Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondie Recipe

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Part cookie, part brownie — who doesn’t love blondies?

Part cookie, part brownie — who doesn’t love blondies? The best part is that they’re ridiculously easy to make: they have less ingredients than cookies (plus you don’t have to roll the dough into balls) and they’re easier than brownies because there’s no chocolate to melt. This version made with chocolate chips and pecans is my all-time favorite.

What You’ll Need To Make Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies

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How To Make Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies

To begin making this easy blondie recipe, combine the melted butter with brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large bowl.

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Beat until well combined, about 2 minutes.

blondie recipe - mixed butter and sugars

Add the egg and vanilla.

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Beat until combined.

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Add the flour and salt.

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Mix on low until just blended.

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Add the chocolate chips and nuts.

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Mix in.

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Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

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Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the top is set and lightly golden. Set the pan on a wire rack to cool.

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Using the parchment overhang, lift the blondie “cake” from the pan and transfer it to a cutting board.

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Cut into 16 squares and serve warm or room temperature. Store the blondies in an airtight container at room temperature.

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How To Freeze Blondies

The blondies can be frozen for up to 3 months. After they are completely cooled, double-wrap them securely with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap. Thaw overnight on the countertop before serving.

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Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondie Recipe

Part cookie, part brownie — who doesn’t love blondies?

Servings: Makes 16 squares

Ingredients

  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with an 8x11-inch piece of parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides. You'll have to create seams in the corners and along the edges of the pan to get it to stay put (you can always add a few dots of butter underneath if necessary).
  2. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat the melted butter with the brown sugar and granulated sugar until well combined, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla. On low speed, mix in the flour and salt until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly with a rubber spatula.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the top is set and lightly golden. Set the pan on a wire rack to cool. Using the parchment overhang, lift the blondie "cake" from the pan and transfer it to a cutting board; cut into 16 squares. Store the blondies in an airtight container at room temperature or freeze for longer storage.
  4. Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The blondies can be frozen for up to 3 months. After they are completely cooled, double-wrap them securely with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap. Thaw overnight on the countertop before serving.

Nutrition Information

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  • Serving size: 1 square
  • Calories: 166
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Sugar: 15 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Sodium: 81 mg
  • Cholesterol: 27 mg

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Comments

  • There’s something special about “blondies”. These were easy to whip up and so good.

    • — Deb on May 13, 2022
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  • Do not make these, they have no leavening and end up like little thin rocks. I know the author is aware of this and thinks they are fine, but I say beware.

    • — Laurel on May 12, 2022
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    • Your comment is ridiculous, Laurel. If this recipe did not work well it would not have all the great reviews it has… perhaps double check your measuring and follow the technique as written before posting such childish reviews.

      • — Emm on May 13, 2022
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  • This recipe is great. I made mine with toffee chips and they came out a bit too buttery, so I’ll up the flour a tad next time. Overall, a really delicious blondie and the texture is perfectly soft and chewy. This recipe will become a staple for me. Thank you!

    • — Stephanie on May 1, 2022
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  • Fantastic recipe! My family loves them. I’ve made them so many times and they always turn out great. Since the butter is melted, I don’t bother with a mixer, just use a spoon. At first I was concerned because the recipe didn’t include baking powder, but no worries there, they turn out with a wonderful texture.

    • — Claudia on April 28, 2022
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  • I tried this recipe last week and it turned out really nice!

    The next time, can I use vegetable oil instead of butter?

    • — Amish Zehra on April 7, 2022
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    • Hi Amish, glad you enjoyed these! Unfortunately, vegetable oil won’t work here but you could use (solidified) coconut oil instead of the butter.

      • — Jenn on April 7, 2022
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  • Is it ok to just butter the pan? Or, use wax paper? We’re out of parchment paper. Thank you.

    • — Monica on March 17, 2022
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    • Hi Monica, I wouldn’t use wax paper, but it’s fine to either butter the pan or use foil in place of the parchment.

      • — Jenn on March 17, 2022
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      • Thanks Jen. Turns out I had parchment sheets, just not a roll. I doubled the recipe and used a 9 x 13 pan. They turned out perfect as written! The pecans added a special touch. I’m thinking even people who don’t like nuts in bars and cookies would like them in these. I love how these are a breeze to whip up. We will be making these for years to come.

        • — Monica on March 22, 2022
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        • Glad they came out nicely!

          • — Jenn on March 23, 2022
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  • Just made this and it is the best!!! Added a little more flour and the baking powder. I will make this again and again. Thank you!!!!

    • — Kimberly on March 4, 2022
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  • I wanted to make a simple delicious dessert using the chocolate chips and pecans I had in my pantry. I found this recipe and made it for my husband…. OMG were these good!! They were chewy and crispy and decadent. I served them with a glass of cold milk. Thank you!!!!

    • — Tammy Jo Hughes on February 22, 2022
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  • My husband and I agree that these are outstanding – love them even more than regular brownies. They are a definite keeper. Made as directed – perfect. Thanks for another great recipe.

