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These Chocolate Chip Blondies are rich, chewy, and come together in just a few minutes. You will definitely want to make these over and over again!

Stacked chocolate chip blondies on a piece of parchment paper

Right now I’m pretty much all about simple recipes that I can whip up on a whim with Elle since it is officially summer break.

She definitely goes in phases with wanting to be in the kitchen with me while I test recipes. And lately she’s all about doing everything all by herself.

These simple Chocolate Chip Blondies are absolutely perfect for kiddos to help out with, or even make on their own if they’re a bit older. The come together quickly with common pantry ingredients and pretty darn delicious!

Chocolate Chip Blondies ingredients arranged on a gray countertop

WHAT IS A BLONDIE?

Before we get into this recipe, let’s talk about blondies.

Blondies are bar desserts, just like brownies. But instead of being flavored with chocolate, they are flavored with vanilla. They also contain brown sugar, which helps make them chewy.

Dry ingredients for blondies whisked in a glass mixing bowl

And just like brownies, blondies can be flavored in all sorts of ways! Just like how I’ve made Salted Caramel Brownies, Pumpkin Brownies, and Tiramisu Brownies, I’ve also made Pumpkin Blondies, Snickerdoodle Blondies, and Maple Walnut Blondies

And now these Chocolate Chip Blondies. Don’t worry I’ve got some more variations up my sleeve, but first we’ve gotta talk about this one.

Chocolate chips being added to dough for blondies in a metal mixing bowl

MY FAVORITE CHOCOLATE CHIP BLONDIE RECIPE

Most of the recipes I make for this site I end up testing a couple of times to get them right. Sometimes I need to test them 3 times. 

But this blondie recipe might go in the books as the recipe I tested the most to get it perfect, alongside my tiramisu recipe.

I really wanted to get this recipe just right. I wanted them to be perfectly chewy and wanted to nail down the baking time so they wouldn’t be overbaked.

Spatula folding chocolate chips into blondie batter in a metal mixing bowl

After all, no one likes an overbaked blondie.

All of the testing paid off, though. These are my absolute favorite blondies and I can’t wait to make some more flavors using this recipe base.

Unbaked chocolate chip blondies in a metal baking pan, ready to bake

HOW TO MAKE THESE CHOCOLATE CHIP BLONDIES

One of the best things about these Chocolate Chip Blondies – other than, you know, how delicious they are – is that they come together in just a few minutes.

In fact, you don’t even need to use a mixer to make these blondies! I usually just grab a whisk and a spatula.

You’ll need just a few baking staples to make this recipe:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 ¾ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • flakey sea salt, optional
Baked chocolate chip blondies in a metal baking pan

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt and set that aside.

Whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar until well combined, then whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients, then fold in the chocolate chips.

Spread the batter into a greased metal baking pan and bake for 35-38 minutes. The center of the blondies should just be set when they’re done.

Cut chocolate chip blondies on a piece of parchment paper

If you’d like, sprinkle the top of the blondies with some flakey sea salt as soon as they come out of the oven. Set the pan on a wire rack and allow the blondies to cool for at least 1-2 hours before cutting. 

Yes, seriously! Wait to cut them! When you pull them out of the oven, they’ll be just a smidge underdone. By the time they cool completely in the pan, they will have coasted to the perfect doneness before you cut them.

Once you cut them, your biggest challenge will be not eating them all yourself. But if you do, I won’t tell anyone.

Cut Chocolate Chip Blondies on a piece of parchment paper
Stacked chocolate chip blondies on a piece of parchment paper

Chocolate Chip Blondies

These Chocolate Chip Blondies are rich, chewy, and come together in just a few minutes. You will definitely want to make these over and over again!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 9 -12 blondies

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 ¾ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • flakey sea salt optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9-inch baking pan with foil or parchment and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until well combined. Gradually add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 to 38 minutes. If desired, top immediately with a little flakey sea salt. Remove pan to wire rack and cool completely before cutting.

Nutrition

Serving: 1blondie | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 197mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 38g
The default measuring system on My Baking Addiction is US Customary. Unit conversions are provided as a courtesy; please be aware that there may be some discrepancies.
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Katie

Monday 17th of July 2023

Please make it easier to figure out the size of pan to use.

Tralana

Tuesday 26th of December 2023

@Katie, just take the 2 numbers and add them together.. any pan with the same sum is the sane size. For example, 9x9 pan = 9+9= 18 & 11+7= 18 That's how you do it.

Jamie

Tuesday 18th of July 2023

Hi Katie – In step 1 in the recipe card, it says to us a 9x9-inch baking pan. Jamie

Veronica

Monday 26th of June 2023

I made these tonight but lessened the amount of chocolate chips to 1 cup, added a half cup of mini marshmallows, and 1/4 cup chopped almonds for a rocky road inspired blondie. This is the perfect base recipe!

Jamie

Wednesday 28th of June 2023

That's genius, Veronica! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your feedback. Happy baking!

Cassidy

Sunday 19th of March 2023

Hello! I have a quick measurement question. I’m super excited to make these, however, am a bit unclear about the amount of butter. When you say 2/3 cup butter, is that the measurement for it before or after it’s melted? Or does it equal 2/3 cups either way, both melted and unmelted? I might be overthinking this lol.

Thank you in advance, I can’t wait to make these! :)

Cassidy

Sunday 26th of March 2023

@Jamie, Thank you so much for responding! I knew the rule that, when an ingredient has something listed after a comma, it pretty much always means to measure first and then do that thing (like your example with chopped nuts), but for some reason I just didn’t even think about that when it came to the butter. Guess I had a bit of a blonde moment, lol! (Or in this case, maybe it’d be a ‘blondie’ moment?)

Anyhow, thank you so much for taking the time to respond and help educate me! Have a great rest of your weekend!

Jamie

Monday 20th of March 2023

Hi Cassidy – When the ingredient list has an instruction listed at the end (such as "2/3 cup butter, melted and cooled" or "1/2 cup nuts, chopped"), that means you measure out the ingredient first, then do whatever it is asking you to do (melt the butter, chop the nuts, etc). If the ingredients say "2/3 cup melted butter" or "1/2 cup chopped nuts"), you would melt, chop, etc, first, then measure it out. So in this case, you measure then melt. Hope this helps! Jamie

Brandie

Thursday 10th of November 2022

WOW! These are fantastic!! I had to tweak it a little because of the ingredients I had on hand- salted butter (omitted salt in recipe), milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet & dark brown sugar because that's all I ever use. I did reduce the amount of sugar to 1 1/3 cup after reading some comments about them being a little too sweet and they turned out amazing. Such a great texture after impatiently waiting the recommended 2 hours to cool, but it was worth it! They have a thin layer of crispiness on the top and the rest is wonderfully dense and chewie without being stick-to-your-teeth gummy. These would make great ice cream sandwiches.

Jamie

Wednesday 16th of November 2022

So glad you enjoyed these, Brandie! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your feedback. Happy baking! Jamie

Michelle

Friday 8th of July 2022

I finished making these 2 hours ago and just finished eating one of these absolutely delicious Chocolate Chip Blondies. I followed the recipe exactly as directed and they are perfect! I didn’t use the optional sea salt. The kosher salt and brown sugar ratio are a perfect marriage. I’m making another batch and taking them with me on our family picnic tomorrow. Thank you for this recipe!

Jamie

Monday 18th of July 2022

Thanks for stopping by to share your feedback, Michelle! Happy baking! Jamie

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