Blondies with Pecans and Chocolate Chips

  • Yield 2 dozen

Pecans and chocolate chips give these blondies lots of added flavor and texture.


2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 -- eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup (4 1/2-ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans (about 3 ounces)


  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.  Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat.  Remove from the heat.  Add the brown sugar and whisk to blend.  Whisk in the eggs and vanilla.  Stir in the flour mixture gradually.  The batter will be thick.  Spread the batter into a buttered and floured 9×13-inch pan.  Spinkle with the chocolate chips and pecans.  Bake at 350F for 25 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs attached.  Cool in the pan on a wire rack.  Cut into squares.

Recipe reprinted with permission from America’s Most-Loved Community Cookbooks Recipes Worth Sharing(Nashville, Tn., 2008).




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