Chunky Blond Brownies Recipe
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Chunky Blond Brownies Recipe

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Every bite of these chewy blond brownies is packed with chunks of white and semisweet chocolate and macadamia nuts. It's a potluck offering that stands out. —Rosemary Dreiske, Lemmon, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 jar (3 ounces) macadamia nuts or 3/4 cup blanched almonds, chopped, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 221 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in white chips, chocolate chunks and 1/2 cup nuts.
  2. Spoon into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan; spread over the bottom of pan. Sprinkle with remaining nuts. Bake 25-30 minutes or until top begins to crack and is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chunky Blond Brownies in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p25

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NanZim 249626
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2016

"I made these for my husband. He declared them 'very good'. I have also made them with 2 cups of vanilla chips instead of the chocolate chunks."

MY REVIEW 249218
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"Can u make in mini muffin cups"

Cynthianna17 235255
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015

"Macadamia nuts really makes this recipe top notch.

What a delectable treat.
Yum !!!"

MY REVIEW 229542
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2015

"I was looking for a recipe without chocolate or nuts so I made this using white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. It was very sweet but it had a nice texture and was a big hit."

BaileysMom33 225988
Reviewed May. 6, 2015

"These are really great. I made them as written the first time, and had to sub butterscotch chips the second because it's what we had. Thanks for sharing! :)"

REHT 24524
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

"Wonderful blonde brownie recipe! Was looking for one that included the white chocolate and macadamia nut combination and this one IS IT! I did not use the chocolate chunks as I wanted to keep it true to the white choc and macadamia nut combo. Husband who is not that big of a sweet eater gobbled these up!

This will be a repeat for sure!"

ocbbta 48999
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"So So Good. I used unsalted butter the first time and it needed more salt. I switched to salted the next time and they were perfect. My addition was to put 2 chopped, frozen Heath bars ."

julanleasara 30727
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

"These are fabulous! I used pecans because I buy them in bulk and my family loved them. They actually get better the longer they are baked. I will add this recipe to my collection for birthday party treats!"

wendafrog 68893
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"Liked the recipe. Varied it by adding 1/2 cup Coconut and 1/2 cup Rice Cereal in place of the nuts. Next time, will reduce both sugars, because it is sweet enough using the choc. chips."

myweisenberger 24238
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2012

"every time I serve these bars I get asked for the recipe. They are a constant request when I am asked to bring something whether it be a pot luck or just for coffee."

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