Chocolate Chip Blondies

Ever since I did the first batch of Butterscotch Blondies last year, I knew I had to try some other variations and Chocolate Chip Blondies were  the obvious choice! Browsing through the many (many) recipes I have bookmarked that haven’t yet made it to my Pinterest board or to my MacGourmet library, I found this one from Deb at the Smitten Kitchen. Her recipes are always on the dot and never disappoint.

What I absolutely love about it: an easy one bowl recipe and it’s easy to double. Try your own version! You can replace the Chocolate Chips for Butterscotch or Peanut Butter Chips, or dried Cranberries (or maybe a cranberries and raisins medley)? Or nuts? See, I’m already planing the next batch! Here are some suggestions from Deb (found on her site):

Further additions, use one or a combination of:

  • ½ to 1 cup chopped nuts, toasting them first for even better flavor
  • ½ to 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract in addition to or in place of the vanilla
  • ½ cup mashed bananas
  • ½ cup bourbon, scotch or other whiskey; increase the flour by one tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons of espresso powder with the vanilla
  • Stir ½ cup dried fruit, especially dried cherries, into the prepared batter
  • Top with a vanilla butter cream or chocolate peanut butter cream frosting
The options are endless!

Kitty

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Recipe by Deb from Smitten Kitchen
Makes one 8″x8″ pan

Ingredients:
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at 350°F. Butter an 8×8 pan.
  2. Mix melted butter with brown sugar – beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla.
  3. Add salt, stir in flour. Mix in chocolate chips.
  4. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until set in the middle.
  5. Cool on rack before cutting them.

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

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  1. Voncelle Volté

    Wednesday November 7th, 2012 at 05:50 PM

    Thank you for adapting and sharing this Chocolate Chip Blondies recipe for adults. This will definitely be one of my party favorites this holiday season.

    Stay tuned into The Light!

    Illuminatingly,
    Voncelle Volté

  2. Kitty

    Wednesday November 7th, 2012 at 06:19 PM

    So glad you liked the recipe! Let us know how it goes!

    ~ Kitty

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