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
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.
Beat until well combined, about 2 minutes.
Add the egg and vanilla.
Beat until combined.
Add the flour and salt.
Mix on low until just blended.
Add the chocolate chips and nuts.
Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
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 and serve warm or room temperature. Store the blondies in an airtight container at room temperature.
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?
- 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)
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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Dairy free here, so I subbed Miyoko vegan butter (cashew based) for the butter. Otherwise I doubled everything and used a 9×13 glass bake dish as recommended. Delicious! They came out brownie-like, not cookie-like.
I did reduce the chocolate chips. Instead of 3/4 cup per recipe I used 1/2 cup.
Delicious and easy!
Forgot to add when I doubled the recipe I baked for 38 minutes after checking it at 30 & 35.
I made this for a church function & it was gobbled up! I doubled the recipe in a 9×13 and kept some for the house. Totally delicious! Very easy will make again ! Since I had them in my cupboard I used equal parts mini cacao, white chocolate & dark chocolate chips to mix it up and of course pecans. May want to add some raisins or coconut next time…
Bottom line: this is a recipe I am adding to my favorites. I needed to attend two gatherings last weekend, so I made two “blondies” recipes, to test them out. The ingredients were similar in type, just differing amounts. This one was far superior in flavor and texture.
I’ve made this blondie recipe twice. Both times I substituted 1/4 white chocolate, 1/4 butterscotch, and 1/4 milk chocolate chips for the 3/4 cup semi-sweet chips. I loved the flavor the first time I made, but in my oven 30 min was not enough to set the center and even in increments I ended up burning the top. The second time I cooked at 300 degrees for 55 min and it came out perfectly-lightly browned, slightly glossy on top like a good brownie and a bit chewy. Delicious.
This recipe needs to be doubled to make a brownie of “standard” thickness. The recipe as only makes a brownie about 1/4 inch high. Please fix your recipe-we don’t need more poor recipes on the internet.
I feel like this could be said in a more positive way. What we absolutely don’t need is more negativity on the internet!
Did you make it in a pan that was too large? They worked out well for me!
Amazing, just like all Jen’s recipes and I own both her cookbooks and regularly check this website for new and delicious recipes. Thank you Jen for all your hard work, this is by far the most trustworthy food blog out there!
These are so easy abd delicious.
I will make these again for sure and just the right amount for two. Since we don’t want to waste or have alot. I did use white chocolate chips and I used pastry flour.
Thank you for another wonderful recipe.
Just wanted to add to my review that my family loved them so much they were gone the next day. I’m going to double the recipe this weekend since I saw other reviewers did that and it worked perfectly. I have high hopes they will last a couple of days.
I made these tonight and followed the recipe exactly. My friends call me the sugar chef but these were a sugar overkill. Way too sweet! Disappointing.
I made these for the first-time last week. I got rave reviews from everyone! They were soft and chewy and just the right amount of chocolate and sweetness. I will definitely be making again!
I just made these and they are delicious and so easy to make BUT I overcooked mine. Silly me. At 25 minutes, the center didn’t seem to be set so I let them go an additional 5 minutes which was a mistake. My oven is accurate so I am suggesting a cook time of 25 minutes. These are great with vanilla ice cream. BTW Jenn, thank you for all these wonderful recipes and the way that you present them.
I made these using GF flour and they turned out perfectly – chewy and moist! I was able to easily cut them in to beautiful squares; they looked so pretty on the plate. I will be making these again! Thank you for another great recipe, Jenn!
I made these over the weekend, and they were so good. Thanks for the recipe.
These were so great! They were easy to mix together and had the perfect blondie texture. Thanks Jen for an awesome recipe!
Hi Jenn, how long should I let these cool for before cutting into them?
I’d let them cool completely. Enjoy!
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?
I’d give them at least an hour. 🙂
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!
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.
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?
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.)
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.
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!
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.
I just made it and it was perfectly delicious. Not sure why you had such problems.
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.
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.
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?
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!