recipe

“Eat them in the sun so the chocolate melts a little bit!” — James, recipe tester, age 6

safety
  • Uses the microwave
  • Uses a knife
  • Uses the oven
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 50 minutes plus 2 hours cooling time
yield
  • Makes 16 blondies

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Gather Baking Equipment

  • Dry measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Chef's knife
  • Small microwave-safe bowl and plate
  • Cutting board
  • Aluminum foil
  • 8-inch square baking pan
  • 2 bowls (1 large, 1 medium)
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Oven mitts
  • Cooling rack

Prepare Ingredients

Vegetable oil spray
1 cup (5 ounces)
all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon
baking powder
¼ teaspoon
salt
1 cup packed (7 ounces)
light brown sugar
8 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted
1
large egg
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
⅔ cup
pecans, chopped
½ cup (3 ounces)
chocolate chips
1
 
Vegetable oil spray

HEAT AND LINE: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Make aluminum foil sling for 8-inch square metal baking pan. Spray foil with vegetable oil spray.

 
2
 
1 cup (5 ounces)
all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon
baking powder
¼ teaspoon
salt

WHISK DRY: In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

 
3
 
1 cup packed (7 ounces)
light brown sugar
8 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted
1
large egg
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract

WHISK WET: In large bowl, whisk brown sugar and melted butter until combined. Add egg and vanilla and whisk until combined.

 
4
 
⅔ cup
pecans, chopped
½ cup (3 ounces)
chocolate chips

MIX: Add flour mixture and use rubber spatula to stir until no dry flour remains. Add pecans and chocolate chips and stir to combine. Scrape batter into foil-lined baking pan and smooth top.

 
5
 

BAKE: Bake until top is shiny and cracked and feels firm to the touch, 25 to 27 minutes.

 
6
 

COOL: Let blondies cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 2 hours. Use foil to carefully lift blondies out of pan and transfer to cutting board. Cut into squares.