Brown Butter Blondies {A Guest Post from Crazy For Crust!}
Recipe type: Blondies, Bars
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Serves: 24
If you've never browned butter before, you MUST try it -- it gives desserts a wonderful caramelly, nutty depth of flavor -- and these Brown Butter Blondies from Dorothy at Crazy For Crust are no exception! A must-make!
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1¾ cups mix ins (chocolate chips, Reese’s Pieces, chopped candy, M&Ms…)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray (or just grease it, the foil is for easy removal).
  2. Slice butter into thin slices and place in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat. Melt, stirring often, until it browns. It will foam up and while you’re stirring you’ll notice the butter has turned a dark amber color. Do not walk away from the pan, it burns easily! Remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes.
  3. Place brown butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Stir to combine using a wooden spoon or a spatula. (You can also use a mixer, but it’s not needed.) Stir in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla extract, salt, and baking powder. Carefully stir in flour.
  4. Add 1 cup of mix-ins. You can use anything you like: chocolate chips, chopped candy, M&M’s, etc. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  5. Press dough into prepared pan. The dough is thick and sticky, so spray your hands with cooking spray to avoid it sticking to you.
  6. Add ¾ cup of remaining mix-ins to the top and lightly press to adhere. I used Reese’s Pieces, but you can use whatever you like (M&Ms would also be pretty).
  7. Bake for 22-28 minutes, until just lightly golden around the edges. It will still be doughy looking in the center. They will finish cooking in the pan - you want them underdone when you remove them from the oven. Cool before slicing. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at