Easy Blondie Recipe – how to make blondies

February 23, 2021Sew White

This Easy Blondie Recipe will become a family favourite bake in no time. It’s the best blondies recipe that can be adapted to include your favourite chocolates or candy. A blondie is a brownie without the cocoa powder and is like a delicious chunky vanilla cookie.

This easy Blondie Recipe is perfect picnic food, easy party food and a lovely bake to make at the weekend with children. This simple recipe will be the best thing you’ve baked all week! I hope you enjoy my squidgy blondies recipe.

I love creating recipes for the blog which I make so much at home. This is one of those recipes. They are always a popular recipe and a quick bake for when people are on the way to visit and you want something fresh from the oven to greet them.

This recipe is hugely versatile and can be adapted to have great flavours and make it easy to have throughout the year with different toppings.

Stacked golden blondies fresh from the oven using the Easy Blondie Recipe

What is the difference between brownies and blondies? Scroll down for the blondie recipe.

The difference between brownies and blondies the cocoa. You can make these blondies into brownies by adding cocoa. Without the cocoa you have a lovely vanilla flavoured bake which has the iconic squidgy consistency of brownies.

How do you make blondies from scratch?

Making blondies from scratch is really easy and I think they taste better than any store bought blondie.

It takes about 20 minutes to blondies and only 30 minutes to cook. Within an hour you can have delicious hot blondies to enjoy straight from the oven.

How to make blondies

Melted butter in a pyrex jug

Gently melt the butter in 10 second bursts in the microwave.

brown sugar and caster sugar in a bowl

Add the brown sugar and the caster sugar to a bowl.

Add the butter to the sugar.

Mix together until combined.

Stir in the three eggs. (Photographed before I added the third in)

Mix together until the eggs are combined.

Vanilla extract

Add the vanilla extract and stir in.

Sieving in the flour into the blondie mix.

Sieve in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.

easy blondie recipe mix about to go into the oven

Add the mixture to the prepared cake pan and level it off.

Finished blondie traybake cooling in the tray

Bake for 30 minutes and until the top feels set to the touch and is light brown colour.

easy blondie recipe finished pieces stacked on top of each other

Allow the blondie to cool in the cake tin until easy to handle and remove from the tin, place on a cooling rack and slice into bitesize pieces or bars.

Blondie Recipe slices on greaseproof paper ready to serve

What can I serve with these easy blondies?

Freshly made blondies are great on their own but they can be served with a range of goodies.

I love making them for a dessert served with a little whipped up cream, fresh fruit and sometimes ice cream if I can time them to be hot from the oven.

Serving suggestion for blondies

  • fresh fruit
  • ice cream
  • whipped up double cream
  • chocolate sauce
  • fruit coulis
  • hot fruit – mixed berries
Golden brown easy Blondies sliced up and being wrapped in greaseproof paper and red string

Troubleshooting blondie recipe making

WHY ARE MY BLONDIES MORE LIKE CAKE?

Cake like blondies are common when the amount of flour is too high. My easy blondie recipe below has been tried and tested to give you the perfect brownie squidgy consistency. The easy lovely recipe makes the most yummy blondies.

MY BLONDIES ARE SINKING

Blondies have a rising agent that will help them rise and give them that lovely squidgy brownie texture. If you blondies are rising and then sinking it could be that your oven is too hot.

If it is too hot the agent will make the brownies rise before it cooks enough to hold. Then the brownies will fall.

They will still be perfectly edible and totally delicious.

What can I add to blondies?

Packaging slices of the Blondie Recipe bake with greaseproof paper and string

There are so many things you can add to this easy blondie recipe to make them even more special.

CHOCOLATE BLONDIE RECIPE

This best blondie recipe is easy to adapt. You can stir in your favourite chocolate chips. I love white chocolate chips. However if you can make it a triple chocolate blondie by adding in white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips. All together it would be a chocolate fans dream sweet treat.

