Nana's Chewy Blondies!

 
 


The Blondie is sort of the brownie's less popular cousin.  However, I am not really sure why, because I love a good Blondie.  I guess it's the whole chocolate factor and how much most people really love chocolate. I am one of those people, but you can't eat chocolate for everything...can you?  Well, you could, but it gets sort of predictable.   This Blondie recipe is my mother's that she has been making for many years.  It's just very basic and easy and the thing I like about it is that you usually have all of these ingredients on hand.  

Now if you look on Pinterest or on other food blogs, they have done just about everything to the poor little Blondie to dress her up and make her more exotic and fun and interesting.  There are M&M Blondie's, butterscotch Blondie's, Blondie's with caramel drizzled on them, Blondie's with white chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts.  There was even a Blondie with dark roots, which was a Blondie with chocolate on the bottom...lol.  Wasn't that just clever?  This is just a plain little Blondie and I think it's good enough as is with it's 1 cup of nuts, but feel free to add in whatever you like...white chocolate chips, dark roots, fancy schmancy nuts that cost a fortune, caramel drizzle...heck I think I might make some for Valentine's Day with those pink and red M&M's myself. 

Here is what you will need for the basic Blondie:

1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups self rising flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans are good)


Melt butter over low heat or in microwave.  Mix in the brown sugar.  Stir well.  Add in the eggs.  Gradually stir in the flour. Now add the vanilla and nuts.  Don't use an electric mixer, just a spoon.  

Spread in a 9"x9" pan that has been sprayed with nonstick baking spray for 30 to 35 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
If you want thinner, chewier Blondie's, spread in a 9"x13" pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Nana's Chewy Blondie's!



25 comments:

  1. WHAT BAKING TEMP.

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  2. What oven temperature?? 350 degrees?

    Recipe sounds good. Can't wait to try it!

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    1. Yes, it says 350 degrees.

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  3. My granddaughter is allergic to nuts. Is it just as good without the nuts?

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    1. Still good without the nuts, but bake them in the 9x9 NOT the 9x13. If you can add something else like chocolate chips or butterscotch chips, then you can use the larger pan. Good lock!

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    2. I eliminated the nuts and used butterscotch bits. YUM!!!!

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  4. Could the nuts be omitted with good resultd?

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  5. jenell from MississippiJanuary 18, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Thanks I know this is going to be wonderful and I like how easy it is going to be to prepare!!

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  6. Yum smone in Alabama made 'em once luv them but never got it rite. TY

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  7. I'm making these tomorrow. THEN I'll make them again tomorrow night for Sunday Dinner! Thanks for the recipe!

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  8. I make this! I add some semi sweet chocolate chips. About two cups. They don't last long around here.

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  9. If you have nut allergies, just leave them out and they are still very good. You can substitute butterscotch or as Kelli did, chocolate chips also or even white chocolate chips. Plain is also excellent.

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  10. I remember having these with coconut added..so good!!

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  11. We've been eating this since we were kids. My mom called it "Chew Bread". Tastes good without nuts and plain is great as well.

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  12. Thinking I'll crush up some peanut m&m's to sub for the nuts! Think that'll work?

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  13. Do you know how many calories per serving?

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  14. I tryed to make these but could not get them to bake right. I did cook them in a 8 x 8 glass pan. Do you think it was the glass pan. They looked nothing like the picture above.

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  15. what about adding peanut butter?

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  16. Fantastic, just got them out of the oven. What a treat.

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  17. mine was deflated in the middle ugh what did i do wrong?

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  18. Did you use the self rising flour? If not, that is what happened.

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    1. yes i did followed the directions to a tee. does it matter if metal or glass pan?

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  19. My son has qa nut allergy, would they come out ok without the nuts?

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