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

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  • Anna Metzer says:

    Would cinnamon chips work? I don’t care for butterscotch.

  • Denise Partack says:

    Why do you use cornstarch

  • mitchel says:

    Loved these! Added a mix of white chocolate and butterscotch chips plus some macadamia nuts, which put them over the top! The crunch from the nuts adds some great texture.

    I would definitely make these with a mixer – it was a struggle to mix the thick batter by hand. Also, considering reducing the sugar by 1/4 cup or so if you are adding a lot of chips, as they get a little overly sweet.

    Great recipe, thanks!


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  • Ani says:

    I just made it today, (4Aug19).
    These are yummy but too sweet even though I only used 280gm of sugar instead of 350gm.

    Will definitely make again using this recipe but with lesser sugar.

  • Sara says:

    I doubled this recipe and baked it in a 13×9 to try to achieve the thickness as the 9×9. It would not cook! By the time the middle was close to not raw the edges were like rocks! The flavor was awesome! Now I will try a single batch in the 13×9 because I need more servings.

  • Heather says:

    I made these tonight for our church’s Wednesday night dinner. Everyone loved them. I melted and “Browned” my butter and let it cool before i mixed it with the sugar because I like the browned butter flavor and it really came through nicely. I did use a 9×13 and baked it for 30 although next time I might take out at 27-28 minutes. Great recipe~

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Love that idea Heather!!!

  • Cristy says:

    You are wonderful! thank you so mucho for sharing all your knowledge, My family & I love these blondies, they came out perfect & deliciouse everytime Blessings!

  • Louise says:

    love these!! made them with white chocolate chips instead and they were lush, can’t wait to make more for christmas day 🙂

  • Ama says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I made it with trail mix. It came out chewy and wonderful.

  • Aubrey says:

    Tons of compliments! My first batch I did all butterscotch and that was everyone’s favorite. Several people asked me for the recipe! And it was so easy to make that I decided to make a second batch. I ran out of butterscotch chips so I used half cup of butterscotch and then chocolate chips for the rest and it was good too, more of a chocolate chip cookie brownie flavor though. Highly recommend!

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