Happy Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars

The combination of chocolate chips, blondies, and colorful sprinkles will bring happiness to everyone that eats one of these Happy Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars!

A Blondie is part cookie, part brownie but without the cocoa powder that makes a brownie batter chocolatey. Blondies should be a bit gooey and moist in the middle, just like their delicious brownie counterpart.

What makes a Blondie gooey?

Blondie batter is very close to being a cookie batter but with a few key differences.

Blondies have a higher percentage of butter and light brown sugar compared to the flour than a typical cookie dough. This extra moisture in the recipe helps to make these Chocolate Chip Blondies soft and gooey.

Melting and cooling the butter before mixing with the sugar also gives a boost to the gooeyness. (Is that a word? I’m going to say it is!)

You can make these Happy Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars with room temperature butter. They will still taste amazing but using room temperature butter instead of melted and cooled butter will make the blondies a little more cake-like.

Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars covered in sprinkles  to make people HAPPY!

What makes these Chocolate Chip Blondies ‘Happy’?

I’ve got one word for you…SPRINKLES!

I took inspiration for these Happy Blondie Bars from my friend Dana’s Happy Cookie recipe.

Check out here recipe HERE!

The world has become a crazy place and everything seems to be upside down. I have been having a hard being motivated to anything, even bake.

But I recently remembered WHY I love to bake. It is to make people happy. Sharing my treats brings a smile to peoples’ faces!

I haven’t been able to share treats much lately but I am figuring out ways to bake without having people to give it to. I also have to either spread out my baking or make things that freeze well so we don’t all end up weighing a metric ton each!

So I haven’t baked anything in a while and my family was so happy when they saw these sprinkle covered, chocolate filled bars of goodness!

Let’s face it, sprinkles just make people HAPPY!

What kind of chocolate should you use?

The recipe below for this Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars recipe uses half white chocolate and half semi-sweet chocolate. But you can honestly use whatever chocolate makes you happy – or whatever you have on hand.

I happen to love white chocolate even though it isn’t technically chocolate. A lot of serious bakers hate it and won’t use it but say, if you like it, use it!

Happy Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars stacked in a pyramid.

Are all those sprinkles necessary??

OK, if you are out of sprinkles, you can make these Happy Chocolate Chip Blondies without them. They will be delicious and they will disappear in no time.

People will even be HAPPY to eat them, even if there are no sprinkles.

But, if you have them, I highly recommend using them and doing so liberally!

Have you made this recipe? Let me know how happy they made you in the comments!

Tag me on Instagram @globalbakesbytanya with photos of your Happy Blondie Bars!

If you like these bars, check out my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Dulce de Leche Bars!

Happy Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars

Recipe by Tanya Ott
Servings

24

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes

Ingredients

  • 226 grams unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature

  • 300 grams (1 1/2 cups) light brown sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 310 grams (2 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1/3 cup plus 2-3 Tablespoons rainbow sprinkles

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9×13 pan and then line with parchment paper, leaving some paper hanging over the edges to lift after baking..
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and light brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the vanilla and the eggs and mix until well incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again briefly.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix on low until incorporated.
  • Stir in the white chocolate chips, the semi-sweet chocolate chips and the 1/3 cup of sprinkles.
  • Press batter into the prepared pan into an even layer. Sprinkle the remaining sprinkles. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the edges have brown the center is set.
  • Cool completely in the pan and then lift out with the parchment paper. Slice and serve.

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