Pecan Blondies



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  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 16 pieces (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
186 Calories
11g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16 pieces (16 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 186
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 2g
Calcium 48mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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. 


  • 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)

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 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.

  6. Cut into 6, 9 or 16 pieces.


  • 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.