When I want an easy dessert to slip into the klid’s lunches, but I don’t want to be too fussy, I make a pan of blondies. You do know blondies…right? They’re not chocolate like brownies, but are more like a bar form of chocolate chip cookies. With searching and testing and tweaking, I think I’ve worked out a terrific recipe that is the perfect mix of ooey and gooey. You can make them using just one bowl too, which is always a plus. This recipe uses basic ingredients that you most likely already have in your cupboard, so give them a try today. The kids will love them!
Makes 9 big blondies or 16 small
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional, but they’re delicious!)
Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Spray an 8″ x 8″ pan with non-stick cooking spray. Tear a piece of foil approximately 18″ long, then fold to fit bottom of pan, leaving excess hang over opposite sides to form a sling. Spray foil lightly with non-stick spray.
Place melted butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl and stir to combine. Place the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the bowl, and stir well to combine (it will seem a bit dry, but just keep stirring until it is all just combined). Add chocolate chips and walnuts, then stir to combine again. Spread batter in pan and bake for 23-25 minutes, until center no longer jiggles when shaken, and edges are puffed and beginning to brown.
Remove pan from oven and place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Use sling to remove blondies from pan and place on rack to cool completely before cutting…if you can resist. 😉