If you're looking for an easy blondie recipe then I have one! This snack is definitely not for diet days but I promise you'll love them. Flavoured with brown sugar and packed with white chocolate chips, they are hard to resist!
What's not to love about blondies? Especially when it's such a simple recipe. I promise you that you'll be able to make this easy blondie recipe in less than an hour from start to finish! Now that is good if you like quick and easy bakes.
For years I was a big fan of homemade brownies. Well, that's never going to change but for a long time I didn't even know what blondies were. In fact, I don't think I'd heard of blondies until I began food blogging and saw them on other blogs. I had assumed that a blondie was just a white chocolate brownie. Well, it is sometimes described that way.
Why are blondies called blondies?
However, after a little research, it appears that blondies do not have to contain any chocolate at all. Instead they get their flavour from the brown sugar that is used to make them. As they look like brownies but are lighter in colour, they get the name blondies.
Well, blondies may not need to contain any chocolate, but most do and I decided that whatever recipe I used, white chocolate chips were a must. The recipe I used was adapted from Simply Recipes, which actually used butterscotch chips instead of chocolate chips.
A super sweet treat
Now, these blondies are not at all healthy. They are so super sweet and you really need to cut them into small pieces so they are just a small treat. They are perfect for those days when you don't mind a sugar overload or you have the will power to just eat a little piece!
I won't judge you if you want to indulge though. Everyone needs an indulgent treat at time. My husband loves these and finds it hard to stick at one! And my son would also eat way more than one if I let him too!
What ingredients do you need for blondies?
To make these blondies you'll need:
- Butter - I usually use unsalted but salted is fine too.
- Soft brown sugar - This is what really gives the blondies that gorgeous brown sugar flavour. You can't replace it with white caster sugar and still call them blondies!
- Vanilla -This is not strictly essential but I rarely make any cake and not add a little vanilla. It really helps with the flavour.
- Egg - I usually use large eggs.
- Plain flour - I usually stick with plain white flour
- Baking powder
- Bicarbonate of soda
- Salt - Just a little helps bring out the flavours.
- White chocolate chips
How do you make blondies?
These blondies are really simple to make. First melt the butter and then whisk it into the sugar and vanilla. You can use an electric whisk or hand whisk.
Make sure the butter mixture is not too hot and whisk the egg in. You don't want the egg to scramble in the butter!
Fold the flour, salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda in too. Finally fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the blondie batter into a 20cm square tin, lined with baking paper. Bake for 20 minutes at 200C
Can you adapt the recipe?
Yes of course, it's always possible to put your own spin on a recipe and this is no exception. Why not use a different kind of chocolate instead of white chocolate chips? You could use fudge or butterscotch chips instead too.
I use soft light brown sugar but for an even richer brown sugar flavour you could use soft dark brown sugar or even a mixture of each.
Instead of the vanilla, why not experiment with a different flavour? I haven't tried this but I think they'd be great with something like rum. If you try that let me know!
How to store these blondies?
You can keep these blondies for about 4 days in an airtight container at room temperature or a week in the fridge. They'll also freeze well for up to three months. Just wrap them up well and put them in an airtight container.
More of my family's favourite bakes
Here are some more indulgent recipes that my family love:
Easy Blondie Recipe
- 110 g butter
- 200 g soft brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 130 g plain flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- Pinch salt
- 100 g white chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 200c. Grease and line a square 20cm tin with baking parchment.
- Melt the butter in the microwave or in a small pan. Whisk in the sugar and vanilla.
- Beat the egg lightly and then whisk it into the butter and sugar mixture.
- Add the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and chocolate chips. Fold into the butter and sugar mixture.
- Pour in the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake in the oven at about 200c for 20 minutes.
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