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Blondie Brownie (easy, one-bowl recipe)

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Prepare yourself for the BEST blondie brownie recipe EVER. They are soft and chewy, and will be the easiest blondie brownie recipe you’ll ever make! I love blondie brownies because they’re the perfect consistency, right in between a cake and a cookie. Honestly, that rich, dense texture is the way to my heart. These butterscotch flavored brownies are not only chewy, but every bite also has the perfect brownie-to-chocolate-chip ratio, combined with flavors of caramel and toffee. 

A stack of 3 blondie brownies

Blondie brownies are thick, chewy, blond cookie bars with rich undertones of vanilla, toffee, and caramel. The toffee and caramel notes come through because of the large ratio of brown sugar. The darker the brown sugar you use, the more of that caramel-like flavor will come out.

Blondie brownies should be:

  • Thick! These are NOT chocolate chip cookie bars. 
  • Have a fudge-like texture
  • Look like a blond brownie

The easiest blondie brownie recipe ever!

Why is this recipe so easy? Let me count the ways. 

  • No need to wait for butter to soften. Melting butter in the microwave is much faster. Use the same bowl that you mix the batter in.
  • No need to chill dough. That means these blondies will be ready to eat sooner. YESSSS!
  • Only one bowl to clean. How can anyone complain about that? Major bonus!  ❤️

A batch of blondie brownies sliced into 16 squares

How to make CHEWY blondie brownies

  • Use brown sugar
  • Use melted butter
  • Add an extra egg yolk
  • Do not over-bake
  • Do not over-beat the eggs

step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare an 8 x 8-inch pan with baking spray or line it with parchment. Place the butter in a microwave-safe mixing bowl, then melt in the microwave.  Transfer from the microwave and add the sugar to the bowl.  Beat with a hand mixer on medium speed until the mixture is smooth with no lumps, and the brown sugar begins to dissolve. 

step 2

Add the eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla extract, beating the batter until it’s well combined. When you beat the eggs into the sugar mixture do not beat it for a long time. If you beat the mixture for very long it will get thick, light and airy. That’s what you want when you bake a cake but it isn’t what you want when you make dense, chewy, blondie brownies. It only takes about a minute to mix the batter.

step 3

Stir in the flour, salt and baking powder and combine just until all the dry ingredients are mixed in.  Fold in the chocolate chips (and all the other blondie brownie add-ins you’d like), spread the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 28 to 34 minutes. Don’t over-bake the blondies, as they’ll turn out with a dry, cake-like texture instead of the moist, chewy texture you want. The toothpick-in-the-center test should come out with a few crumbs on it, not completely clean (a sign they’re over-baked). 

When they’re done, let them cool for a few minutes before you enjoy! 

 Blondie brownies next to a jar of milk

add-in suggestions for BOMB blondie brownies

Add-ins are where it’s at, friends. You can bake these blondie brownies without any add-ins (besides the chocolate chips) or you can switch up the flavor each time you make them by adding a combination of yummy ingredients like these:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Butterscotch chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Chopped, toasted nuts
  • Toffee chips
  • Roughly crumbled graham crackers
  • Bits of salted pretzels

Experiment with any of these flavor combinations to make these blondie brownies your own! I promise, any flavor combo will be delicious. 🙂

A stack of blondie brownies with one of them half eaten

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A stack of 3 blondie brownies

Blondie Brownie

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

This is an easy, no-fuss blondie brownie recipe. One bowl, no mess, no need to chill the dough and you don't have to wait for the butter to soften. You need this recipe for fast last-minute desserts.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 sticks butter (12 tablespoons), melted
  • 1-1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups chocolate chips or a mixture of the following add-ins:

Optional add-ins (use up to 2 cups of the following):

  • Chocolate chips
  • Butterscotch chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Chopped toasted nuts
  • Toffee chips
  • Roughly crumbled graham crackers

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray an 8 x 8-inch pan with baking spray.
  2. Add the melted butter and brown sugar to a bowl and beat it on medium speed until there are no lumps and the brown sugar starts to dissolve.  
  3. Add the eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and beat for 1 minute until well combined. Don't overmix or the batter will get airy and fluffy and the blondies will have a cake-like texture.
  4. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder over the batter and stir it until there are no streaks of flour.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and any other add-ins you would like. 
  6. Spread the batter into the pan and bake for 28 to 34 minutes.**
  7. When finished baking, allow it to cool completely before slicing. 

Notes

Be careful not to over-bake the blondies as they can dry out and get a cake-like texture instead of a moist, chewy texture. When you insert a toothpick in the center, it should have a few crumbs stuck to it. If the toothpick comes out completely clean, the blondies might be over-baked. 

You can bake these blondie brownies without any add-ins or you can switch up the flavor each time you make them by adding a combination of the suggested add-ins. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 214mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 21gProtein: 2.5g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Jessie

Wednesday 9th of September 2020

I made these today, and they were really easy to make and so good! The whole family loves them.

Dahn Boquist

Thursday 10th of September 2020

I love to hear that Jessie, thanks for the comment :)

Leah

Tuesday 17th of March 2020

Is the flour plain flour or self raising? xo

Dahn Boquist

Wednesday 18th of March 2020

Plain all-purpose flour. Thanks for the question Leah.

Katerina

Monday 30th of December 2019

I love blondies and brownies. I have never actually combined the two but I love the idea. A fabulous list of add ins too! Happy nearly New Year!!

Dahn Boquist

Monday 30th of December 2019

Thanks Katerina, Happy New Year to you as well

Jeff the Chef

Sunday 29th of December 2019

I'm not sure if I've ever had a blondie. Thanks for showing them to me!

Pat Nyswonger

Sunday 29th of December 2019

Hi, Jeff....these are delicious, I'm betting you will love them!

angiesrecipes

Thursday 26th of December 2019

When can I come over for the afternoon tea, Dahn? LOL These blondies look incredibly delicious and tempting loaded with chocolate!

Dahn Boquist

Friday 27th of December 2019

You are invited any time Angie. I'd love to have you for tea :)

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