We’re having a moment . . . a blondie moment! In celebration of National Blonde Brownie Day, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite blonde brownies, also known as blondies. Rather than getting a kick of cocoa, these bars let the rich, butterscotch notes of butter and brown sugar shine. Considered by some to be the more substantial sister of the common cookie, we can’t get enough of these quick and shareable bars. Whether topped with rum-roasted pineapple or filled with peanut butter and melty pools of dark chocolate, they’re sure to be a hit.
1.) PB&J Blondies
In a throwback to your favorite childhood lunchbox item, we added luscious swirls of grape jelly and extra peanut butter to the top of our peanut butter-rich batter. Swap out the grape jelly for your favorite flavor.
Inspired by one of our favorite Australian desserts, we piled shredded coconut and melted chocolate chunks on top of our Browned Butter Blondies. A sticky sweetened condensed milk topper pushes these blondies right over the edge into indulgent gooey bliss.
With peanut butter folded right into the batter and tempting pools of melted dark chocolate throughout, these blondies are a crowd-pleasing classic you’ll turn to again and again.
When pineapple upside-down cake meets blondies, you can expect flavor fireworks. Featuring Rum-Roasted Pineapple and an irresistible Brown Sugar-Ginger Glaze, these Rum-Roasted Pineapple Blondies offer paradise by the slice. Warning: pairing rum and pineapple may induce a longing for a tropical vacation.
The classic Southern pairing of bourbon and pecans stars in this blondie batch. The batter is as versatile as they come, so you can sub out the bourbon and pecan for any other type of liquor or nuts.
Biscoff Cookie Butter and crushed Biscoff Cookies bring warm spice to these Macadamia Cookie Butter Blondies, while chopped macadamia nuts boost the crunch factor.
Why choose between brownies and blondies when you can have both? These blondie-topped brownies are packed with island flavor.
The blondie—that golden, caramelized bar that verges on butterscotch bliss—was begging for a tangy-sweet swirl of Apricot Jam. We obliged, stirring in a hefty dose of nutty browned butter for good measure and finishing it off with a light sprinkle of sea salt.