I don’t know where this recipes comes from–it’s been scribbled and shared and filed and copied for as long as I’ve been baking. I love it because I almost always have the basic ingredients and the ones I don’t usually have (the different flavored chips) are easy to switch out for what I do have. They’re rich and sweet and gooey.
You’ll need salted butter, light brown sugar, 2 eggs, all-purpose flour, and vanilla. Nope, you don’t need baking soda or baking powder.
You’ll also need 3 different types of baking chips; I usually use chocolate, white chocolate, and peanut butter, but I’ve used butterscotch chips in place of peanut butter chips in a pinch.
Spray a 9×13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray and set it aside. Preheat your oven to 350. Place the measured brown sugar into a large mixing bowl (sidenote: have I ever mentioned how one of my favorite simple pleasures is measuring out brown sugar?)
Melt the butter and add it to the brown sugar.
Mix until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Add the flour and mix until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and combine.
Place the batter in the prepared pan
and place the pan in the oven. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Allow to cool completely. When they’re cool, combine some chocolate chips and coconut oil or shortening in a Ziploc freezer bag and seal. Heat in 15 second increments, mashing the bag each time to combine the chocolate and oil, until the chocolate is melted and smooth and combined with the oil. Cut a small corner from the bag and drizzle the chocolate over the bars. Allow the chocolate to harden and cut into squares.
Triple Chip Blondies
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1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter
2 cups light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour, lightly spooned into a measuring cup and leveled with the back of a knife
2/3 cup chocolate chips, plus 1/3 cup for drizzling on top
2/3 cup white chocolate chips
2/3 cup peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil or shortening
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9×13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Melt the butter. Combine in a large mixing bowl with the brown sugar. Add the vanilla and the eggs and beat on medium speed until combined. Add the flour and mix until just combined. Add the chocolate chips (excluding the 1/3 cup reserved chips), white chocolate chips, and peanut butter or butterscotch chips and mix until combined.
Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool completely. When cool, combine the reserved chips and the coconut oil or shortening in a small freezer zip-top bag, seal it, and heat it in the microwave in 15-second increments, mashing the bag with your hands until the chocolate and oil are smooth (repeat as long as necessary). Cut a small corner out of the bag and squeeze the melted chocolate over the baked blondies. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.
Made these tonight, followed the recipe exactly but omitted the pb chips and made up for it with more chocolate and white chocolate. Baked for 25 minutes and they are PERFECT!
Your son’s lunch sounds like my kiddo’s lunch! Definitely going to try these my kids (and unfortunately me) will love these! I’ll make them for Sunday when I treat myself and the kids can take them for lunches that week so they quickly leave the house!
I made them with just them peanut butter and chocolate chips and didn’t bother with the chocolate drizzle, oh my goodness were they good! The didn’t last long at my house!
I just made these and they seem raw in the middle, they are perfectly golden on top. Are they supposed to have a raw cookie dough consistency or what did I do wrong? Still taste great by the way but are on the verge of runny.
I made them yesterday and they same thing happened to me too. After checking back here, I noticed my dough was a lot runnier before it was baked, than the pictures here. Perhaps next time I’ll add more flour??
I put them back in the oven, even though they had cooled, and baked for another 15 minutes after the first 25. They are a little crispy around the corners but seem better in the middle. The kids like them and that’s all that matters!
It could be your oven and how it bakes. I’d try making them in a jelly roll pan because it will help get the middle done without burning the edges.
I made them and they were the same way so I just through them back in for about 15 minutes. They were still soft and way more edible than the initial take out. Good luck!
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I’m making this tonight… it doesn’t look as smooth, but I think it’s because of the whole wheat flour I’m using… or I should have mixed it longer.
Made these today! I switched the peanut butter chips for heath bits (all I had) and they were WONDERFUL! Thanks for this gem!
OOOO Heath bits might be a good idea to try!
OMG…these look incredible! This just might be what I make for my Bday treats this weekend!
I made something very similar last week when my kids started school 😉 I’ll be trying these though because, like you, I do typically have these ingredients on hand, unlike my recipe which has graham crackers and sweetened cond milk. Thanks!