Want to try white chocolate blondies? Check out my recipe for them here…

White Chocolate Blondie Recipe
If you are looking for the best white chocolate brownies recipe you have come to the right place. These white chocolate chip blondies are so delicious and great picnic food, a lovely lunch box home-made treat and yummy party food.
White chocolate is a great flavour to add to these no cocoa brownies and keep the chocolate theme going. As well as having white chocolate chips in the blondies I have also drizzled white chocolate over the top too. Adding sprinkles is just extra bit of fun to finish off the white chocolate blondies.
Check out this recipe

BISCOFF BLONDIES

Do you love Biscoff? I do! I love that rich gingerbread type flavour it has. Making Biscoff blondies is a match made in heaven. I absolutely adore them and I know a lot of people would join me.

To turn this easy blondie recipe into a biscoff blondie recipe you can do it in two ways.

  1. Take a teaspoon of the Lotus Biscoff spread and add dollops to the mixture when it is in the cake pan just before it goes into the oven. Then using the teaspoon or a fork move the Biscoff spread around slightly so it blends into the mixture a bit.
  2. Add 4 tablespoons of the spread to the mix before you add the flour. This will give the whole blondie bake a rich Biscoff flavour.

If you make them Biscoff blondies then both of these ways will cook for the same amount of time as listed in the recipe belong.

CHRISTMAS BLONDIES

Looking to make Blondies even more special in time for the festive period. It is easy to make these blondies into Christmas blondies. An easy way to achieve that is to Christmas spices.

Mix in your favourite Christmas spices to give that beautiful Christmas flavour. Plus it will make the house smell amazing too. My flavour combination for Christmas blondies would have to include ground cloves, cinnamon and ground ginger too.

A stack of blondies straight from the oven

EASTER BLONDIES

Easter chocolates are perfect for adding to this easy blondie recipe. Make the recipe up to the point before you add it to the cake tin / cake pan. Stir in your favourite Easter chocolate and Easter candy to the blondie mix.

Mini eggs, chocolate eggs, Easter candy and big chunks of broken up Easter egg work too. Stir some in and then add a handful to the top just before putting it in the oven. This will give a great finished texture.

squidgy blondies straight from the oven

HALLOWEEN BLONDIES

Using this easy blondie recipe you can use up your leftover Halloween candy and make delicious Halloween blondies.

Make up the blondies up to the point before you add to the cake pan and mix in your favourite candy. It works best with chocolates but a few jelly sweets would also work too.

PEANUT BUTTER BLONDIE RECIPE

Like the Biscoff blondies above it is easy to add peanut butter to blondies. Make the blondie recipe and add it to the cake pan / cake tin. Using a teaspoon scoop peanut butter dollops into the mix.

Evenly space them out and when you’ve got a few in the blondie mix, use the back of the teaspoon to swirl the peanut butter dollops around the tin. Bake as normal and enjoy.

Another way of adding peanut butter to the blondies is to mix in 3 heaped tablespoons of peanut butter to the mix just after you’ve mixed the butter and sugar together. Continue the blondie recipe as below and you will have gorgeous peanut butter blondies ready to enjoy.

A gorgeous golden stack of a trio of blondies
Easy Blondie Recipe to make at home. Freshly sliced blondie on a blue surface

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Easy Blondie Recipe

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This Easy Blondie Recipe will become a family favourite bake in no time. It’s the best blondies recipe that can be adapted to include your favourite chocolates or candy. A blondie is a brownie without the cocoa powder and is like a delicious chunky vanilla cookie. Explore my recipes on how to make blondies at home.
This easy Blondie Recipe is perfect picnic food, easy party food and a lovely bake to make at the weekend with children. This simple recipe will be the best thing you’ve baked all week! I hope you enjoy my squidgy blondies recipe.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Bakes, Cakes, cookies, lunchboxes, Party Food, picnic food, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, British, English, International
Servings 24 slices
Calories 3719 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Kitchen Scales
  • 9 inch x 12 inch cake pan
  • greaseproof paper

Ingredients
 
 

