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Gemma’s Best Ever Blondies

4.34 from 218 votes
My Best Ever Blondies recipe goes for the gold with indulgent butterscotch and chewy, brownie-like texture.
Make homemade blondies in a matter of minutes with my decadent, best blondies recipe.

Hi Bold Bakers!

I have a secret… Although I don’t often admit it, I actually prefer butterscotch to chocolate. I know all of you chocolate-loving Bold Bakers are thinking no way, lady – wellmy Best Ever Blondie Recipe might just convert you. Decadent, chewy butterscotch makes this hands-down the best blondies recipe.

What is the Difference Between a Blondie and a Brownie?

If you’ve never tasted one before you might be asking what is a blondie and how is it different than a brownie. Well, it’s really simple and it’s pretty genius. A blondie is a fudgy baked bar with the same textural elements of a brownie. Brownies are balanced with a magic ratio of oil, sugar, flour, chocolate, and eggs. A bit of flour, rich eggs, and sweet sugar provide brownies with moisture and allow them to cook without being “set” entirely. These elements form that unmistakable fudge center and can be found in a blondie as well. While a brownie uses dark chocolate to flavor the batter, blondies get their blonde color and butterscotch flavor from caramel-like brown sugar, aromatic vanilla extract, and rich white chocolate. The result is a unique caramel flavor and brownie texture, hence “blonde brownies” or blondies.

Blondie Recipe

How Do You Make a Blondie?

What makes this one of my best desserts is not just the taste but the simplicity of its process. This blonde brownie recipe is a foolproof, one-bowl recipe that can be made in under 15 minutes. Because this blondie recipe is made with such simple baking ingredients, it’s the kind of treat that can be made at the drop of a hat. I love to make these blondies for all kinds of occasions but I am known to make them for no reason at all. For your blondies, start by mixing together melted butter and brown sugar. After that, crack in your eggs and be generous with your vanilla. Then, fold in the flour and the white chocolate chips. That’s it! After baking in the oven for 30 minutes, your blondies will come out golden brown on top and thick and chewy in the center. Chocoholics, prepare to swoon.  You are about to have a new favorite dessert!

Best Ever Blondies

How to Make Brown Sugar

Should you be unable to find brown sugar in your country, be sure to check out my homemade brown sugar recipe. With just two ingredients, throwing together your own brown sugar is simple. I personally love to make my own basic ingredients as it means I never run out of building blocks for a great dessert.

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What Can I Add to Blondies?

I love the flavor of these so much that I don’t really think they need anything else. That being said, feel free to add your favorite nuts and toppings to take these blondies above and beyond.

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Gemma's Best Ever Blondies

4.34 from 218 votes
My Best Ever Blondies recipe goes for the gold with indulgent butterscotch and chewy, brownie-like texture.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 9
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
My Best Ever Blondies recipe goes for the gold with indulgent butterscotch and chewy, brownie-like texture.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 9

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) butter, melted
  • 2 cups (12oz/340g)brown sugar
  • 2 eggs , room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (10oz/284g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 11/2 cups (9oz/255g) white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350oF (180oC). Butter and line an 8 x 8 inch tin with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave for 25-30 seconds or in a pot on the stovetop.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar.
  • Make sure that the mixture isn't hot, then stir in the egg and vanilla.
  • Using a spatula, mix in the flour and salt. Once the batter is evenly combined fold in the white chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the batter into your lined tin, and bake for roughly 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown, and the middle is just set. To achieve the perfect blondie on the inside you want to make sure you bake then for just the right amount of time and don't over bake them.
  • Allow the blondies to completely cool in the tin before removing from the parchment paper and cutting.
  • Cut the blondies into 9 squares and enjoy warm preferably. Cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

 

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RF74
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RF74
7 days ago

Yesterday was my first try and was perfect . Smooth flat top. Today I baked 3 batches. First two batches turned out very wrinkled and very greasy. It sank after cooling even I baked them longer than yesterday. Very good inside and oily outside. Eggs were not at room temperature which might affected it. Butter mixture was not warm. The batter was like cookie dough. The 3rd batch used room temperature eggs. Got better but still wrinkled on top, not so perfect as yesterday. Any idea what I did wrong? It’s killing when I cannot get it right. Hope you… Read more »

gasley
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gasley
7 days ago

Hi Gemma,

How can I reduce the sweetness of this recipe? Thank you

Malar Maneom
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Malar Maneom
14 days ago

Hi Gemma,

This is a great recipe. Can I make them individually in cup cakes? Thanks
How long do I need to bake it ?

astrid_julia
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astrid_julia
1 month ago

Hi Gemma!

Your recipe says to use a tablespoon of vanilla, but in your video you use a teaspoon. Which measurement should be used?
I’m going to make the blondies as a surprise for my boyfriend, so he’ll have a lovely dessert after a long day of work! Thank you!

bridaigneal
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bridaigneal
1 month ago

I ran out of butter. Can I use margarine? huhuhuhu

Steve T. Chow
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Steve T. Chow
1 month ago

Would doubling the recipe work for a 9×13” pan? And should I adjust the baking time?

Joan
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Joan
1 month ago

I have made these blondies about half a dozen times now and it’s never failed me! These are seriously the best! I’ve made them with white chocolate, walnuts, almonds, m&m’s and cashews and they taste so good all the time! Thank you so much for these Gemma!

Shannon Dixon
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Shannon Dixon
3 months ago

Hello wondering if I use light brown or dark brown sugar is there s difference? ???? Thanks xx

Peppermint Passion
Member
3 months ago

Hi Gemma

I did not have white baking chips but had butterscotch and caramel baking chips so I used 1/2 cup of each Oh my incredible flavor !!!

Peppermint Passion
Member
3 months ago

Hi Gemma,

Oh my soooo good and so easy!!! Normally I turn to dark chocolate flavor but this is an incredible recipe !!!
It could easily pass for fudge !!!

Thank you
Kathy

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