Dorie Greenspan's Chewy Chunky Blondies

While buying chocolate chips one day, I came across Bittersweet Chocolate Chips. I held onto them until I found a recipe made just for bittersweet chips. Saw this recipe on several blogs. It was a recipe assigned to a group that cooks/blogs their way through Dorie Greenspan's "Baking From My Home to Yours".
Most Blondies are the usual basic cc cookie dough with or w/o the chips spread into a 9x13 pan. Ho-hum. These bars are anything but. Dorie's Chewy, Chunky Blondies should be named: Chewy-Chunky-Coco-Nutty-Choco-Toffe-CanIhaveanotherplease-Bars.

Dorie's Chewy, Chunky Blondies
Dorie Greenspan “Baking: From My Home to Yours”
printable recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups (packed) light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chips, or 1 cup store-bought chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips or Heath Toffee Bits, I used Toffee Bits
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9×13-inch baking pan and put it on a baking sheet.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Beat the butter on medium speed in a large bowl until smooth and creamy. Add both sugars and beat for another 3 minutes, or until well incorporated. Add the eggs one by one, beating for 1 minute after each addition, then beat in the vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients, mixing just until they disappear into the batter. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the chips, nuts and coconut. Scrape the batter into the buttered pan .
Bake for about 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the Blondie comes out clean. The blondies should pull away from the sides of the pan a little and the top golden brown.

-I lined the pan with foil, then sprayed with cooking spray. After the bars were baked, I waited about 10 minutes, then lifted the whole pan out, and finished cooling.


  1. These look absolutely yummy!!!!! gloria

  2. You've done such a lovely job with this challenge. I am a first time visitor to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier recipes. I'm so glad I did. I love the recipes you feature and will be back often. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary


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