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Chocolate Chip Blondies

Folks who love the flavor of the classic cookie will enjoy that same great 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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 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 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 Blondie Tips

What is a blondie?

Blondies are very similar to brownies but they typically contain brown sugar and vanilla instead of the cocoa that brownie recipes contain. You can use either light or dark brown sugar in this blondie recipe, but dark brown sugar will give you the boldest flavor.

Why do my blondies sink in the middle?

Blondies need a lot of air incorporated into the batter, and this can take longer to achieve because of the brown sugar. Whisk the batter until it's very pale, fluffy and thick, and be patient—rushing this step will lead to gooey blondies. We also recommend baking blondies in a metal pan instead of a glass one to allow them to cook faster.

How do you know when blondies are done cooking?

Like most baked goods, you can test blondies for doneness by inserting a cake tester or toothpick into them. If it comes out clean, the blondies are ready. Try topping your blondies with chocolate or mint-chip ice cream; drizzling them with fudge sauce; or garnishing them with whipped cream, chopped nuts, cherries or chocolate kisses.

Research contributed by Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Nutrition Facts
1 blondie: 102 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Patricia
    Feb 9, 2021

    We put chopped walnuts on half. They were scrumptious! We baked them in a 9x6 so that we could fit them in the toaster oven, and we decreased the temperature to 325 since they were thicker. They took a little bit longer but we cooked until the toothpick came out clean. Yum!

  • Karen
    Jan 8, 2021

    I'll tried these with chopped pecans and left out the chocolate chips.

  • BandMom43
    Jan 1, 2021

    The only change I made was to bake in an 11 x 7 glass baking dish for 25 minutes. Outstanding!

  • sakf
    Nov 26, 2020

    this recipe is absolutely perfect. The only change I made was to sub out Nestle's toll House salted caramel truffles for the chocolate chips.

  • amsm
    Oct 18, 2020

    Delicious, chocolatey, and chewy. These were so good that they disappeared quickly. I'm looking forward to making them again and trying different chips or even chocolate candies.

  • Jeanine
    Oct 14, 2020

    These get rave reviews from my adult children. Last batch I tried M and M's instead of chocolate chips and everyone agreed they were the best cookies ever. Super simple recipe.

  • Diane
    Oct 8, 2020

    Not a big Blondie fan but these guys are excellent! Made them for the first time a few weeks ago and now making them again two more times for my grand-kids they are that good! Highly recommend this recipe!!!! Used the new Nestle's chocolate and salted caramel chips and sent theses bars over the edge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gerry
    Sep 21, 2020

    Absolutely delicious, good with both dark or golden brown sugar, also good with butterscotch chips as well as chocolate chips. Super easy recipe.

  • Marvin
    Sep 4, 2020

    Super moist and delicious. Next time I would make it in an 8x8 dish because it was really thin when made in a 13x8.

  • tsuop
    Jul 14, 2020

    Chocolate Chip Pan cookies. YUM!!