The best Blonde Brownies recipe, this dessert is made buttery brown sugar base and studded with chopped nuts and white chocolate chips. They’re rich, chocolatey, and easy to make!

close up image of blonde brownies cut into squares.

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While I love a classic chocolate brownie recipe, there’s something just so irresistible about a blonde brownie recipe, too! Also known as blondies, blonde brownies have a similar taste and texture to traditional brownies.

However, the primary difference is the presence of cocoa powder. As you might guess, the only chocolate in this recipe is the white chocolate chips.

The batter is made with butter, sugar, and vanilla instead. As a result, it has a sweet, almost caramel-like taste and a fudgy texture that I know you’re going to adore. Serve these blonde brownies on their own, or add your favorite toppings!

top down image of blonde brownies cut into squares sitting on top of parchment paper and a cutting board.

Blonde Brownies Recipe

All you have to do is mix the dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls. Then, combine them, add your mix-ins, and let the oven do all the hard work! With minimal prep time and a total time of less than an hour, you’ll have a satisfying dessert fit for a crowd.

This blonde brownies recipe is sure to become a go-to for bake sales, holiday parties, or when you want a sweet, midweek treat! They store well to enjoy for days, if you can get them to last that long.

And if you’re a brownie lover like me, you won’t want to miss out on more of my favorite brownie recipes! Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies, Red Velvet Brownies, and Peppermint Bark Brownies are always a good option!

ingredients to make blonde brownies.

Ingredients for Blonde Brownies

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  • Flour – If you want to sift your flour, you can, but it’s not necessary.
  • Cornstarch – This provides structure and creates a slightly crisp top.
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar – Adds sweetness and extra dark coloring. I use light brown sugar, but dark brown sugar will also work.
  • Eggs – I use room-temperature eggs for this recipe.
  • Vanilla extract
  • White chocolate chips – So sweet and delicious!
  • Walnuts – These can be optional, but they add such a good crunch!


Here are a few tweaks and variations that will work well in this brownie recipe. 

  • Add different flavors of chocolate chips. You can add milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chocolate chips, mint chocolate chips, or a combination of your favorites.
  • If you don’t want to use walnuts, feel free to substitute almonds or peanuts. Or, omit them completely to keep this recipe nut-free.
  • Add some shredded coconut to the brownie batter mixture for a slight chewy crunch.

How To Make This Blonde Brownie Recipe

  1. Preheat: Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray, and set it aside.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients: Add the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt together to a medium bowl, and mix to combine.
  3. Whisk the wet ingredients: In a separate large bowl, whisk the brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Combine: Working slowly, pour the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients. Mix just until no streaks remain. This will create a wet batter that is thick in texture.
  5. Add: Stir in the walnuts and white chocolate chips.
  6. Pour: Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  7. Bake: Transfer the pan to the oven, and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted into the center and comes out clean.
  8. Cool: Let the brownies cool in the pan. Then, cut, and serve!
close up image of a blonde brownie with a bite taken out of it.

Quick Tip

You’ll know that the blondies are ready to check for doneness by their appearance. The batter shouldn’t look shiny or wet, and there should not be any sort of jiggle to the brownie bars when the pan shakes gently.

How to Store Easy Blonde Brownies

Store leftover blonde brownie bars covered with plastic wrap followed by aluminum foil or in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to one week.

Freeze blonde brownie bars for up to three months. To do so, wrap each bar in plastic wrap. Then, transfer them to a sealable bag or airtight container, and freeze. Thaw in the fridge overnight when you’re ready to eat.


What is the difference between a brownie and a blondie?

The biggest difference is the coloring between the two. Brownies use cocoa which gives them a dark coloring, while blondies are light in color, just like their name. Brownies also have a richer, more chocolatey taste while blondies remain buttery in flavor.

Why are my blondies falling apart?

Make sure that you’re paying attention to the directions on the recipe card. If your brownies are falling apart, it’s a big sign that you’re underbaking them!

What toppings can I add to these blonde brownies?

You can top them with drizzled chocolate, caramel sauce, whipped cream, or even just a little bit of powdered sugar.

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Blonde brownies.

Blonde Brownies

The best Blonde Brownies recipe, this dessert is made buttery brown sugar base and studded with chopped nuts and white chocolate chips. They're rich, chocolatey, and easy to make!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 9×13 baking dish
  • 2 Mixing bowls


  • cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped, optional
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Add nonstick cooking spray to a 9X13-inch baking pan.
  • Add the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Mix.
    2¼ cups flour, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, ½ teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt
  • Add the brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
    1¾ cup brown sugar, 1 cup butter, 3 eggs, 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Add the bowl of dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients and stir. This should make a wet batter that is thick in texture.
  • Stir in the walnuts and white chocolate chips.
    1 cup white chocolate chips, 1 cup walnuts
  • Pour the brownie batter into the baking pan and spread so that the batter is evenly dispersed.
  • Put the brownie pan in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Let the brownies cool in the pan. Cut and serve!


You can scoop the batter into a prepared muffin tin to make brownie cups. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 431IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg
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