Chunky Blond Brownies Recipe
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Chunky Blond Brownies Recipe

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Every bite of these chewy brownies is packed with chunks of white and semisweet chocolate and macadamia nuts. We have lots of excellent cooks in this rural community, so it's a challenge coming up with a potluck offering that stands out. These usually do - and they're snapped up fast. -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

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure 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 serving (1 each) equals 221 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Chunky Blond Brownies

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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!"

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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 ."

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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!"

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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."

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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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