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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!

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

Yield: 9-12 blondies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x9-inch baking pan with foil or parchment and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1 blondie
Amount Per Serving Calories 387Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 58mgSodium 197mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 2gSugar 38gProtein 4g

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Robin

Tuesday 20th of July 2021

I made these blondies last week and my family loved them! The one thing we did agree on was they were just a little bit too sweet. Is there an adjustment I can make to they aren’t so sweet? I did not put the salt on top.

Jamie

Tuesday 20th of July 2021

Hi Robin- You can simply lessen the amount of sugar by a little bit. That might help! -Jamie

Leisa

Monday 14th of June 2021

my mom has made these my whole life - she calls them Congo Bars...

Jamie

Wednesday 16th of June 2021

Oooh I have never heard them called Congo Bars before. They're so good!

Padmini

Monday 14th of June 2021

They look so tempting..Can the eggs be skipped. Or what is the substitute for eggs

Jamie

Wednesday 16th of June 2021

Padmini- Hi! I would not skip the eggs, but instead your an egg substitute that works well for baked goods. -Jamie

susy

Sunday 13th of June 2021

I followed the recipe as noted and it turned out really dry. Adding a fudge sauce on top and ice cream will help!

Jamie

Wednesday 16th of June 2021

Hi Susy- Sorry these came out dry for you. The only thing I can think of is that maybe your oven runs a tad warm? They definitely weren't dry for us. Hopefully the ice cream and fudge sauce helped. -Jamie

Katie

Wednesday 6th of March 2013

Just made these in a pie tin instead of a pan and the giant cookie which resulted was glorious, thanks for the great recipe!

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