Not every brownie needs a dash of cocoa powder or melted chocolate. Enter: blonde brownies.
A cousin of standard brownies, the blonde variety is almost like a cookie bar – which is why it’s great paired with a tall glass of cold milk.
And if you’ve always been a blonde brownie fan anyway, you’re not alone.
Jan. 22 is National Blonde Brownie Day. So celebrate with one of these chewy bar recipes.
You can stick with the standard blonde brownies or up the ante by mixing in toffee bits to make crazy blonde brownies or chopped cashews with butterscotch brownies.
Extra chocolate makes white chocolate chunk blonde brownies something special.
Brownies get colorful with cake batter blondies – with sprinkles galore make these treats a hit with kids.
For the classic recipe, The Very Best Baking from Nestle offers their version of blonde brownies. Simple to make, the brownies get their chewy texture from a generous dose of brown sugar, butter and eggs. This recipe also makes a pile of brownies – 36 in all to serve to your hungry kids.
Crazy Blonde Brownies
These crazy blonde brownies from King Arthur Flour include a few extra ingredients and tricks to add an extra touch of richness. First, the recipe uses half all-purpose flour and half white whole wheat so it has a firmer texture. Along with chocolate chips, mix in butterscotch chips, toffee bits and chopped pecans.
Cream together butter and light-brown sugar to start baking up these butterscotch blondies from Martha Stewart. The rest of the recipe includes the standard ingredients for blondies with one addition: chopped cashews.
White Chocolate Chunk Blonde Brownies
This recipe for white chocolate chunk blonde brownies from Betty Crocker includes a double helping of chocolate. Stir white chocolate chips into brown sugar-based batter – and then add a few drops of rum extract. Once the brownies are baked, drizzle with semi-sweet chocolate.
Butter Pecan Brownies
With only a handful of ingredients, whip up these butter pecan brownies from Land O Lakes fast. Along with butter and brown sugar mix in eggs, vanilla, flour, salt and pecans, lots of pecans. Dust the blondies with powdered sugar after they cooled.
Cake Batter Blondies
Begin this recipe by using vanilla or yellow cake mix. Whisk together the mix, canola oil, an egg, milk, sprinkles and white chocolate chips. Pour the batter into an 11-by-17-inch baking pan and cook for 25 minutes. That’s it to make these simple, but fun, cake batter blondies from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Lead image from Betty Crocker