Friday, November 22, 2013

Classic Chocolate Chip Blondies

Classic Chocolate Chip Blondies recipe by Barefeet In The KitchenThe texture of a brownie, the flavors of a chocolate chip cookie, the simplicity of a basic bar recipe, all of these things make this my go-to dessert on a regular basis. I've made these blondies countless times and they are always a hit. One of my brothers requests them each time he visits us. The best part? This is a very easy dessert to throw together whether in advance or at the last minute. I love to serve these when they are still warm from the oven and oozing melted chocolate.

COOK'S NOTE: You can replace half or all of the all-purpose flour with hard white wheat in this recipe. It will change the texture a bit, however they are every bit as delicious. I especially like the texture and taste combination of the whole wheat version with ice cream on top. (I love pretending to eat healthier for dessert!)

Chocolate Chip Blondies ~ gluten free version is posted here
recipe adapted from For the Love of Cooking
Yield: 18-24 servings
(printable recipe)

2 cups of flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
10 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup of chopped nuts (optional - walnuts, pecans or macadamias)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda and set aside. Stir together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture and stir again. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Add the chocolate chips and nuts if desired.

Pour batter into a well-greased 9x13 pan and bake for 23-25 minutes. They should be slightly browned along the edges and about a brownie consistency in the center. Cool them in the pan and then remove to wire rack to finish cooling before storing in an airtight container.

If you would like to serve them warm, cool them 10-15 minutes or so and then serve by themselves or with vanilla ice cream melting on top. Enjoy!

Classic Chocolate Chip Blondies recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

{photo updated 11/21/2013: This was one of the very first recipes I shared on the blog and this is still the most frequently made dessert in my house. I've played with the recipe a bit and have shared gluten-free (and traditional) variations here and here and here.}


  1. making these as I type....thought about them all day long and now the little girl and I are giving it a try! ;) can't wait!

  2. I keep trying blondie recipes and can't find one that I like yet. I'm hoping that this is the one.

  3. Just made these!!!! Mary, you are soooooo loved over here!!

  4. I love blondies - such a great go-to when I don't feel like scooping out cookies. Plus, I love the middles and how soft and chewy they get. This looks like the perfect blondie recipe!

  5. These remind me of being a kid.. my mom used to make a batch of these at least three or four times a year... not often enough in my book!!! :)

  6. I always think brownies and forget about blondies -- which I actually like better! Thanks for the yummy reminder, Mary!

  7. I made these and they were wonderful, thanks so much for the great recipes

  8. I always forget about blondies too! No more recipes like this please - they are too too tempting. Trying to be good in the lead up to Christmas.

  9. These are absolutely gorgeous and utterly tempting! Great recipe for the holidays!

  10. I made these last night & they are amazing!

  11. I made these last night and put them in the freezer for this weekend (minus 1. I had to make sure that they tasted perfect. Good news... they do). Thanks for sharing!

  12. These were really good. I made them for one of my various groups (maybe two!) last week or the week before (I'm totally lost on the calendar with the holiday). I have already marked this recipe a KEEPER for making again...soon. Very quick and easy but OH so much to offer!! I added raw cacao nibs in the place of the nuts (totally addicted to switching those out for nuts or chips these days!) and I think they went up a notch with the addition. Thanks for a great recipe!

  13. It's a regular in my house too now. My son loves them!