Blondies are one of our favorite desserts. Really, who doesn’t love them? They’re chewy and buttery with a rich caramel flavor and super easy to make. They weren’t much of a problem as kids, but dare we say we actually prefer them to brownies these days! Don’t get us wrong, we still love a good brownie. However, after decades of eating brownies, we’re happy to welcome this new dessert bar to the table. We highly recommend either making a double batch or not telling the kids you made these at all. Otherwise, you may not get anything yourself, because these things go fast!
Can I use parchment paper instead of non stick spray?
You absolutely can. Just make sure you use something to keep your blonde from sticking. Dessert sticks are known for sticking to the pan.
We prefer mixing by hand, but you can always use a hand mixer or stand mixer. Be sure not to over mix.
This recipe lets you brown butter on the stovetop. You don’t want to skip this step. Browning the butter helps bring out the traditional flavors of caramel and butterscotch in blondies.
Sheet Pan Options for the Best Ever Blondies Recipe:
We prefer leaner blondies, which is why we use a 9×13 baking pan. However, you can always use an 8×8, 9×9, or 11×7 pan for thicker blondies. If using one of the other size pans, you will need to increase the baking time to 55-60 minutes.
While plugins aren’t a required addition, we love the crunch they provide! White chocolate chips are always a good choice, and if you like nuts, we recommend pecans or walnuts.
How do I know when they are baked?
You can use a toothpick to insert it in the middle, but it doesn’t matter if you can’t pull it out. completely Clean. You want it to be mostly dry, but the blondies will continue to harden once removed from the oven. You really don’t want to over bake these.
Let your blondies cool completely, then store in an airtight container on the counter for up to a week. For longer storage, wrap in plastic wrap, then place in a freezer safe bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight on the counter.