Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies

Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen





Chocolate Chip Blondies have become a favorite dessert for most of my extended family. The texture of a brownie with the awesome blondie flavor loaded with pecans and plenty of chocolate chips. These bars are my immediate thought when I haven't planned dessert in advance or when we have unexpected company.

I've been making this recipe for years now and we all love it. When I started adapting it for gluten free flours, I played with a few different options. This is my favorite version and I've made these at least six times now. I made a triple batch for our trip last weekend and they were a huge hit.

Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies - Gluten Free or Not
(printable recipe)

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/3 cups brown rice flour *
1/3 cup tapioca flour *
1/3 cup potato starch *
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 cup chocolate chips, 1/4 cup reserved
3/4 cup chopped pecans, 1/4 cup reserved
* if you are not in need a GF version of this recipe, simply substitute 2 cups AP Flour for the items marked with an *.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper or foil and grease very well. (You do not need to grease the parchment paper.) Whisk together the flours, salt, baking powder and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and continue beating until smooth and fluffy, about two minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and stir to combine. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Add the chocolate chips and nuts.

Pour batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with the reserved chocolate and nuts. Bake for 25-28 minutes, just until an inserted toothpick has moist crumbs. They should be slightly browned along the edges and about a brownie consistency in the center. Cool them in the pan for at least 20 minutes and then lift the brownies out by the foil/paper and remove to wire rack to finish cooling before storing in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




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11 comments:

  1. With all these yummy bar recipes, I feel like I've gained 5 pounds just visiting your site!! These look incredibly good too! You know, if you ever have too much... I'm always willing to take some off your hands! :)

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  2. These look great! I need to make blondies more often...I kind of forget about them! :)

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  3. These would totally be my cookie of choice if I had a nut loving family. Apparently, I am the only one of the bunch but maybe I should stop by your house.

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  4. Your desserts are always so beautiful and sound delicious. This one sounds easy too. Great, classic combination of ingredients.

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  5. I agree with Jenn, can you stop with the insanely delicious desserts already?

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  6. How nice that this gluten free version looks as rich and delectable as bars made with wheat flour! So tempting and wonderful!!!

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  7. I love blondes but mine are always gooey in the middle.

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  8. Oh I think I could eat a dozen of these and not even feel bad about it.

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  9. Mary, I made these yesterday and they were amazing! My family loved them and we just couldn't stop eating them! I had a question though. In the printable version of the recipe it says in the instructions to mix together the flours and xanthan, but xanthan is not listed in the ingredients. This instructions only shows up in the printable page. Does this recipe call for Xanthan gum and if so how much. I added some just in case! They came out great. Thanks!

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  10. I made these (the gluten version) to take away on a mini-vacation the week before Labor Day, and they were a big hit! I was so glad I left 1/3 of them home in the freezer so I could enjoy them as consolation for the little vacation being over too!

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