Usually I would consider myself to be a brownie lover, but these Loaded Blonde Brownies are quickly becoming a favorite!
What is a blonde brownie (aka “blondie”)?
A blonde brownie is basically a brownie with vanilla used instead of chocolate. While the flavor of brownies comes from the chocolate, the flavor for blonde brownies comes from brown sugar mixed with the butter – which gives them a delicious butterscotch-like flavor.
For this recipe, do not substitute margarine for the butter or your blondies will not turn out the way they are supposed to.
How to Make Blonde Brownies? It’s So Easy!
These bars only need one bowl to make and can be thrown together in about 5 minutes. These blonde brownies turn out soft and chewy every time. You will want to be sure to not overbake them – they are meant to be a little gooey in the middle.
I love making bar cookies like these blondies because you don’t have to scoop each individual cookie out – just press the dough in a pan, bake, and cut into bars.
I usually mix my dough in a Kitchen Aid, but you can also use a large mixing bowl and mix it by hand.
Light brown sugar vs. dark brown sugar
While both light and dark brown sugars are a mix of sugar and molasses, dark brown sugar has more molasses and a deeper, stronger flavor.
For this blonde brownies recipe, I used light brown sugar because that is what I had on hand. Dark sugar will work great for this recipe as well.
What makes these blondies loaded?
For this recipe, we loaded these blonde brownies with macadamia nuts, white chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chips. You can use as much or as little of the mix-ins as you want, or switch them out to make them your own!
Other mix-ins you could add to these blondies:
- toffee bits
- butterscotch chips
- peanut butter chips
- Reese’s Pieces
- Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter cups
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Other blonde brownies to try:
- Banana Nut Blondies with Maple Frosting
- Peanut Butter M & M Blondies
- Fluffernutter Blondies
- Oatmeal Scotchie Blondies
- Cookies and Cream Oreo Blondies