Prepare yourself, for the best and only blondies recipe you will ever need. Ever. Unlike other blondie recipes, this bar style dessert will NOT remind you of a cookie. They are the EXACT texture of the dense, fudgy, most wonderful brownie of your dreams (recipe for that one to follow). The only difference between these heavenly squares and their brownie cousin is the chocolate factor. My sister doesn’t like chocolate – I KNOW, I know. I don’t get it either. To be honest, I felt bad for her. Not only because she misses out on all the wonderful chocolate recipes out there, but because she also misses out on that texture element – and after a ton of experimentation, this sinful recipe was born! Do yourself a favor. Buy the ingredients. Make these blondies. Don’t share.
Ingredients: (for an 8×8 pan)
-1 ⅓ cup flour
-1t baking powder
-1t ground cinnamon
-¼t ground nutmeg
-¼t cream of tartar
-1 cup brown sugar, packed
-1 stick unsalted butter
-½-1T vanilla extract
-½-1 cup both white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips
*see some of our other baking posts for flour/vanilla measuring and mixing techniques!
Preheat your oven to 350, and line an 8×8″ baking pan with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment, butter and flour the pan to prevent sticking. Measure all dry ingredients in a bowl, whisk to combine, and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar until well combined. Next, add the egg and vanilla and mix until it looks like the second image above. Gradually add in the flour mixture until just combined – don’t over mix! Add the chips and stir by hand, then scoop this heavy sticky batter into your pan and (patiently) spread it out until you have an even layer of deliciousness.
Bake for 20-28 minutes, until the middle is just set (remember, not cookies, brownies). When the top is glistening but slightly brown, take the pan out to cool.
When cooled enough to handle, lift the parchment out of the pan and slice your bars – try not to take a bite. I dare you.
Sometimes, I like to make these bars extra cinnamon-y – like snickerdoodle blondies – and replace the chips with cinnamon chips, add some more spice, lean towards the 1T side of the vanilla pour, and add a spiced whipped cream drizzle. Is it time to eat yet?
If you do nothing else this week…make/devour these blissful little squares. You will feel more accomplished than you ever have, not to mention totally sweet-tooth satisfied. I failed a ton of times until I came up with this recipe – I can’t WAIT to know what you think!