A blondie (also known as a “blonde brownie” or “blondie bar”) is a rich, sweet dessert bar. It resembles the traditional chocolate brownie, but substitutes vanilla for the cocoa used in brownies, and contains brown sugar. Blondies ingredients include flour, brown sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder, and vanilla, and may contain walnuts or pecans. Chip blondies may contain white or dark chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or other flavoured chips.
Blondies differ significantly from white chocolate brownies. Unlike the white chocolate brownie or the normal brownie, they contain no chocolate or chocolate flavouring, other than chocolate chips, which may be included. They may also contain coconut, nuts, toffee, or any other chunky candy for added texture. Blondies are not usually frosted; the brown sugar tends to be sweet enough. A variation is the Congo Bar, which contains chocolate chips with either walnuts or coconut.
Baked in a pan in an oven in a manner similar to that of the baking of traditional brownies, and then cut into rectangular shapes for serving. Blondies are sometimes served in sundaes, often topped with caramel sauce.
- ⅓ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup dark choc bits (we use Nestlé Bakers Choice )
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- Cream butter; gradually add brown sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract; beat well.
- Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture, and mix well.
- Stir in dark choc bits and pecans.
- Spread mixture into a greased 10 cm square cake pan.
- Bake at 175°C for 25 - 30 minutes.
- Cool and cut into squares.