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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 – well, my Best Ever Blondie Recipe might just convert you.
Decadent, chewy butterscotch makes this hands-down the best blondie recipe.
What Is A Blondie And How Is It Different From 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 dessert is a fudgy baked bar with the same textural elements as 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 my blondie recipe 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.
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.
What You’ll Need To Make Blondies
How To Make Blondies
Thankfully this blondie recipe is super easy to make (and don’t forget to get the full recipe with measurements, on the page down below):
- Preheat the oven.
- Butter 8X8-inch tin with parchment paper.
- Melt unsalted butter in the microwave.
- In a medium or large bowl, whisk melted butter and brown sugar.
- Stir in the egg and vanilla.
- Add the flour and salt into the bowl and mix using spatula.
- Fold in the white chocolate chips.
- Transfer batter into tin and pop in the oven for a bake time of 30 minutes.
- Once golden brown, take the blondies out and allow them to cool completely.
- Cut brownies into nine squares and enjoy.
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 dark 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.
What Can I Add To Blondies?
I love the flavor of these best blondies so much that I don’t really think they need anything else. That being said, feel free to add your favorite nuts, like chopped walnuts, and toppings to take these blondies above and beyond.
Try These Brownie Recipes:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
- Decadent Caramel Brownies
- Skillet Brownies
- Cream Cheese Brownies
- Microwave Mug Brownie
- Vegan Brownies
- Best Ever Brownies
- Full Batch Microwave Brownies
- Mug Blondie
And don’t forget to buy my Bigger Bolder Baking Cookbook!
Full (and printable) recipe below!
Watch The Recipe Video!
Gemma's Best Ever Blondies Recipe
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). 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 them for just the right amount of time and don't over bake them.
- Allow the blondies to completely cool in the tin before removing them 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.