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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 16 pieces (16 servings)
Ratings (7)

If you like the fudgy texture and rich taste of a brownie but are looking for something with little or no chocolate, try this Blondie recipe. Cocoa powder in a regular brownie recipe is replaced with brown sugar and vanilla, giving this dessert a light color but still a delicious flavor. 

If you are still craving chocolate, don't worry. You can add chocolate chips. But if you can live without chocolate, you can omit chocolate chips altogether. The toasted pecan pieces can be replaced with macadamia nuts for an all blonde, blondie. 

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon  
  • baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or white chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces (lightly toasted)

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 8x8 baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together butter and brown sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. To brown sugar mixture, whisk in egg and vanilla. Mix in flour mixture and stir until completely combined. Stir in chips and nuts.
  5. Pour batter into the pan. Bake for 20 or more minutes. Cool completely on wire rack.
  1. Cut into 6, 9 or 16 pieces.

Notes in the Margin:

  • If you want an all-blonde Blondie, use the white chocolate chips with macadamia nuts. Personally, I like them best with 1 full cup of lightly toasted pecan pieces and no chips.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 186
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 29 mg
Sodium 137 mg
Carbohydrates 21 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)