These Chocolate Chip Blondies are a fluffy, buttery vanilla dessert bar with lots of gooey chocolate for all chocolate lovers!

You can serve them with Churn-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream or top them with whipped cream for an easy delicious treat!

Slice of baked chocolate chip blondie resting on other baked slices.

This is an easy blondie recipe that I love to make on weekdays for movie night, or on weekends when I want a quick dessert.

Chocolate Chip Blondies

WHAT ARE BLONDIES?

Blondes are like brownies but without the cocoa powder. They are meant to be a chewy, dense cookie-like bar.

The best part about these blond bars is that they only take a few minutes to mix up and cook in less than half an hour!

Ingredients needed

8 simple ingredients are enough for these delicious blondes. As always, you can find the full list of ingredients listed in the printable recipe card below.

  • Butter
  • brown sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Plain flourAll purpose
  • baking powder
  • Salt
  • chocolate pieces you can substitute with chocolate chips if you like

Ingredients for chocolate chip blondies

How to make blondes:

These chocolate chip blondies come together quickly, so be sure to preheat the oven first!

BUTTER AND SUGAR CREAM In a stand mixer with a paddle accessorycream the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Then add the egg and vanilla and mix well.

Creamy butter and sugar in a light colored bowl.

MIX THE DRY INGREDIENTS In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add half of the dry ingredient mixture to the mixing bowl with the wet ingredients and mix. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the second half of the dry mix, then mix again. Stir in the chocolate pieces.

PRO TIP: Keep some chocolate chips to sprinkle on the blondies!

Flour in a bowl of creamed butter and sugar.

BAKE Transfer the dough to a 8×8 inch pan lined with parchment and distribute evenly. Sprinkle with a few pieces of chocolate and bake 350 F for 20-25 minutes. The center must be defined. Remove and let cool before slicing and serving.

Raw chocolate chip blondie batter in a square metal skillet.

What is the difference between a brownie and a blondie?

brownies are chocolate-based, usually made from cocoa powder and/or melted chocolate mixed into the batter.

blonde are vanilla-based and light brown in color, usually with unmelted chocolate bits mixed into the batter.

Both are buttery, fluffy and delicious!

Variants

Here are some ways to make chocolate chip blondies fun and different!

  • Use different types of chocolate! White, black or butterscotch chips would all look amazing in these blondies.
  • Garnish with fun sprinkles! These can be personalized for almost any holiday with your favorite nuggets.
  • We like it Oreo Blondie Birthday Cake for a fun treat!

Stack of 4 slices of baked blondie on white plate.

More quick and easy desserts

If you need some easier desserts with chocolate, I’ve got you covered!

I know you’ll love this easy blondie recipe as much as we do!

Slice of baked chocolate chip blondie resting on other baked slices.

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Chocolate Chip Blondies

Preparation time5 minutes

Cooking time25 minutes

Total time30 minutes

Course: Dessert

Kitchen: American

Servings: 9

calories: 351 calories

Author: Shawn

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8″ x 8″ baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.

  • In the bowl of a mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue beating until incorporated.

  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt and sift together. Add half of the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix. Scrape down sides of bowl and add remaining half of dry ingredients. Mix again. Stir in chocolate chunks, leaving a few to sprinkle on top.

  • Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until center is set. Take out of the oven and let cool down. Cut into 9 pieces and enjoy!

Nutrition

calories: 351calories | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Big: 18g | Saturated fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated fats: 1g | Monounsaturated fat: 5g | Trans fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 350UI | Calcium: 47mg | The iron: 2mg

Key words: blondies, cake, chocolate chips

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chocolate chip blondie in skillet with extra chocolate