These gooey chocolate chip and walnut blondies are a perfect, quick and fuss-free bake for any day of the week! Soft and squidgy texture, studded with chocolate chunks and walnuts for some extra crunchiness. These little squares will quickly become your go-to snack!
Whether you are baking for a whole family, or yourself, these speedy, simple bars will hit the spot for sure! Super moist, dense and chewy, they are every blondie's lover dream!
One bowl, 10 ingredients
What's really great about this recipe for chocolate chip and walnut blondies is how simple and quick it is to make. There is no fancy equipment or complicated technique needed to bake this delicious treat. All of the ingredients are simply combined together in one bowl and baked for 20 minutes.
Just like my rhubarb & custard blondies, these are perfect to enjoy with your favourite cuppa, or as a little after-dinner treat. Thanks to the use of brown sugar, blondies have that distinctive molasses flavour. Chewy, rich and flavourful bars, when made in a right way, are an indulgent dessert that are really hard to resist!
Tips for making chocolate chip and hazelnut blondies
The most important thing, when it comes to blondies, is their texture. Under no circumstances, do not over- bake them! To achieve that squidgy and gooey texture, you want to take them out of the oven when they are slightly under-baked. There should be a slight, gentle wobble in the middle of the bake, when you take them out of the oven.
Another thing to remember is do not over-mix the batter. Once you add the flour to butter mixture, stir the ingredients until just combined. If you over-stir, gluten will start to activate too quickly. As a result, your bake will be tough and gummy. Simple rule: stop mixing as soon as you no longer can see the ingredient you just added.
If you want that clean cut on your blondies, make sure you allow them to cool completely. Run the sharp knife under warm water after each cut and wipe it clean to ensure that neat, even cut.
Storing and freezing the blondies
These bars will keep well at room temperature in airtight container for up to three days. You can also store them in the fridge and keep them there for up to a week.
Blondies freeze well too, so you can always have a stash ready. Simply freeze them, wrapped in some cling film or foil for up to three months. Thaw the bars at room temperature.
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Chocolate Chip & Walnut Blondies
- baking tin (24 x 20 cm)
- baking parchment
- 225 g unsalted butter softened
- 130 g light soft brown sugar
- 90 g golden caster sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 260 g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 150 g chopped walnuts
- 120 g chocolate chips or chunks
- Preheat the oven to 160C (fan) and line up 24 x 20 cm rectangular baking tin with baking parchment. Set aside.
- In a bowl of a freestanding mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or handheld electric mixer, beat together the butter and both sugars until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl well after each addition. Mix well until combined.
- In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and using spatula or a wooden spoon, mix until just combined. Fold in the chopped walnuts and chocolate chips/ chunks and transfer the batter into baking tin. Smooth the top with back of the spoon or spatula and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top but the middle has still a bit of a wobble to it. Toothpick inserted into the middle may not come out clean and should have few crumbs attached to it. Do not over-bake!
- Allow the blondies to cool in the tin for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Slice into squares and enjoy!
Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend that you use digital scales for a more accurate results. I have provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe but please note that I haven’t tested using this method.
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This is one heck of a delicious dessert! Loaded with chocolate chips and walnuts which are perfect.
Oh yes, I wouldn't have it any other way! 😉
These are so delicious! I will take a blondie over a brownie any day and the addition to walnuts is fantastic.
same! And I just love the crunch from nuts!
Mama Maggie's Kitchen
This Chocolate Chip and Wanut Blondies look soooo Incredibly delicious. I have to make this soon for my family!
I promise you will not regret this decision Maggie! They're utterly delicious!
I love blondies in general, but I really love these with the chocolate chips and walnuts included. I also love that you included tips for freezing them. If I make a pan of sweets, my boys devour it in a day. If I make them and stash some in the fridge (or freezer), I may have a chance of having them last for a few days longer. I pinned this recipe, so I can make them as soon as I get my new oven.
I'm a sucker for a good blondie, and this looks like a great recipe! Also, thanks for the tip on storing and freezing the bars. Super helpful!
Hey Tara, I'm the same, probably love blondies more than brownies (don't tell brownies)! Hope you will enjoy the recipe!
These chocolate chip walnut blondies look SO good! I'm obsessed with blondies so these will have to be made ASAP!
Thanks Carmy, I hope you will try these soon, they're too good to miss out on 😉
I never made blondies and I happen to have a lot of hazelnuts at hand that need to be used. I'm really tempted to male thise recipe, with hazelnuts.
Hi Eva, hazelnuts or any other type of nut will work great in this recipe. They just add lovely flavour and more crunchy texture. I hope you will make a good use out of these hazelnuts! x
The chocolate chips and walnuts go perfectly together in this recipe! Such a fantastic and easy to make dessert thank you!
It's such a yummy combo, right? I love that crunchy texture you get from the walnuts. And thank you for trying and enjoying the recipe!
These were divine! Kids loved cooking them together with me and they worked out perfectly! Thank you
Hi Phenie, thank you so much for trying the recipe, I'm over the moon to hear that you and kids enjoyed it so much!
These baked up to perfection. My son wanted to bake with me today, so we choose this recipe. He was so proud of the way the blondies turned out. A classic and delicious recipe we'll make again!
Hi Alison, that is so great to hear that your little one baked these with you and you guys enjoyed them! Thank you so much for this lovely review and for trying the recipe!
I haven't had blondies in years. I all but forgot about them, but now you have me craving them. Tomorrow I will be making a pan, as I have everything I need. Thanks for the recipe.
Aww, pleasure all mine Rhonda, glad to hear that I reminded you of this delicious treat! Let me know if you try them!
Nart at Cooking with Nart
Tried the recipe and these blondies were so lovely! I actually had them for breakfast with milk. 😛
I love your style Nart, blondies for breakfast! Glad you enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much!
Shashi at SavorySpin
I'd do some serious damage to a batch of these! Wow - they look delish - and only 10 ingredients and so easy to make too!
Hah, easily done Shashi! They are super tempting and very addictive! Thanks for stopping by!
Tania | Fit Foodie Nutter
Oh Anna, I wish I could come over and have a big cuppa with a few of these delicious blondies! We will definitely do it after this quarantine is over! Love your videos too! Great job Anna. Stay safe, keep well and look forward to seeing you very soon xx
Thanks so much Tania! I cannot wait for that day when we can meet again, eat cake and drink cuppa/ wine! 😉 Sending big hug x
These blondies are absolutely delicious! I love the soft blondie with chocolate chunks alongside the crunciness of the nuts. They went down very well in our household. 🙂
Hey Marie, how lovely to hear that! I'm so happy that you guys enjoyed these! Stay tuned for some more baked goodies this week 😉 Hugs! x