White Chocolate and Pecan Blondies

Brown sugar and butter are what make blondies so incredibly addictive. Most times, they are made with chocolate chips and sometimes butterscotch chips, but when I tried them with white chocolate and toasted pecans, a new blondie was born. Give them a go and you'll see what I mean.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 9 blondies
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1 cup (2 sticks/225 grams) salted butter, melted

2 cups (340 grams) light brown sugar

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

2 large eggs, at room temperature

2 cups (284 grams) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon fine salt

1 1/2 cups (9 ounces/ 255 grams) white chocolate chips

1 cup (142 grams) pecans, toasted and chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square cake pan and line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla.
  3. Whisk in the eggs one at a time until well combined.
  4. Using a large metal spoon, fold in the flour, salt, chocolate chips, and pecans. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the middle is just set. Don't be tempted to bake them for longer than that, or you won't get gooey centers. Let the blondies cool completely in the pan.
  6. Turn the blondies out onto a cutting board and cut into 9 squares. Enjoy warm, or cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Cook’s Note

Toasting nuts before adding them to your baking makes the world of difference. Spread them over a rimmed baking sheet and toast them in the oven at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned.

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