Easy Chewy Blondies

Easy Chewy Blondies by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple one-bowl recipe that makes a great homemade substitute for box brownie mix! These have a crackled top, gooey insides, and loads of flavor. Learn more and how easy it is on thewoodandspoon.com

A handful of times each year, I share a new recipe that makes me think, “This is it- this is the one.” The recipe in question inevitably becomes one that I reach for time and time again, making (and remaking!) for any and all occasions. Well, friends, this is it. This is the one. These easy chewy blondies are the simple, sweet, and salty we all need. I’m so excited to share these with you.

Easy Chewy Blondies by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple one-bowl recipe that makes a great homemade substitute for box brownie mix! These have a crackled top, gooey insides, and loads of flavor. Learn more and how easy it is on thewoodandspoon.com

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I’m sure baking preferences vary, but basically everywhere I’ve ever lived would call this a “must make” recipe. Blondies are a staple, and while they don’t get as much love as their counterparts (brownies and chocolate chip cookies!), they really are the best of both worlds. Chewy, buttery, and brown sugar-flavored? Check. Ready for any and all mix-ins? Check. Crowd pleasing and super easy to make? Check, check.

Easy Chewy Blondies by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple one-bowl recipe that makes a great homemade substitute for box brownie mix! These have a crackled top, gooey insides, and loads of flavor. Learn more and how easy it is on thewoodandspoon.com

These easy chewy blondies are a recipe fit for many occasions: casual weeknights, potluck gatherings, and even special occasions. Even better, they’re incredibly simple to make! The dough for these whips up in a single bowl, and requires little special equipment. In fact, if you have a bowl, a wooden spoon, and a few measuring cups, you’re basically there.

Easy Chewy Blondies by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple one-bowl recipe that makes a great homemade substitute for box brownie mix! These have a crackled top, gooey insides, and loads of flavor. Learn more and how easy it is on thewoodandspoon.com

What is a Blondie?

In my mind, a blondie will always be the vanilla counterpart to a brownie. Instead of cocoa powder or melted chocolate, a blondie contains just a smidge extra flour. In fact, many brownie recipes can be adapted to become blondie recipes, simply by omitting the chocolate and slightly increasing the dry ingredients. Here, a butter and brown sugar base bakes up into gooey bars with chewy insides and edges. They truly are divine.

Easy Chewy Blondies by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple one-bowl recipe that makes a great homemade substitute for box brownie mix! These have a crackled top, gooey insides, and loads of flavor. Learn more and how easy it is on thewoodandspoon.com

What to Add to a Blondie?

For this easy chewy blondies recipe, I’ve added chocolate chunks, but there are many more options. You can opt for flavored baking chips, chopped nuts, or even sprinkles! Maybe you love dried fruit or even broken pretzels. Go ahead- you have my permission! Give it a try!! There are so many different ways to modify this base blondie recipe.

Easy Chewy Blondies by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple one-bowl recipe that makes a great homemade substitute for box brownie mix! These have a crackled top, gooey insides, and loads of flavor. Learn more and how easy it is on thewoodandspoon.com

Easy Chewy Blondies

This is a moderately sized batch that bakes in an 8″ square pan. I have attempted this recipe on a larger scale and GOOD NEWS- it works. Your baking time will differ depending on the size of pan you use and by how much you modify the quantity of ingredients. I recommend watching the oven and removing them with the top is puffed and a toothpick inserted comes out with moist clumps.

Again, feel free to modify the mix-ins! You can omit the chocolate chunks and substitute for an equal amount of flavored baking chips or nuts. If you’re stirring in an ingredient that adds significantly more sweetness per ounce (like sprinkles), decrease the volume slightly. And remember that some mix-ins like nuts or pretzels will affect the moisture content of your final baked product. Adjust accordingly.

Easy Chewy Blondies by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple one-bowl recipe that makes a great homemade substitute for box brownie mix! These have a crackled top, gooey insides, and loads of flavor. Learn more and how easy it is on thewoodandspoon.com

How to Make Easy Chewy Blondies

First, we start by melting the butter, brown sugar, and sugar together. Sure, you could simply mix together melted butter and sugar, but by melting them together, we achieve that nicely papery crackled top as seen in the photos. The recipe will still taste delicious if you melt the butter on its own, however, they will look different.

Next, we stir an egg and an additional egg yolk into the batter. The additional egg yolk adds loads of chewy moisture to our final product. Once combined, stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until smooth. Finally, we fold in the chocolate chips and spread the dough into a greased pan. The blondies bake for about 25-30 minutes until done.

Give these quick and easy bars a try and let me know what you think. Happy Tuesday to you and Happy Baking!

Easy Chewy Blondies by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple one-bowl recipe that makes a great homemade substitute for box brownie mix! These have a crackled top, gooey insides, and loads of flavor. Learn more and how easy it is on thewoodandspoon.com

If you like these easy chewy blondies you should try:

Easy Chewy Brownies
Butterscotch Blondies
Chocolate Chip Cookies Bars
Brookies
Pecan Toffee Blondies

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Easy Chewy Blondies

These Easy Chewy Blondies have gooey centers and sweet and salty flavor.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks (depending on your preference)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8”  square pan (or line it with foil and then grease for easy removal). Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring after each addition until each are incorporated. Stir in the vanilla extract. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and stir until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and smooth the dough into the prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or the dough no longer jiggles and a toothpick inserted to the center comes out with moist clumps- do not overbake! Bake time may differ depending on the type of pan used. Allow to cool and then slice and enjoy!

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