  • 175 grams unsalted butter
  • 200 grams light brown soft sugar
  • 150 grams caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 250 grams plain flour / all purpose flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • small pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC / 350°F / Gas Mark 4.
  • Line a 9 inch x 12 inch cake pan (traybake tin/cake tin) with greaseproof paper.
  • Gently melt the butter in 10 second bursts in the microwave.
  • Add the brown sugar and the caster sugar to a bowl.
  • Add the butter to the sugar.
  • Mix together until combined.
  • Stir in the three eggs. (Photographed before I added the third in)
  • Mix together until the eggs are combined.
  • Add the vanilla extract and stir in.
  • Sieve in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  • Add the mixture to the prepared cake pan and level it off.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and until the top feels set to the touch and is light brown colour.
  • Allow the blondie to cool in the cake tin until easy to handle and remove from the tin, place on a cooling rack and slice into bitesize pieces or bars.

Notes

•Store your blondies in an airtight container. They should last for up to 5 days if you don’t eat them all first.
•Blondies freeze really well. Once they are cooked wrap them up in cling film or pop in an airtight container and store them for up to 3 months. Leave them at room temperature to defrost when you’re ready to enjoy then. You can also pop them into a medium warm oven to warm them up.
•What can I add into the blondies? Well there are so many things you can mix into them. I would suggest your favourite chocolate chips, dried fruits, nuts or even your favourite candy bar.

Nutrition

Calories: 3719kcalCarbohydrates: 540gProtein: 44gFat: 157gSaturated Fat: 94gTrans Fat: 6gCholesterol: 867mgSodium: 694mgPotassium: 773mgFiber: 7gSugar: 346gVitamin A: 5086IUCalcium: 557mgIron: 16mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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20 Comments

  • Melissa

    February 23, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    These bring back memories for me: I used to make them when iI was a teen. Thanks for all of the ideas for variation: looks delicious!5 stars

  • Jess

    February 25, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    I am not a huge brownie fan so these blondies are perfect for me! I love the ideas on how to adapt the recipe for various holidays!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      February 26, 2021 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you. I am glad you like my ideas. I’m trying to be useful and suggest more ways to adapt the recipe.

  • Ntaalie

    February 25, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Oh, wow… This looks absolutely amazing. The texture is so fluffy. I must give this recipe a try.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      February 26, 2021 at 5:33 pm

      Thank you! They are so fluffy but so delicious too. I hope you enjoy them x

  • Jenn

    February 25, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    These are a throwback for me – and I loved them! So easy and delish, I had to swat the kids away so I could get a piece!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      February 26, 2021 at 5:32 pm

      Aww I love that! I am so glad you all enjoyed them!

  • Carrie Carvalho

    February 25, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Delicious! Love Blondies and these look amazing. Love your idea for Biscoff Blondies too, can’t wait to try it.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      February 26, 2021 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you Carrie, It really really works. I can’t wait to get my recipe for them up properly.

  • Aimee Mars

    February 25, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Some of my favorite recipes to share are the ones I make at home too! I lean towards making more brownies because that’s what everyone in my family likes, but I’m more of a blondie girl myself. I think I’m going to switch it up and try these soon!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      February 26, 2021 at 5:31 pm

      I hope you enjoy them! I love when I can create something just for me.

  • Julia

    February 25, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    These looks so good and I love that I can freeze them for later!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      February 26, 2021 at 5:29 pm

      Me too. It’s definitely worth making a batch and saving some for later.

  • Cat | Curly’s Cooking

    February 26, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    I absolutely love blondies and this are simple and so delicious!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 1, 2021 at 12:12 pm

      A simple bake that tastes so good is just winning!

  • Chloe Edges

    February 28, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    These sound delish – I think I’ll be putting some peanut butter into mine!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 1, 2021 at 12:12 pm

      Oh very good choice!

  • Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

    March 1, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    YUM – reading this is making me feel very hungry! Eb 🙂5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 2, 2021 at 5:34 pm

      I needed to make an extra batch after writing it!

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    March 3, 2021 at 2:16 pm

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