Seriously Smitten with these Blondies


I’ve made these amazing blondies about a gazillion times (recipe from the stellar Smitten Kitchen). Seriously, they’re so easy and really quick to make, that whatever the occasion they seem perfect. This time, I added in scotch and chocolate chips, but in the past I’ve made them with variations like peanut butter chipits, toasted walnuts, skor bits, white chocolate, and pecans. I can’t say which is my favorite combo – they’re all so delicious. You MUST try this one out. Aren’t I bossy?

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Pinch of salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chocolate chips (or up to a cup of whatever you want!)
1/4 cup scotch (you can use bourbon or whiskey too, but make sure to add an extra tbsp of flour)
Butter an 8×8 pan. Mix melted butter with brown sugar – beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla. Add salt, stir in flour. Mix in any additions. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until set in the middle. Cool on rack before cutting. Enjoy!



  1. These look great! I could totally go for one right now.

    I remember eating something like this that were called pistachio bars at a church camp I went to in Colorado. They were bright green blondies basically. I have no idea how to recreate them but I have been pining for one for years now. I wouldn’t suppose you would have any idea?

    1. Hmmm….they sound delicious. I wonder if you could recreate them by grinding up 1/2 cup of pistachios in a food processor until very fine and reducing the flour to say 3/4 cup. Also, I bet using the basic recipe as is, but adding in 1/2 cup to 1 cup of coarsely chopped pistachios would be super yummy…with white chocolate perhaps? Uh oh, getting myself hungry for sweets.

  2. i need to applaud you–most people would add butterscotch chips, but you took it a step further with the straight scotch. delicious and bold idea!

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