These red, white, and blue blondies are sure to be a hit. This easy blondie recipe is perfect for a quick and easy bake. Check out these Coronation blondies for a tasty and patriotic dessert. Perfect for street parties, dinner parties or just treating yourself.
These Red, White, and Blue Blondies are a recipe worth trying. Whether you’re making them for a special occasion or just for a sweet snack, they are sure to impress both your taste buds and your guests.
With so many variations and substitutions available, you can tailor-make this recipe to suit your favourite tastes. Give these coronation blondies a try and experience the yumminess for yourself! As Julia Child once said, “A party without cake is just a meeting.” So go ahead and make your gatherings extra special with these delicious coronation blondies.
Why you’ll love this Red White and Blue Blondies recipe
These Red, White, and Blue Blondies are the perfect dessert for any summer occasion, especially the Coronation. The combination of sweet flavours of the chocolate mixed with the vanilla and buttery blondie base makes for a delectable treat that everyone will love.
Not only are these blondies irresistibly delicious, but they are also easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you can have a crowd-pleasing dessert ready in no time.
The recipe is hugely versatile and can be adapted for various occasions, such as using different colours for different holidays. Or you could try changing the flavour completely by adding nuts, dried fruit or fresh fruit.
Another great thing about these blondies is that they can be made ahead of time and stored for a later event. This makes them perfect for bringing to a picnic, barbecue, or any event where you want to impress your guests with your baking skills.
These blondies are perfect for the King’s Coronation, a Fourth of July party or any patriotic celebration. The red, white, and blue M&Ms add a pop of colour to the blondies, making them a standout treat on any dessert table.
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Light Brown Sugar
Brown sugar is perfect for making blondies with. The gorgeous caramel taste from the molasses in brown sugar is to die for and offers a more golden colour to your red white and blue blondies.
Sweet and perfect for baking with, caster sugar is vital in this blondie recipe but, should you not have any caster sugar on hand, granulated sugar will work just as well in this bake.
Red white and blue cookie bars need unsalted butter to combine all the ingredients together and create fluffy gooey blondies. Salted butter also works, but you’ll just want to omit the pinch of salt from later in the recipe.
Eggs offer structure to your bake. When making patriotic blondies, you’ll want about 3 eggs to make one average-sized traybake of blondies. If you’re wanting to double this recipe you will need to scape up the number of eggs you need.
Sweet and lovely, vanilla extract is key to this blondie recipe. It makes the sweet and golden brownies sweet and full of flavour. This is one of the key ingredients that differentiates a blondie from a brownie.
I used plain flour in this patriotic blondies, this is because we want to control the amount of growing it does in the oven, so by using plain flour and adding baking powder we control how much they rise. If you want to use self – raising flour you can, just omit the baking powder.
When following a good blondie recipe the amount of baking powder will determine how much your red white and blue blondies rise in the oven. I usually recommend about a teaspoon but you can adapt this as you go.
This blondie recipe uses chocolate M&Ms to create red white and blue sprinkles. You could use any coloured sprinkles to make these patriotic blondies.
How to make Red White and Blue Blondies – step by step
For the full recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.
Start by gently melting the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. You’ll want to melt it in 10-second bursts in the microwave so it doesn’t burn.
Add the brown sugar and the caster sugar to a bowl. There’s no need to sieve your sugars.
Add the melted butter to the sugar and mix together until combined and fluffy.
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. If you used salted butter, you can omit the salt from this step.
Stir in most of the red, white and blue chocolates or sprinkles, leaving a handful to place on top.
Add the mixture to the cake tin and sprinkles the last red white and blue chocolates or M&Ms on top.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown with crisp shell on the top. If you want them to be more like a cookie bar then cook for 20 minutes to keep them softer.
Slice up when still warm and enjoy!
Red White and Blue Blondies Top Tips
Cut them into bite-sized pieces and serve them on a platter as a dessert finger food.
Top them with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries for a stunning dessert that’s sure to impress your guests.
Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different fillings like fresh fruit and nuts.
You can also warm them up and serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a deliciously decadent dessert. Think of a giant cookie bar hot with cold ice cream. Delicious.
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- Mixing bowl – I would recommend the Mason Cash mixing bowls (AD Gift). They are so beautiful and last a lifetime. I still have the one I used as a child. They are definitely heritage pieces but without the heritage price tags. Plus they come in the most beautiful colours perfect to match any kitchen colour scheme.
- Wooden spoon
- Kitchen Scales
- 9 inch x 12 inch cake pan
- Greaseproof paper
Red White and Blue Blondies – Substitutions and variations
If you’re looking to switch things up a bit, there are plenty of ways to adapt and change this recipe. For example, you could add some chopped nuts or dried fruit to give it a bit of texture and extra flavour.
Add more chocolate! White chocolate chips or dark chocolate chunks would also be a delicious addition to this recipe.
Make gluten-free blondies. Replace the plain flour with 275g of gluten-free flour.
Storing Red White and Blue Blondies / Making ahead of time options
Regardless of the occasion, the Red, White, and Blue Blondies are always a hit. These blondies can be made up to three days in advance and stored in an airtight container in a cool room.
If you want to keep them longer, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze them for up to six months. Just make sure to let them come to room temperature before serving.
One tip for making these blondies ahead of time is to underbake them slightly. This will ensure that they stay moist and delicious even after storing. You can also add a layer of parchment paper between the layers of blondies to prevent them from sticking together.
Are blondies meant to be gooey in the middle?
Yes, blondies are meant to be a little gooey in the middle, this helps make them chewy and delicious. You can adapt the cooking time of your blondies to determine how gooey you want your blondies to be. I like mine to have a crunchy edge and a gooey, chewy middle.
Why are they called blondies?
Blondies are called blondies due to their light colour. They follow a very similar recipe to brownies but omit the cocoa powder in favour of a light brown sugar and vanilla extract. This means your blondies are a light golden colour, like blonde hair.
Do blondies harden as they cool?
Yes, blondies will harden as they cool and finish cooking once you’ve removed them from the oven. If you like your blondies on the gooey side, you’ll want to take them out the even before they are fully cooked in the middle as they will continue to cook and harden once they’ve come out the oven.
What can you add to blondies?
You can add all sorts to blondies, chocolate chips, fruits or chopped nuts. I’ve tried making Easter blondies with crushed mini eggs, summer blondies with chopped strawberries or even a Christmas blondie full of festive spices and dried cranberries.
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Red White and Blue Blondies
- 175 grams (6 oz) unsalted butter
- 200 grams (1 cups) light brown soft sugar
- 150 grams (¾ cups) caster sugar
- 3 medium (3 medium) eggs
- 2 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) vanilla extract
- 250 grams (2 cups) plain flour / all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) baking powder
- small pinch (small pinch) salt
- 200 g (1 ¼ cups) red white and blue sprinkles (M&Ms, Smarties or coloured chocolate beans)
- 100 g (3 ½ oz) chocolate chips
- 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.
- Stir in the white chocolate chips and half of the red white and blue sprinkles or chocolates.
- Add the blondie mixture to the prepared cake pan and level it off.
- Add the remaining red white and blue sprinkles or chocolates to the top.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes and until the top feels set to the touch and is light brown in 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.
Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.