Monday, January 30, 2012

Chocolate Chunk Blondies

I saw Ina Garten make this on her Food Network TV Show Barefoot Contessa and knew it would be perfect for an upcoming bake sale. I made this in a 13 x 9 pan and dusted the final product with powdered sugar after it cooled. I used about 2 cups of chocolate chips and skipped the walnuts. They were very popular at the bake sale!


  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/4 pounds semisweet chocolate chunks


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 x 12 x 2 inch baking pan.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on high speed for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, add the vanilla, then the eggs, one at a time, and mix well, scraping down the bowl. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt and with the mixer still on low, slowly add flour mixture to the butter mixture. Fold the walnuts and chocolate chunks in with a rubber spatula.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for 30 minutes exactly. Don't overbake! A toothpick may not come out clean. Cool completely in the pan and cut into bars.
Yields 16 big bars.


  1. This blondies looks very delicious and I would buy a slice of this slice if I'm at the bake sale.

  2. I bet these were big sellers. They look delicious!

  3. mmm..chocolate and walnuts are such a good combo!

  4. I can see why they were popular! Looks great!!

  5. Ina is a genius. I bet these were delicious!