    • — Patti from Canada on February 3, 2022
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  • Made these blondies last week – so easy and so good that I decided to make two batches for our son to take to work. Yesterday he texted that one of his co-workers wanted to know the name of the cookie bar, so I sent the recipe and your website (and suggested that she try the Best Ever Blueberry Muffins, my absolute favorite!). I like these bars because they are so much quicker to make than cookies, especially if you don’t have a lot of time. Thanks for another great recipe!

    • — Dee Sharp on February 2, 2022
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  • These were delicious! I added 1/2 teaspoon baking powder as some of the other reviews suggested, and they turned out great! Will definitely make again!

    • — Ava on January 28, 2022
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  • Didn’t change a thing and these came out great! Dead easy to make and a total kid pleaser. People who are commenting on the lack of rise may not realize that blondies are bars, not cakes. Thanks for another 10/10 recipe!

    • — Mona on January 13, 2022
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  • So glad I tried this recipe! I was kinda nervous because I saw a few negative reviews about being way too buttery or oily but it mine came out perfect!

    I did add a 1/2 tsp of baking powder as mentioned throughout some of the reviews because I knew I’d want mine with a little rise, but either way the flavor is awesome. Baked just like a brownie. About 25 min was good for me.

    Made it 3 times so far and came out good each time. Third time I used brown butter and it was even better!! Didn’t change cook time or anything else.

    • — Nikki on January 8, 2022
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  • Just made this! I made a few tweaks from reading the comments – used room temp butter, added an extra 1/4 cup flour + 1/2 tsp baking powder. Turned out great! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    • — Julia on December 19, 2021
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  • Hi Jen,
    If baking in a glass dish, what is the cooking time? Thank you.

    • — Shirley on December 16, 2021
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    • Hi Shirley, Glass will work with no modifications to the timing — just keep an eye on it and reduce the heat by 25°F if it looks like it’s starting to brown around the edges. Enjoy!

      • — Jenn on December 17, 2021
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      • Another wonderful recipe! It smelled so good when it came out of the oven. It’s s rich and decadent. Love the chewiness and crispiness. Definitely a keeper! Hubby says he loves this one too! This will be in my cookie rotation. Thanks, Jenn!

        • — Shirl on January 5, 2022
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  • When I make these and give some of them away I hear comments like; “I was going to have just one but they were so good I couldn’t stop”.

    • — FAYE on December 2, 2021
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  • Hi Jenn,
    I’d like to try this and am wondering if the nuts should be raw or already toasted?

    • — Lesli on November 12, 2021
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    • Hi Lesli, either raw or toasted is fine. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on November 12, 2021
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  • These were good but not sure why my blondies were so flat… felt like an 8×8 inch pan is too big for this recipe. Also realised that there is 0 leavening in there so maybe thats why? Halved the sugar and overall the taste was ok I guess. However, my butter was leaking out too – think its too much?

    • — scw on November 1, 2021
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    • Hi SCW, They are definitely more like bars/brownies and don’t rise very much. And if you found them to be a bit too buttery, you could try increasing the flour by 1/4 cup. Hope that helps!

      • — Jenn on November 1, 2021
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  • Hi! I baked a double batch in a 9×13 pan and it was a little more buttery than I would have liked. Is it ok to reduce the butter or increase the flour? If yes, how much reduction or addition would you recommend? Thanks much 🙏

    • — JAK on September 8, 2021
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    • Hi Jak, you could increase the flour by 1/4 cup (or if you’re doubling the recipe, 1/2 cup).

      • — Jenn on September 13, 2021
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  • Very good!

    • — Lany Susanto on September 4, 2021
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  • Doubled the recipe and used a 9 x 13 pan…they were too dry for me

    • — Carol Winkelman on September 4, 2021
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  • Love this recipe and will make it often in our home. Perfect texture, crisp, chewy and if served warm with ice cream, it just melts down int to crevices. You won’t be disappointed with this recipe!

    • — Paula Denton on August 11, 2021
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  • I tried this simply because it had the best rating for blondies and it did not disappoint! After reading the reviews I opted for an 8×8 pan and added 1/2 tsp of making powder. My pan made 9 brownies and my husband has eaten 4 in two hours! Thanks ❤️

    • — Stef on August 4, 2021
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  • Jenn, I just made a double batch to send to two neighbors as a thank you. They came very thin and I thought I forgot the baking powder and/or soda. Upon reviewing the recipe again, I see there is none. Can you help me understand what went wrong? Is the recipe correct? Thank you!

    • — Mary on July 22, 2021
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    • Hi Mary, You didn’t do anything wrong. There is intentionally no baking soda or baking powder in this recipe. (These are more like bars/brownies and don’t rise very much.) Although I would check to be sure you used the correct size pan. Hope that clarifies!

