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Bodacious Blondies: 9 Knock-Out Blonde Brownie Inspirations

Updated on December 8, 2014

Blondies Rule!

"Blondies" (aka blonde brownies) are a rich, sweet dessert bar that may resemble brownies but has its own distinctive personality.

With a buttery brown sugar base, a basic blondie recipe can be morphed into a wide variety of flavor combos simply by adding any number of fruits, nuts, spices, liqueurs, jams, extracts . . . you name it.

Here are several "knock-out" blonde brownie recipes you'll love . . . ranging in textures from dense, moist and chewy . . . to ooey-goey ;-)

Get Inspired!


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Butterscotch Brown Butter Blondies

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A symphony of sweet buttery goodness is what these are. The combination of browned butter, brown sugar and butterscotch chips are what makes Butterscotch Brown Butter Blondies so delightful. Get the recipe HERE.

Chunky Chewy "Graham Cracker" Blondies

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With the addition of graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chunks and your choice of nuts, you can understand where this chewy-gooey blondie gets its name.

Here's the recipe for Chunky Chewy Graham Cracker Blondies.

National Blonde Brownie Day

is celebrated on January 22nd in the U.S.

Black Bottom Blondies (Vegan Friendly)

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The Original Recipe For Black Bottom Blondies . . .

. . . was introduced by famed vegan home chef, Hannah Kaminsky in her book "My Sweet Vegan." A blondie top layer with a chocolaty base (thus the name, "black bottom") makes this a unique taste treat.

This blondie recipe along with tons of other inventive and taste-worthy baked sweets, can be downloaded in minutes . . .

My Sweet Vegan: Passionate About Dessert
My Sweet Vegan: Passionate About Dessert

Another winning treasure of recipes for the health-conscious who don't want to compromise on taste . . . this full-color cookbook will satisfy any sweet tooth, and leave people asking, "Are you sure this is vegan?" Hannah Kaminsky shows you how to easily bake guilt-free sweets for breakfast, snacks or dessert. Kindle version.


Spiced Double Nut Butter Blondies (Lower Calorie)

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Whole wheat flour, ginger, cayenne, avocado, peanut butter, almond butter and almonds . . . are part of the line-up of ingredients for these lower-calorie Spiced Double Nut Butter Blondies

Nutella Blondies

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This is what happens when you add Nutella to a blondie base. Hmmm, since Nutella is a chocolate-hazelnut spread, can we still call it blondie or, is it brownie? Who cares! This dense but moist blonde brownie tastes w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l.

Try this easy-to-follow recipe (Note: I would leave out the chocolate chips and add chopped nuts instead . . . your choice).

Brownies or Blondies?

Which Do You Prefer . . . Brownies or Blondies?

Brownies are my top choice!

Brownies are my top choice!

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  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Brownies, but blondies look fun too!

  • Jen withFlash 4 years ago

    Love brownies!

  • motobidia 4 years ago

    I love brownies, but I'm ready to give them all up for a Nutella Blondie!

  • mic604 4 years ago

    Like brownies the best, but, wouldn't turn down a batch of blondies.

I much prefer Blondies!

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  • Mickie Goad 4 years ago

    After drooling over the photos here, I will have to say blondies! But I still love my brownies, too.

  • Rose Jones 4 years ago

    I can definitely take the side of blondies!

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies (Gluten-Free)

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What makes this almond butter blondie so bodacious? The mere fact that it's gluten-free and absolutely delicious!

I always enjoy the recipes by Elana over at "Elana's Pantry." She's a well-respected health-conscious home baker that knows her stuff when it comes to gluten-free baking. Here's the link to her version of Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies.

Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Blondies

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With cranberries, pureed pumpkin and spices ... you can't help but think of Autumn. Instead of pumpkin pie, why not make these yummy treats instead. Great plain as a quick snack or serve with a dollop of whipped cream as a delectable holiday dessert.

I found two recipes I like: HERE and . . . HERE.

Snickerdoodle Blonde Brownies

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"Cinnamon and spice and everything nice" . . . if you love snickerdoodle cookies, you'll jump up and holler when you taste these Snickerdoodle Blonde Brownies.

Grab a recipe from any of the variations below:

White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies

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Holidays . . . showers ... weddings . . . anniversaries or any other festive event. Whatever the occasion, you'll be proud to serve these winning White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies. Click over and get the recipe here.

Choose the Perfect Baking Pan for Your Blondies

Nutty Nutty Peanut Butter Blondies

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Give A Shout About These Bodacious Blondies! - Or, just let me know you stopped by . . .

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love brownies. Thanks for the recipe ideas!

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      moonlitta 4 years ago

      Joy to my eyes:) And taste, definitely!

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      Mickie Goad 4 years ago

      You have officially inspired me to blow off my diet with these blonde brownies.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Loved your blondie coverage - lots of great choices here. Blessed.

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      Deadpool 4 years ago

      great lens