January 13, 2011

Some people think of blondies as brownies that forgot the chocolate. Those people are wrong! Blondies are delicious cookie bars full of brown sugar, which makes them taste like molasses and butterscotch. This basic recipe is a take on one from my high school Home Ec. class. What is great about this recipe is that are countless ways to adapt it and switch it up, so it never gets old. Try it plain or mix in your favorite candies, nuts, fruits and more!

You will need:

  • 1 c (2 sticks) margarine, melted
  • 2 c packed brown sugar (dark will give a more intense flavor)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • Up to 2/3 c of mix-ins, your choice! (walnuts, dried cranberries, chocolate chunks, etc.)

Then you…

  1. Preheat your oven to 350. Line a 9×13 baking dish with tinfoil and lightly coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together your melted margarine and brown sugar.
  3. Stir in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Mix in the flours, baking soda & powder, nutmeg and salt.
  5. Add in any mix-ins you want. Today I used chopped walnuts and dried cranberries & raisins.
  6. Spread the mixture into your prepared pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until set in the center.
  7. Allow to cool before cutting into blondie bars!


  1. My favorite from your HS cooking experience – those wonderful pretzels hot from the oven! Nothing better on a cold winter day!

  2. Thanks for the correction! Not being a baker, I always did think that blondies were brownies without cocoa. How wrong I was! 🙂

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