Blonde Brownies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 36 brownies


Golden "blonde" brownies with pure brown sugar, butter and vanilla create a caramelesque, butterscotchy flavor. A super treat to tuck into lunch bags or serve as dessert!


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Spread into prepared pan.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack.


by k. krysta , palm harbor on May. 2011

They're a huge hit for the entire family

A Real Pleaser

by R. Robin , Virginia on Jun. 2010

Easy to make and the blend of caramel blond with chocolate chips result in an excellent brownie.

Soooooo good!!!

by L. LISA , Turnersville, NJ on Jun. 2010

Wow, wow, wow! I love these blondies. I chose to bake mine in a 9x13 pan because I like them thicker. I had a bag of the chocolate and peanut butter morsels that I wanted to use, so I substituted them for semi-sweet!! Excellent! Just a touch of peanut butter flavor. They were so delicious..thicker like a brownie should be. This recipe is a keeper!!!


by A. Amy , , on Apr. 2010

I've always used a cake mix as the base to my blondies and just felt that it fell short. I was right, apparently! These are terrific!

Blonde Brownies

by M. M , , PA on Apr. 2010

Very Yummy! I had 1/2 bag(6 oz) of white chocolate Nestle morsels I needed to use up, so I mixed them with 6 oz chocolate semi-sweet.

Thick and chewy deliciousness

by J. Jirarat , Honolulu, HI on Feb. 2010

I've made these blonde brownies 4-5 times and they're always popular. Instead of using just the chocolate chips, I use a combination of white chocolate, peanut butter, butterscotch, and semi sweet chocolate chips. They are delicious. I also bake them in a 9x13 in. glass pan so they are pretty thick and dense. Be sure to adjust baking temp and time as necessary.


by W. Whitney , Cherokee, IA on Feb. 2010

these were so good I would definitely make these again!


by s. school , iowa on Sep. 2009

I cook / bake professionally, and I was worried about the consistency of the batter- it's very runny for brownies. But, never fear, they baked and set up nicely. One hint. Sprinkle the candy chips on top of the batter. They won't necessarily sink to the bottom of the dough.

A hit everytime!

by C. Cassie , B.C, CANADA on Aug. 2009

I originally found this recipe in the Nestle Toll House book: Best Loved Cookies, that I had borrowed from a public library. Unfortunately, I had to return it, but only after I had baked this recipe. My family instantly loved them and we took them on our 2-day camping trip and came back with none left! Just last week, I was doing some baking for the next camping trip and wanted to make them again. I found the website and the Blonde Brownies Recipe and made them, and again, they have been a huge hit! Thank you Nestle, this recipe is a sure hit everytime!

Everyone Begs for this Recipe

by T. Tressa , NY on Aug. 2009

I've been making these for years now, so much so that I no longer need the recipe. Everyone raves about these & begs for this recipe. These are simple to make & absolutely delicious. They have enough chocolate for chocoholics, but not too much for those who are not. I often measure out a second batch (flour mixture in one container & brown sugar in another,) which makes it super easy to whip up a batch in minutes. Highly recommended!