Folks who adore the classic cookies will enjoy that same beloved flavor in these chocolate chip bars. This blondie recipe can be mixed up in a jiffy, tastes wonderful, and is perfect for occasions when company drops by unexpectedly or you need a treat in a hurry. —Rhonda Knight, Hecker, Illinois
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1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 large eggs, lightly beaten, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla just until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to brown sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spread mixture into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Chocolate Chip Blondies Tips
What is a blondie?
Think of blondies as the vanilla version of brownies. Instead of cocoa powder and chocolate, these bars use brown sugar and vanilla extract for flavor. Many blondies are served plain, but our Test Kitchen pros love this recipe sprinkled with chocolate chips. When they're made with chocolate chips, you can also refer to these as chocolate chip cookie bars. Blondies with chips and cookie bars are the same thing.
Are blondies supposed to be gooey in the middle?
Think of blondies like a classic chocolate chip cookie. Some folks like theirs fully baked, and others prefer them to be just barely cooked through. So yes, blondies can be gooey in the middle if that's your style. You can also cook them a bit longer for a firmer bar.
How do you serve blondies?
Blondies are an unfussy dessert. Just cut up these dessert bars and enjoy with a glass of milk. If you want to take them to the next level, transform chocolate chip blondies into a blondie sundae with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and your favorite toppings, like caramel and nuts.
How do you store blondies?
Once completely cooled, chocolate chip blondies should be stored in an airtight container. You can keep these at room temperature for up to 5 days.