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If there was ever a recipe that screams make me, eat me, it’s these soft and gooey Coffee Chocolate Chip Blondies. Made with nutty browned butter, brown sugar, real maple syrup, and just a touch of coffee, plus sea salt to finish. There’s really nothing not to love about these chocolatey coffee-swirled blondies. The true secret? Brown butter mixed with vanilla and coffee. The trio together creates a blondie bar that’s incredibly flavorful – soft, gooey, and with a lightly crinkled flaky top. So delicious and almost zero effort to bake up!
Sometimes all you really need is a good cup of coffee…or let’s be real a salted cookie. These cold March days can be tiring. Though the added hour of daylight is welcomed with both arms, it makes me so happy!
But still, some days you really just crave a classic cookie or something similar. And for me, those days often come in March. This is such a weird transitional time. It’s not yet spring, but we’re all wishing it was. Our heads are thinking spring, but the weather still says winter.
With buckets and buckets of snow this past weekend, all I felt like doing in the kitchen was baking. So I baked up these yummy blondies.
I’ve had this idea for a while now, months actually. I was originally thinking of sharing these in the fall, but never got around to baking them up.
But here we are, and this feels like the most fitting recipe for today! They’re the easiest to make and so delicious. Perfect for any random weekday baking.
What I love about this blondie recipe is just how simple it is. You don’t even need a mixer!
Like many of my desserts, this recipe requires brown butter, so start there. Just allow the butter to bubble up and brown on the stove. It will smell nutty and super delicious. This is when you know it’s done.
To the butter, mix in brown sugar and maple. The butter keeps the bars rich and flavorful, but the maple adds sweetness while also adding moisture. Combined together they make the best blondie bar.
Once the mix has cooled, add in the eggs and the vanilla. I use a lot of vanilla, two whole tablespoons, which I think is the real secret. It gives a wonderful flavor, especially when combined with chocolate and coffee.
Finish with the flour, baking powder, coffee powder, and salt. Then lots of chocolate chips, I like semi-sweet chips best for this.
Bake and enjoy the sweet, sweet smells coming from the oven. I always add sea salt just after I pull the bars out of the oven. But of course, this is completely optional. Then, we like to cut the bars while hot and enjoy a few squares of extra melty pockets of chocolate.
Oh, they’re just perfect, and what we really appreciate is the ease!
Looking for other fun desserts? Here are my favorites.
Lucky’s Golden Ticket Cupcakes
Double Strawberry Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Chip Nutella Oatmeal Cookies
Homemade Vegan Peanut Butter Twix Bars
Soft and Crinkly Brown Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies
Lastly, if you make these Coffee Chocolate Chip Blondies, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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I made these for my daughter’s college lacrosse senior day tailgate and they were delicious. I made the gf and no one even knew. So good and staying in the rotation.
Incredible!! I added 2 tablespoons of coffee powder cause I love the flavor but if you’re not into that then I definitely recommend just 1 tablespoon. My fiancé said this was the best thing I’ve ever baked so this is now a staple in my home.
These are absolutely delicious and so easy to make! I made them last weekend for my family and everyone loved them. My brother took some to his room mates and they said these are the best blondies they’ve ever had – I 100% agree! They’re so chewy and go perfectly with coffee or tea. Another HBH recipe added to the favorites list!
Happy Thursday!! So glad to hear that thee blondies were a hit, thanks a lot for making them:) xx
These are the best! Make them and you will not be disappointed! So, so good! I cannot say delicious enough ways! And I made them GF!
Fantastic!!🌻 I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for trying it out! xT
Super chewy and delicious bars! I love anything with brown butter too! Thank you! 😋
Wonderful! Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it was a hit! xx