Blondies Recipe – Vanilla Brownies with Toffee and Pecans

April 6, 2020

Blondies are a vanilla brownie bar with toffee bits and pecans. This classic dessert bar is so decadent that you will not be able to eat just one!

Blondies Recipe - Vanilla Brownies with Toffee and Pecans

If you love eating sweet desserts but are not a big chocolate fan, this blondie recipe is just for you! 

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Blondies Ingredients

To make these chewy blondie bars, you will need the following ingredients (print the recipe below for detailed amounts):

Blondies Recipe - Vanilla Brownies with Toffee and Pecans

How to Make Blondies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix wet ingredients. Whisk butter and sugar together in a medium sized bowl. Add in egg, vanilla, lemon juice and whisk.
  3. Mix dry ingredients. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and stir with a wooden spoon. Stir in heath chips and pecans.
  4. Bake blondies. Pour batter into a greased or parchment lined 8×8 pan. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Add toppings. Sprinkle top with additional chocolate covered toffee baking bits when it comes out of the oven (optional).
  6. Let cool and then cut into bars. Enjoy!

How Long Do I Bake Blondies If I Double The Recipe?

Making this blondie recipe for a larger crowd? You can double this recipe and place the batter into a greased or parchment lined 9×13 pan. Simply double up all the ingredients and extend the baking time by 20-25 minutes.

Blondies Recipe - Vanilla Brownies with Toffee and Pecans

Blondie Substitutions

Blondies are a versatile dessert bar when it comes to what you can include. Here are some of my favorite combinations:

  • If your grocery store has regular and fun sized Heath bars, you can put them in a food processor and break them up into bits. I like the bigger chunks of toffee and chocolate.
  • Chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate will work)
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Dark chocolate chunks with a sprinkling of sea salt on the top of your bars
  • Chopped walnuts – you can add these by themselves or with another ingredient such as chocolate chips
  • Macadamia nuts with white chocolate chips (if you like this combination, try my Gluten-Free Oatmeal White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies)

Blondie Bars Recipe - Vanilla Brownies with Toffee and Pecans

Can I Use Light Brown Sugar Instead?

You can use all dark brown sugar, all light brown sugar, or a combination of both. Just make sure that you are using 1 cup of brown sugar total. Using dark brown sugar for these blondies leads to a more moist, richer, and sweeter bar.

Storage Instructions

You can store blondies for 1 week at room temperature.

Blondies freeze well. They can be frozen for up to 3 months when sealed in an airtight container. Make sure to thaw at room temperature before enjoying.

Blondie Recipe - Vanilla Brownies with Toffee and Pecans

Blondies

Blondies

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Blondies are a vanilla brownie bar with toffee bits and pecans. This classic dessert bar is so decadent that you will not be able to eat just one!

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Whisk butter and sugar together in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add in egg, vanilla, lemon juice and whisk.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and stir with a wooden spoon.
  5. Stir in heath chips and pecans.
  6. Pour batter into a greased or parchment lined 8x8 pan.
  7. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Sprinkle top with additional chocolate covered toffee baking bits when it comes out of the oven (optional).
  9. Let cool and then cut into bars. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 159mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g

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