Chewy, Chunky Blondies brimming with walnuts, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, and coconut. These blondies have a rich butterscotch flavor that are similar to a giant cookie. My obsession with these delicious cousin of the brownie all started with the Brewer’s Blondies that I made back in the fall. I then went on to try the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies which were just as incredible. I love how simple, quick and adaptable these are to make. Don’t like butterscotch? No problem, just swap it out for white chocolate, toffee bits, maybe even those peanut butter swirled chips. Can’t stand walnuts? Go ahead and switch them out for pecans, almonds, peanuts, or hazelnuts. Whatever combination you choose they are sure to be a hit with your family and friends.
Chewy, Chunky Blondies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups (packed) light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chips or 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- Preheat the oven to 325°F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up the two short sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. Butter the parchment.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- n the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add both sugars and beat until well incorporated, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
- With the stand mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients, mixing just until incorporated. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the chips, nuts and coconut. Spread into prepared pan and use an off set spatula to smooth the top.
- Bake for about 40 minutes, until golden brown and a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for about 15 minutes before using the parchment handles to lift the bars out of the pan. Cool completely on wire rack before cutting into squares and serving.
Source: Baking: From My Home to Yours