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Blondie Nut Bars

Looking for a sweet treat that will travel well over the holidays? These delicious bars are moist, chewy, filling, and chock-full of nuts, chocolate chips and rich flavor. What's not to love? —Lori Phillips, Corona, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs, cream, butter, coffee granules and vanilla until blended. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture. Stir in the almonds, walnuts and chocolate chips (batter will be stiff).
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 224 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • s_pants
    May 31, 2011

    I have made these twice...once when it was first published in the magazine and this weekend. When I made them the first time, I left myself a note to make with less nuts. So this time, I changed it up a bit and used 1-1/2 cups of pecans (no almonds or walnuts) and used dark chocolate chips. They taste very good, not overly sweet, but my center bars did not cook all the way through even after cooking them over the 30 minutes and they were definitely brown on top. Still, we liked them gooey in the middle!

  • mdsutton1
    Mar 27, 2010

    Absolutely delicious! I made these at Christmas time and gave to my co-workers and they all loved them, too. The coffee granules really add a rich flavor. I'm making these again for Easter! :)