Blondie Recipe

filed under: Brownies on March 16, 2018

This sweet Blondie Recipe is made without chocolate!  These are a great spin-off of classic blondies and take only minutes to mix together! I have heard these called Knock You Naked Blondies, but haven’t tested it. 😉 If you are looking for a great chocolate brownie, try my Brownie Recipe!

Easy Blondie Recipe

Best Blondie Recipe

Blondies are a great and easy bar cookie dessert that is a nice twist on classic brownies.

To make this blondie recipe you will not need a stand mixer, but you will need:

  • A large microwave-safe bowl
  • A 9×9 or 9×13 baking pan (I prefer the 9×9 for thicker brownies — the ones in these photos were made in a 9×9 pan)
  • Parchment paper — this is optional but it makes it so easy to lift the blondies out of the pan to cut once they’ve cooled, and it also makes cleaning a breeze!

How to Make Blondies

Why add Butterscotch to Blondies?

Butterscotch is a flavor made from melted butter and brown sugar.  As you’ll see once we get into the recipe, those are the two primary ingredients in these blondies.  No white sugar is used(!!!), giving these bars a great rich flavor.  We’ll also toss a handful of butterscotch chips into the batter, just for good measure.

This flavor also makes these blondies a bit sweeter than your average brownie (which has a flavor that is usually slightly tempered by dark chocolate), so I recommend cutting your pieces a bit smaller than you might usually want to (or don’t, I promise I don’t judge 😉).

If you want to make these blondies without the butterscotch chips you will then have a more “traditional” or “standard” blondie recipe.

Blondies Recipe

How to Make Blondies

The recipe is simple enough. Combine wet ingredients and then add in dry ingredients. What makes this blondie recipe amazing is the melted butter and perfect amount of egg. (Save your egg whites for my copycat Coconut Swiss Meringue Frosting!)

This batter is made up of melted butter, a fair amount of sugar, and much less flour than normal which is great for soft and chewy blondie. But the addition of the butterscotch chips really puts them over-the-top. You can, of course, use milk chocolate chips or white chocolate chips if you prefer!

Secret Ingredient Blondies Recipe

Hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind Blondie Recipe!

4.8 from 10 votes
Blondie Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This sweet Blondie Recipe is made without chocolate! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blondie Recipe
Servings: 24
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 3/4 cup (350g) light brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk, room temperature preferred
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (285g) all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cup (250g) butterscotch chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C) and prepare either a 9x13 or 9x9 pan (13x9 for more servings, 9x9 for thicker, chewier butterscotch brownie squares) by lining with parchment paper (or lightly grease and flour).

  2. Combine melted butter and sugar in a large bowl, stir well.
  3. Add eggs, and egg yolk, one at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  4. Stir in vanilla extract.
  5. In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet until completely combined. Stir in butterscotch chips.
  7. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake on 350F (177C) until edges just begin to turn golden brown (this is about 25-30 minutes for 9x13 pan; 35-40 minutes for a 9x9 pan).

  8. Allow to cool before cutting and serving

Recipe Video

Samantha Merritt is the baker and blogger behind!

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  • Brenda Garriott says:

    Is this recipe missing a sugar type? Ingredients call for just Brown sugar, but instructions say “sugars” plural.

    • Amanda says:

      Sorry for that “s”. It’s just brown sugar. 🙂

  • Antri C. | Beauty Blogger & Reviewer says:

    I was looking this recipe for months! I am really happy that I found it! Thx for sharing ! xoxo
    I save it for later in my pinterest board “healthy meets tasty”

  • Lisa @happylifeblogspot says:

    I’m a butterscotch fiend! Can’t wait to make this recipe!!

  • Linda says:

    Love watching you..

  • Flira says:

    I made these today…. is cornstarch right? Top/ bottom beautiful. Center pure dough. Baked 55 mins 9×9 pan. Don’t get it a waste.

  • Kris says:

    Delicious! Super rich! I did half cup butterscotch and half cup chocolate chips.

    • Cindy says:

      Haha! A dirty blondie!

  • Sonya Cooper says:

    These look super yummy. You made me giggle
    When you said to start with a stand mixer and then you mixed it by hand…I’ve occasionally been called a dishwasher, so now I can add being a stand mixer to my capable appliance substitutions. 😋😂

  • Sheree Hyde says:

    I love love LOVE all your recipes. My daughter is getting married in Sept and loves anything butterscotch. I would like to make these for her dessert bar. How many times would I have to increase this to make enough for 75 to 100 guests? Thank you in advance! Sheree Hyde

  • Julie says:

    These brownies are awesome. Next time, I will cut back a little on the butterscotch chips. I found them to be just a tad too sweet.

  • Dina says:

    You don’t mention cornstarch in the video, but it’s listed in the recipe. Which is correct?

    • Amanda says:

      Always follow the written recipe. 🙂

  • andrea says:

    I am about to make this for our friend this weekend. 🙂 are you on instagram?

  • Mary says:

    Can’t wait on try, we often add butterscotch chip to regular chocolate brownies. Delicious!

  • Leslie Coffey says:

    Made tonight. Came out perfect, followed directions
    exactly, except put small handful of mini chocolate chips in just for the heck of it. Used 9x 13 glass dish, baked not longer 30 minured. Done just right!

  • Darlene molnar says:

    Looks great going to try then this weekend for a family reunion.

  • Donna Mitchell says:

    So delicious!! Will make them everything.

  • ilula says:

    Is the size of a pan in inches or cm?

  • Mary says:

    These are amazing.Most blondie recipes are just a gooey mess- this one – moist and delicious. I even substituted potato starch for corn as an allergy to corn was involved – great texture -. I used chocolate chips instead of butterscotch. This recipe is a crowd pleaser – they disappear so fast they leave the crowd asking for more

  • Dawn says:

    My one daughter hates chocolate so this dessert really hits the spot with her!!!

  • Gail Weldy says:

    I am struggling with this recipe. I read 2.5c flour but it looks like you put one cup in for the video. I am a new baker and things like this make a recipe hard.

  • pam voisey says:

    do u have to put chips in them

    • Amanda says:

      Nope, you can leave the butterscotch chips out.

  • Frances jones says:

    Chocolate cake. Mine collapses when it starts to cool. It’s firm to the touch in the oven. Sny advice please. X

  • Lakshmi hi baker says:

    Hi baker so . lovelly your food verry excellent.

  • Lisa M Doerr says:

    I am a blonde, got to try the butterscotch, sounds so good.

  • Natalie Izoita says:

    Made these today… TOO DIE FOR! Exactly what I was craving!

  • Margem01 says:

    Wonderfully delicious! I didn’t have butterscotch chips, so used 1 cup of peanut butter chips.

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