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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

blondie recipe - ingredients

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.

blondie recipe - butter and sugars in mixing bowl

Beat until well combined, about 2 minutes.

blondie recipe - mixed butter and sugars

Add the egg and vanilla.

blondie recipe - adding eggs and vanilla

Beat until combined.

blondie recipe - egg and vanilla mixed in

Add the flour and salt.

blondie recipe - adding flour and salt to batter

Mix on low until just blended.

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Add the chocolate chips and nuts.

adding chocolate chips and pecans to blondie batter

Mix in.

finished batter for blondie recipe

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

batter in pan ready to bake

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

baked blondies

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

blondies on cutting board

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

cutting blondies into squares

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

  • These were so great! They were easy to mix together and had the perfect blondie texture. Thanks Jen for an awesome recipe!

    • — Stephanie on January 9, 2023
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  • Hi Jenn, how long should I let these cool for before cutting into them?

    • — Ms. Liz on January 5, 2023
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    • I’d let them cool completely. Enjoy!

      • — Jenn on January 6, 2023
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      • Hi Jenn, thanks for the reply. I should clarify my question. 😉 What is the total time (in minutes) that I should wait before cutting into?

        • — Ms. Liz on January 6, 2023
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        • I’d give them at least an hour. 🙂

          • — Jenn on January 6, 2023
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  • I made these Blondies for Christmas this year. Everyone loved them and the only thing different I did, was substitute the chocolate chips and nuts for a bag of heath bar chips. (Wanted the texture of nuts without actual nuts) The 8×8 size for desserts allows me to have a larger variety, without so much to eat. Love your small dessert recipes!

    • — Jane Gibson on December 27, 2022
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  • I just made these and I’m in love because they are not super sweet and I was able to cook them in and 8×8 pan which gave me chunkier bars. I did cook them about 5 mins longer than recommended but my stove is crazy.

    • — Grace on December 20, 2022
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  • I tried baking these recently and they were burnt!!😭 Has anybody had any success with modifying the baking temperature and/or time? Maybe I mixed the batter for too long, any suggestions on how long to mix it for? Also, they didn’t really rise either, they just looked more like regular cookies instead of a traditional blondie. Should I use baking powder to help it rise?

    • — Mercedes Beard on December 18, 2022
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    • Hi Mercedes, I’m sorry you had a problem with these burning! If you make them again, I’d cut the baking time back by a few minutes (and I don’t think it had anything to do with how long you mixed the batter). Also, there is intentionally no baking soda or baking powder in this recipe. (These are more like bars/brownies and don’t rise very much.)

      • — Jenn on December 19, 2022
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  • I love how it was quick and easy to make. I was craving something sweet but didn’t want to go through a laundry list of ingredients and steps. I also didn’t find this sweet which is kind of nice. I ended up using 1/2 c of chocolate and even that was a lot. The batch does appear very small. I used an 8×11 as that’s all I had on hand. It filled about half the pan and I shaped it into a square otherwise it would’ve been ridiculously thin if I filled the whole pan. Only thing I didn’t like was that the bottom of my blondies were very greasy and almost seemed undercooked even though I left it in for the recommended time.

    • — Myrla on December 13, 2022
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  • Have made this three times exactly as-is. The second time I found it a bit greasy, but the third time I was sure to mix the butter and sugars together for a full 2 minutes, and this made all the difference. A big hit with children and adults. Thanks for your wonderful recipes Jenn!

    • — Karen on December 4, 2022
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  • DO NOT do this recipe as written. Either double the batch or make cookies. Absolutely no liquidity to the batter, unspreadable in the pan, and didn’t even come close filling an 8×8 in a thin layer. Not sure how this got so many positive reviews—must be paid for by the website.

    • — Cynthia on November 19, 2022
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    • I just made it and it was perfectly delicious. Not sure why you had such problems.

      • — Sheryl on November 28, 2022
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    • To suggest that the website paid for the reviews is an insult to Jenn who is a wonderful person as well as chef. Maybe you should be asking yourself, what YOU did wrong.

      • — Anonymous on December 4, 2022
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  • We aren’t too fond of chocolate, so I substituted currants with the pecans.
    My husband was delighted! This is so delicious.
    I am now making a double recipe.
    Thank you,
    Donna

    • — Donna on November 13, 2022
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  • This is my go to dessert! It’s THE best! Thinking of adding pumpkin purée for a fall version. Do you think it’ll be too watery?

    • — Jess on October 22, 2022
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    • Hi Jess, Glad you like these! If you’d like to incorporate pumpkin puree, I’d recommend replacing half of the butter with an equal amount of puree. I’d love to hear how they turn out!

      • — Jenn on October 25, 2022
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