20 of Our All-Time Best Brownie and Blondie Recipes


These favorite bar cookies are as irresistible as they are easy to make. From chewy to cakey to gluten free, you can't go wrong with any of our favorite brownie and blondie recipes.

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big-batch triple-chocolate brownie bars
Marcus Nilsson

Are you a brownie lover or a blondie fan? Perhaps like us you think both are absolutely delicious, which is why we're here to celebrate our all-star blondie and brownie recipes.

The basic structure of these treats differs in just two main ingredients—there's team chocolate and team brown sugar. Blondies get their color and nutty flavor from brown sugar, vanilla extract, and brown butter. And blondies have a sweet butterscotch flavor while brownies are, of course, purely chocolate. Brownies are typically fudgier than soft, chewy blondies though we have recipes that offer varitions on the texture of each. Butter features prominently in both these bar cookies.

What's ahead? First off we're sharing classics like Chewy Brownies, which are crisp on the outside with a rich, fudgy, and totally decadent interior. It's a brownie recipe that takes the spotlight at dinner parties and as an indulgent lunchtime snack. On the blondie side of things, you'll find that our Butter-Pecan Blondies are just what you'd expect from this classic treat, with the happy addition of toasted pecans for crunch. If you're in the mood to change it up a bit, Fudgy Turtle Brownies should do the trick. Layered with sweet caramel sauce and pecans, they're a decadent bar cookie. For a most surprising brownie recipe, these Slow Cooker Triple-Chocolate Brownies can't be beat. They're hands-off as they bake on low for four hours. And when you need to serve a crowd, try these Big-Batch Triple-Chocolate Brownies.

After you look through these 20 brownie and blondie recipes, the only choice you'll have to make is which to bake first.

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Chewy Brownies


Chewy on the edges and fudgy in the center, this brownie offers something for everyone.

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Butter-Pecan Blondies

butter pecan blondies
Ren Fuller

Why not incorporate the classic ice cream flavor into a batch of blondies? For a sweet crunch, use half the toasted pecans inside the bars, and sprinkle the other half on top along with brown sugar.

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Fudgy Turtle Brownies

fudgy turtle brownies stacked on cutting board
Ren Fuller

What makes these brownies so incredible? The fudgy base is covered with pecan halves, cream caramel, and melted chocolate—a combo borrowed from old-fashioned turtle candies.

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Chocolate-Chip Streusel Brownies

chocolate-chip streusel brownies
Linda Pugliese

Cakey chocolate-chip cookies meet fudgy brownies in these delectable dessert bars. They're just the thing for a summer picnic.

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Dark-Chocolate Spelt Brownies

Jonathan Lovekin

Fiber-rich spelt flour and two kinds of chocolate—bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder—give these brownies their unique flavor.

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Chocolate-Walnut Brownies

Johnny Miller

We've swapped out all-purpose flour for almond flour to make these sensational gluten-free brownies.

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Honey Blondies

James Ransom

Try mixing some of your favorite nuts into this blondie batter—they'll go great with the chunks of bittersweet chocolate.

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Whole-Wheat Brownies


Whole-wheat flour and applesauce are the secrets to these subtly sweet, better-for-you brownies. Cocoa powder and semisweet chocolate ensure they still have that fudgy texture everyone loves.

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Chocolate-Cherry Blondies

Andrew Purcell

Semisweet chocolate and dried cherries add oomph to these on-the-go treats.

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Fudgy Double-Chocolate Brownies


Bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder provide the double dose of chocolate in this decadent recipe. A big batch is just the thing for a potluck or bake sale.

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Gluten-Free Fudgy Pecan Brownies


Cornstarch stands in for all-purpose flour seamlessly in these gluten-free brownies. Ground cinnamon and vanilla extract add depth of flavor.

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Apple Brownies

Gabriela Herman

When you're not craving chocolate (yes, this can really happen!), these cinnamon-apple brownies are the answer.

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Slow-Cooker Triple Chocolate Brownies


Making dessert in a slow cooker feels downright magical. We promise you'll feel the same once you whip up these oh-so-simple walnut-studded brownies.

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Cherry-Almond Brownies


Coffee brings out the chocolate-y flavor of these brownies, and toasted almonds and dried cherries add intrigue.

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Chewy Irish-Coffee Blondies


Irish coffee in blondie form! We've added freshly grounded coffee to the batter and Irish whiskey to the glaze.

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Walnut Brownie Cookies

Ryan Liebe

A cookie with a brownie twist, this hybrid is made with both cocoa powder and dark chocolate—and walnuts!

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Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

John Kernick

We like to think of these crowd-pleasing blondies as a chocolate chip cookie-brownie hybrid. Buttery walnuts add the perfect amount of crunch.

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Healthier Fudge Brownies


Sweet potato purée is the key ingredient in our healthier take on brownies. If you can't find it, go the DIY route—purée baked or canned sweet potatoes in a food processor.

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Chewy Oatmeal Blondies


You can prep these kid-approved treats in just 10 minutes. They make a scrumptious lunchbox or after-school treat.

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Triple-Chocolate Brownies

Scheimpflug Digital

We've switched out most of the butter for puréed black beans in these new-and-improved treats. Trust us, your guests will be none the wiser.

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