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!

Blondie Recipe

Blondies, also known as blonde brownies, are rich dessert bars that are made with brown sugar to give them that extra sweetness. There is no chocolate to be found in a blondie bar, but other ingredients like the butterscotch chips I added in this recipe are commonly added. In fact, blondies may have come before chocolate brownies since Fanny Farmer made ‘brownies’ without any chocolate back in 1896!


One Blondie with Bite Taken Out on White Counter with Blondies in Background

Blondie Recipe

This dessert bar is easy to make and a great alternative to the classic chocolate brownie.

Raw Dough for Blondies Recipe with Butterscotch Chips

How to Make Blondies

This batter is made up of melted butter, a fair amount of brown sugar, and much less flour than normal which is great for a 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, or even do a half and half combination of your favorite chips.

First, combine the melted butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Stir well before adding the eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, mixing it all together. Next, add the vanilla.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch (the ingredient that helps the bars from getting too dry), baking powder, and salt. Stir the dry mixture into the butter and egg mixture until completely combined.

If the batter is getting too thick, you can always use a hand mixer. Finally, gently fold in the butterscotch chips. Spread the batter into the 9×9-inch pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. If you are using a 9×13-inch pan, you will bake the bars for 25-30 minutes. Let them cool before cutting them.

One Blondie Bar on Counter with Blondies in Back and Butterscotch Chips Round it

Why add Butterscotch to Blondies?

Butterscotch is a flavor made from melted butter and brown sugar.  As you see in the recipe, those are the two primary ingredients in these blondies. No granulated sugar is used, giving these bars a great rich flavor. So, the added butterscotch chips simply step up the sweetness of the bars a notch.

Since these bars are a lot sweeter than a chocolate brownie, I recommend cutting your pieces a bit smaller than you might usually want to (or don’t…it’s entirely up to you)! If you want to make these blondies without the butterscotch chips you will then have a more “traditional” or “standard” blondie recipe.

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Blondie Recipe

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
This sweet Blondie Recipe is a rich dessert bar with added butterscotch chips.


  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 3/4 cups (350g) light brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 2 large eggs + 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (285g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (250g) butterscotch chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a 9x9-inch pan by lining it with parchment paper (or lightly grease and flour). (You could use a 9x13-inch pan for more servings, but the bars will be thinner.)
  • Combine melted butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Stir well.
  • Add the eggs and the egg yolk, one at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
  • Gradually stir the flour mixture into the butter and egg mixture until completely combined. Stir in butterscotch chips.
  • Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake at 350°F (177°C) until edges just begin to turn golden brown (35-40 minutes). If you are using a 9x13-inch pan, bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool before cutting and serving.


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Reader Comments

  1. These are my absolute favorite blonde brownie! You could add different chips or nuts and they would all be fabulous!

  2. So good! I made these yesterday (as written, 9×9″ pan) and took them to my son’s house for our first visit in over a quarter of a year (mainly due to Covid-19). My son had always thought that he didn’t care for butterscotch, but he liked these a lot. And his two-year-old son almost had a tantrum when he wasn’t allowed to have a third one, so they were a hit all around. 🙂

  3. I’ve done this recipe twice. They are delicious!!!
    But, what can I do to get more even blondies? The edges are very high. Am I doing something wrong?
    Thank you!

  4. I made this recipe today however I found it was too sweet is there anyway to cut down on the sugar? Will it effect the blondie itself? Alibi found that the measurements in cups don’t add up to the grams. For the flour it was less in grams compared to when measuring in cups.

  5. Absolutely an amazing recipe I made it today for my staff and they were in love even my doctors left them thank you🥰

  6. I am curious about the cornstarch. Can you tell me what it does for this recipe. I have never seen it used in bar or cookie recipes. I have had a lot of success with the recipes from your website.

    1. Hi, Lisa! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. The cornstarch helps the bars get a tender and soft texture. Have a great day!

  7. This is the best blondie recipe. I tried a lot and this came out right every time. This time I added bacon. So far they look perfect but I need to let the, cool some more. This recipe does not translate well to gluten free. They crumbled everywhere. I tried it twice.

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