Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies


The great thing about blondies is that they’re ridiculously easy to make: less ingredients than cookies plus you don’t have to roll the dough into balls; easier than brownies because there’s no chocolate to melt.

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Begin by melting a stick of butter.

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Beat it with the white and brown sugars.

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Add one egg and some vanilla extract.

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Beat until well combined.

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Add the flour and salt.

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Mix until just combined. Be sure not to over-mix.

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Stir in chocolate chips and pecans. (You can leave out the nuts – still delicious).

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Transfer the batter to a pan lined with parchment paper. This makes it easy to lift the baked blondies out of the pan.

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Bake for about 30 minutes.

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Cool, then transfer to a cutting board and cut into squares.

Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies

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Servings: Makes 16 squares


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray, then line the pan with an 8x11-inch piece of parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides. Spray the paper with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the melted butter with the sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla. On low speed, mix in the flour and salt until just blended (do not over-mix). Gently stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the top is lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into middle comes out relatively clean (ignore any melted chocolate). Set the pan on a wire rack and cool completely. Using the parchment overhang, lift the blondie cake from the pan and transfer it to a cutting board; cut into 16 squares.
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  • Sharon

    I discovered blondies at protein bakery’s site and had to try them myself. Easy to make and so very good!

  • Sheila

    These are delicious & so fast. By the time your oven comes to temp, you’ll be done with the batter. They taste like a much yummier version of the “Chewy Bars” on the side of the Jiffy Cake Mix box that my Auntie Rita made when I was little!

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