondies Recipe

High Altitidue Baking Tip: Above 3,500 feet - Increase flour to 1 3/4 cups and bake as directed.

  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease an 13x9-inch baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and eggs and blend well.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt and mix well.
  5. Stir in dates.
  6. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  7. Sprinkle top with pecans.
  8. Bake in preheated oven 18-28 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  11. Cut bars into desired size and shape.

Heath Bits Blondie Recipe

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 package (6 ounces) Heath Bits 'o Brickle, divided
  • 1/2 cup choppped pecans (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease an 8x8-inch square baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour with baking powder and salt and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs well.
  4. Slowly beat in granulated sugar and brown sugar until thick and creamy.
  5. Add melted butter, vanilla extract and almond extract and mix well.
  6. Gently stir in flour mixture until moistened.
  7. Fold in 2/3 cups Heath Bits o' Brickle and pecans, if using.
  8. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean..
  10. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle remaining Heath Bits o' Brickle over the top.
  11. Let pan cool completely on a wire rack.
  12. Cut bars into desired size and shape.

Toffee Spice Raisin Blondies Recipe

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloved
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter until smooth and creamy.
  4. Beat in eggs until incorporated.
  5. Stir in milk.
  6. Gradually blend in flour mixture.
  7. Stir in raisins.
  8. Spread the batter evenly into prepared 13x9-inch baking pan.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and let pan cool completely on a wire rack.
  11. Cut bars into desired size and shape.

Blondies Brownies with Almonds Recipe

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups almonds, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Set aside ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar together.
  3. Beat in the eggs and almond extract.
  4. Gradually blend in the flour and baking powder.
  5. Stir in the almonds and chocolate chips.
  6. Spread the batter evenly in ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let pan cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Cut bars into desired size and shape.

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