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Brown Butter Candied Pecan Blondies - although these are super easy to put together (one pot, one spoon, no mixer!) my family thinks these are one of the best things they've EVER eaten!!
Brown Butter Candied Pecan Blondies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins

These blondies are super easy to put together (one pot, one spoon, no mixer!) and my family thinks they're one of the best things they've EVER eaten!!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brown Butter Candied Pecan Blondies
Servings: 24
Calories: 215 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • For the topping:
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped pecans I just break the pecans up with my hands as I like the pieces fairly large
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • For the blondies:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips regular size chocolate chips would work fine. I just really like the look of the mini chips
For the topping:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8 or 9x9-inch baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper or foil with ends extending over one edge of pan (for easy removal). Set aside.
  2. In a medium-size pot, over medium heat melt the one teaspoon of butter. Add the maple syrup (or honey) and pecans, and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly until pecans take on a medium golden brown color. Sprinkle with the salt and transfer to a small bowl. Set aside.

For the blondies:
  1. In the same pot, over medium heat, melt the butter. Continue cooking for about 3-4 minutes till butter is foaming and turns a medium golden brown. Watch carefully as butter can quickly go from golden to burned.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then add brown sugar and stir well.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time and stir till each is incorporated. Add vanilla and stir well.
  4. Add flour, salt and baking powder and stir until all flour has disappeared.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly . Sprinkle top with prepared pecans and chocolate chips.
  6. Bake 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with clean or with just a few moist crumbs. Cool completely before cutting into rectangles, 2x1½-inches.

Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter Candied Pecan Blondies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.