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Chunky Blond Brownies Recipe

Chunky Blond Brownies Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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LBurkey User ID: 3719865 265588
Reviewed May. 6, 2017

"I made these and took them to work. They were a big hit. They were very sweet, but everyone seemed to love them."

2124arizona User ID: 845443 264492
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2017

"Yummy!! Fixed these for dessert for friends. They were awesome!!!"

LauraManning User ID: 968398 259685
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2017

"quick to make and tastes great! I call them cookie bars because they more resemble a cookie than a brownie."

Lstrange User ID: 5890429 255395
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2016

"This has become my "not lot's of chocolate" go to. Hubby really likes them.

I sometimes leave out the white chips, or substitute another type. Mint was surprisingly tasty."

Catherine M User ID: 4074232 254735
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"These were fabulous. I used roasted almonds and milk chocolate toffee bits, as that's what I had ion hand. Took them to work and they were gone within minutes."

NanZim User ID: 3929200 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."

[email protected] User ID: 6338023 249218
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"Can u make in mini muffin cups"

Cynthianna17 User ID: 8559953 235255
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015

"Macadamia nuts really makes this recipe top notch.

What a delectable treat.
Yum !!!
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[email protected] User ID: 708237 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 User ID: 8333984 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 User ID: 6539116 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 User ID: 7436493 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 User ID: 1119103 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 User ID: 1972215 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 User ID: 2107170 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."

Mrs_T User ID: 941931 53531
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2012

"I have made these brownies countless times, for all sorts of occasions. They are so easy to make and I like the fact that they only use 1/2 cup butter for a large pan of brownies. This is one of my baking stand-bys!"

mjaysteph User ID: 4052743 22684
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"I made this recipe for a fundraiser at work. Everyone loved them! I will definitely make this again."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 22683
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"Oh so delicious! Great with or without nuts. I use regular chocolate chips, not chunks.

~ Theresa"

Melisa4022 User ID: 5769907 48998
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"My kids love these, I have to double the recipe because they are gone in a hurry."

VikJen User ID: 1049893 23575
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"Everyone in my family loves these. They are quick to make, too."

casserroll User ID: 4550718 83477
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2010

"my boyfriend says this recipe actually deserves a 6 stars."

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