      • — Jenn on July 22, 2021
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      • Thank you, Jenn! You’re absolutely right, my pans were not the right size so I went with one for a double batch and that’s why they turned out thinner than normal. Also, the taste is incredible and the neighbor loved them. I appreciate your reply and expertise. I always have confidence as a novice baker using your recipes 🙂

        • — Mary on July 24, 2021
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  • I’ve made these on 3 different occasions and the result is perfection! I follow the recipe as written — and truth be told, I’ve taken up baking just this year, so I’m still learning. Jenn’s instructions & pictures make it very easy to follow. These blondies are gobbled-up quickly by friends and family every single time!! 👍⭐

    • — Ms. Liz on July 8, 2021
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  • I have a question. In the recipe it calls for a square 8” pan. The photograph looks like a rectangular Pyrex dish. Which is correct?
    Also I have been told when baking in Pyrex to lower the temperature by 25’. Do you agree?
    I am looking forward to a response as I want to try this recipe.
    I am also looking forward to receiving your new cookbook in the fall.
    Thanks Jen,
    Rena Shenkarow (a big fan)

    • — Rena Shenkarow on June 4, 2021
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    • Hi Rena, it must be the picture, but that is a square pan. And regarding using glass, I’d keep the temperature the same. Just keep an eye on it and reduce the heat by 25°F if it looks like it’s starting to brown around the edges. Enjoy!

      • — Jenn on June 4, 2021
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  • These were incredible! Definitely will be making them again.

    • — Sandy on June 3, 2021
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  • It’s a nice recipe but I did expect better. The blondies are way too thin. Pan size needs to be reduced, or recipe needs to be doubled. Reduce baking time if you’re after a fudgey blondie. If you’re more than a novice baker, I probably wouldn’t recommend this recipe.

    • — Bex on June 3, 2021
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  • Best blonde brownie recipe I have made. I didn’t have pecans so substituted walnuts. I followed the recipe exactly and baked for 25 minutes. Delicious! 😋

    • — Nancy M on May 20, 2021
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  • Perfecto. Changes made: Doubled recipe for 9 x 13 pan. Browned the butter and let it cool. Added 1tsp baking powder. Baked for 38 min until toothpick came out slightly moist. This recipe is a winner. Thank you.

    • — Pat on May 7, 2021
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    • Prior to seeing your review, I did the exact same thing! In addition to doubling the recipe, browning the butter and adding 1tsp of baking powder, I also toasted the pecans and added about 2T more flour because the batter seemed too wet/oily. I think next time I’d bump it up to 1/4c. extra flour. And the baking powder if a necessity IMO. Delish!

      • — Altitudemama on July 13, 2021
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  • If I need to double the recipe, what size baking pan and baking time do you recommend? Thanks!

    • — Negin on April 19, 2021
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    • Hi Negin, I’d recommend a 9 x 13-inch pan. Baking time may be a touch longer but keep a close eye on it. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on April 21, 2021
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  • Amazingly yummy!!!

    • — Kim on April 4, 2021
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  • These are so outstanding! Everyone that had one was amazed!

    • — FAYE Beiner on April 1, 2021
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  • Excellent blondie recipe! I used an 8×8 pan and followed the instructions pretty much to a T, though my baking time ended up being around 38 minutes. It was still very soft when it came out of the oven and cooled down, but firmed up more overnight. Shared with some friends and family and it was a big hit. I will definitely be making this again!

    • — Monica on March 27, 2021
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  • The pan size is inaccurate; it really only makes enough batter for a 5×5. Also, there’s too much butter. It ended up pooling on top! Overall, very sweet without much else going on.

    • — Colleen on March 13, 2021
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  • These are AMAZING! I made them exactly as the recipe states, except I used salted butter. That didn’t matter. I will make these again and again. I baked for 25 minutes and it was the perfect amount of time. I would hesitate to double the recipe and use a larger pan because the crunchy edges are the best part. Thank you for another fabulous recipe!

    • — Nancy on March 13, 2021
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  • Oh my gosh – so delicious, and dangerous too – hard to stop at 1! Thank you Jen.

    • — Elisha on February 8, 2021
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  • Terrific recipe

    • — Me on February 7, 2021
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  • The size of the pan is not accurate so the blondies were too thin, the batter was too thick so I had to add some liquid, and it was way too oily

    • — L on February 7, 2021
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    • You added liquid and you are complaining about it being too oily?

      • — B on March 20, 2021
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  • Hi Jenn-
    For this recipe and your supernatural brownies recipe, is the parchment just to make clean up/transferring easier? If I use an aluminum foil baking pan, do I still need the parchment paper?

    • — Ellie on February 5, 2021
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    • Hi Ellie, yes those are the primary reasons for using the parchment. Parchment also is nonstick so it does double duty in that regard. If you plan to use a metal baking pan and don’t want to use the parchment, just make sure you spray it with a nonstick cooking spray. Hope that helps!

      • — Jenn on February 5, 2021
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  • I don’t think I’ve made or met a “Jenn Recipe” I didn’t like. All of her recipes (and I’ve tried many) are easy to follow and always come out wonderfully delicious.
    These chocolate chip pecan blondies are no exception. I’ve made them dozens of times and they are always a hit. Ingredients are easily changeable (white choc whips/macadamia nuts, dark choc chips/brazil nuts… the list goes on), but the “base” is stellar. They are always a hit whenever I make them and everyone asks for the recipe. Best of all, they are freezer friendly. Kudos Jenn, for another great recipe!

    • — Marilyn on February 1, 2021
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