Butter Pecan Blondies

Chewy butter pecan blondies loaded with chocolate chips. This easy dessert is topped with a layer of melted chocolate and loaded with a butter pecan flavor which is what makes them different than a traditional blonde brownie.

butter pecan blondies cut into squares

I decided to make this dessert on a whim. I had all the ingredients and was craving something chocolately and sweet. These did not dissapoint.

vintage recipe for butter blondies

Created from a vintage Hershey’s recipe, the butter pecan cookie flavor brought me back to my days playing cards with my grandma. Her favorite was cream cheese cookies and butter pecan ice cream – so I guess you could say this was a spin off of those.

How to Make Butter Pecan Blondies

  1. With your mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until soft and fluffy. Add the flour and stir until fully incorporated.
  2. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of pecans. Add to a square baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake at 350˚ F for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and immediately 1 cup of chocolate chips. Let stand for 5 minutes and then spread with a knife. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup pecans. Let cool before serving.
side of butter pecan blondies

It’s a pretty simple and quick dessert to make that is unique. So if you’re in the mood for something different than chocolate brownies, give this one a try!

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Tips

  • Use a stand mixer or hand mixer to make sure that all ingredients are fully combined. Most importantly make sure the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla form a soft and fluffy batter before adding the flour.
  • Line your square baking dish with two rectangle pieces of parchment paper like this. This will avoid the cookie bars from sticking to the sides of the pan. Trust me on this one.
  • If your chocolate chips don’t seem to want to spread after 5 minutes, give them a few more minutes. They should melt to the consistency of peanut butter before spreading with a knife.
  • You can double this recipe and use a 9×13 pan. Increase the baking time by 5- 10 minutes.
butter pecan cookie squares
Created by: Lynette Rice

Butter Pecan Blondies


Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
16
Chewy butter pecan blondies slathered with a layer of chocolate and pecans.  A perfect easy dessert recipe.

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Cup salted butter softened
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Cups chocolate chips divided
  • 3/4 Cup pecans chopped, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350˚ F and line a 8×8 square baking dish with parchment paper.
  • With your mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until soft and fluffy. Add the flour and stir until fully incorporated.
  • Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. Add to a square baking dish.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven and immediately add 1 cup of chocolate chips. Let stand for 5 minutes and then spread with a knife. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup pecans. Let cool before serving.

Notes

This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 9×13 baking dish.  Increase baking time 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie bar | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

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