Truth be told, my husband does not like sweets very much. Quite a dilemma for someone who loves to bake, but doesn’t want to eat the whole batch of whatever treat is laying around. However, his one sweet weakness is the Blondie. Gooey, caramel-y, salty-sweet blondies. Not even he can resist my Rolo Blondies.
This is my go-to recipe, because it is simple, memorizable (not sure if that is a word. Grammar police?), and delicious. It can be doubled to fit in a 9×13″ pan, which I did this time. Generally though, I make it in an 8″ square pan, which is perfect for a family dessert without many leftovers….
These are dense, chewy blondies. Not for cake-y cookie bar lovers! If you want them a tad lighter, add a teaspoon of baking powder.
First, throw the flour, brown sugar, and salt into a bowl.
Then, add the eggs, vanilla, and melted butter.
Stir until everything comes together in a sticky mess. Let me just say that adding Rolo® candies (chopped) to almost anything is never a bad idea. Rolos® are the favorite here because they are nut free! You could also use Milky Way bars, but they are not nut free: (
Add in the Rolos® and the chocolate chips (or really anything you want!)
Stir the goodness in to the sticky mess.
Spread into a baking pan lined with parchment (or a non-stick pan).
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown at edges and golden on top. Let cool completely, slice and serve. That is if you have the self-control to not eat them warm from the pan with a spoon…
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar (light or dark, if you want a deeper flavor)
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick of unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips (any type you want)
2 packages Rolo candies, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Parchment line or non-stick spray an 8″ square baking pan.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and salt. (If you want a lighter Blondie, you can choose to add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.)
Stir in the melted butter, vanilla and egg. Batter will be thick and sticky. Fold in chocolate chips and chopped Rolo candies.
Spread into prepared pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes. Start checking at about 20 minutes for golden brown edges and a golden top. Let cool, slice into squares and serve.