I think we shall be making these tomorrow in preparation for Monday’s first day of school! Or maybe I’ll make them Monday for the first after-school-snack. With apple slices on the side. 🙂
These look so good! Can’t wait to invade my dorm room kitchen and make them! Do you guys possibly have an ETA on when your Our Best Bites app might hit the market?
YUM! These sound delicious!
The first words I said when I saw this recipe in my inbox was Oh my gosh! lol These looks ridiculously easy AND yummy! I love bar type recipes. And your little girl is ADORABLE (both as a baby and now)! 😉 We’re planning to home school our children so I get to miss out on all those ‘goodbye’ tears as a parent. 😉 But I have friends who send their kids to school and it’s really hard for them to let their kiddies go. I bet it’s really rough! 🙁 That’s one cool thing about home schooling-you don’t have to say goodbye. 🙂
Those look amazing! I may just make them tomorrow…or tonight.
These look dangerous (I keep these basics on hand too), and delicious. Can’t wait to try. I totally hear ya on the kids going back to school. I cry every year…especially this year when my oldest (3rd grade) told me not to walk in…just drop off in the drive-thru. Seriously?? There were exactly 2 cars in the drive-thru that morning, including me. And yes, he is an unsentimental boy. 🙂
Oh my! These sound divine and I can’t wait to try em.
What a good mom to make your son a special lunch for his first day back at school. These triple chip blondies look so yummy.
This is next on my recipe box to try, I really want to try it. I think the kids are in agreement, it’d be what takes the clouds out of a blue sky and the shade on a summer day!
I feel the same way about the kids going back to school, but what’s even worse for me is the way it signals how fast time goes by. My oldest is in fifth grade, I remember when he was in no grade not that long ago.
No leavening. 🙂
Just checking – no leavenig? I don’t see an baking soda.
Would these work with unsalted butter instead?—-> clearly not a baker. Thanks!
Yep, just add in 1/2 teaspoon of salt with the flour. 🙂
Thanks! But does it need the salt? I’d prefer to leave it out, if that’s an option. Thanks again!
It doesn’t NEED it, but it will help balance out the flavors.
Blondies, of the triple chip variety…are my kriptonite. And those look like the perfect balance of moist and chewy…yum!
No kiddos for me and hubby yet. But when the little ones do come these will most definitely be in their first day of school lunchboxes. What a lovely tradition to start! I’ll have to put these in my husband’s lunch bag for now… mine won’t make it into the lunch box.
My five year old just started Kindergarten and I was so prepared to be sad and cry, but I ended up having to “be strong” for my three year old. She cried every time we had to drop him off for school, saying “brother’s never coming back”, over and over again. I wish they loved each other that much all the time!
I need these in my life. Love the ziplock trick for the drizzle 🙂
Oh, I’m so excited to try these. My sister-in-law makes a 3-chip blondie that was awesome when she made it but I have never had very much luck gauging “cook until they are gooey but not too gooey, which you will know after they cool for two hours.” So I’ll be making these for the first day of school, for sure.
Yum! I was feeling pretty good about myself for getting a dinosaur-shaped sandwich cutter, but these will definitely make an appearance in my son’s lunch next week! I think by the time my girls go to preschool next month I’ll be needing a few as well!
Those look so yummy!! My 1st grader, Thomas, was looking over my shoulder as we scrolled down through the recipe. When we saw the final product, Thomas said, “Oh yah!!” We will have to make these as soon as I get some more vanilla!! 🙂 Good luck with the start of school! Our sweet kiddos grow up so fast!! My oldest is a senior this year!! I’m not sure where all that time went!!! 🙂
Curious as to what else you put in your sons lunch for the first day. And, where does one find coconut oil?
Either in the baking aisle or the health food aisle (and sometimes both).
Oh, and I packed him a turkey and cheese sandwich on a Hawaiian roll, one of these bars, grapes, one of those watered-down Capri Sun things, and a handful of chips.
Because my kids were soooooo excited, I was excited for them! That made it so much easier. I didn’t make them feel like they were ruining my life because they grew up. I had a friend who did that and her daughter was a total mess when she got older. That said, I am going to make these decadent yummies to celebrate all y’all’s kids’ first days of school!
Your little girl is totally adorable! I’m already sad thinking about kindergarten and my baby is only 2! lol Those bars look so delicious!