Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

Do you know the difference between blondies and brownies? I do: Blondies are a blond color and brownies are a brown color. Makes sense, right? Right. And how would you describe the texture of brownies? I'd call them chewy.* And blondies? They're chewy, too. So, dear husband of mine, blondies are not chewies because brownies are chewy, too.

Sorry to get you guys involved in our little marital dispute, but my husband's insistence on calling blondies chewies drives me bonkers. Every time I make these, which is pretty often, he calls them chewies and I say no! They're brownies! And ... sorry, there I go again.

If I had to choose I'd choose brownies, but sometimes I want a sweet, chewy dessert with a hint of chocolate, which is exactly where blondies come in. I love their brown-sugary, buttery taste with a bite of chocolate here and there. They're a lot like chocolate-chip cookies, honestly, but more dense. And they're obviously much quicker because there isn't all that scooping and baking sheet by sheet.

So how about you? Brownies or blondies? Or a little of both?

Recipe was originally found in Martha Stewart's Everyday Food, Sept. 2007.

*Okay, okay. I give in to the fact that brownies are also often cakey or fudgy or dense. But they're still chewy no matter what! That's why I like them.

1 Year Ago: Cooking, but not much...
2 Years Ago: Carrot Cake III

22 comments:

  1. They look delicious! I'm salivating at those massive chunks of chocolate! Yum!!

    xox

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  2. Little fusses like that keep a marriage fun. I am a blondie fan over brownies any day, and even more blonde -- without chocolate chips -- just nuts. (Yeah, I'm nuts too!) Nice to see you posting.

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  3. Must I choose only one? I have a "good for anything" sweet tooth - really, I like 'em all. Sometimes I've taken the good ole' Tollhouse recipe and spread it into a 9x13 which seems similar to this but I think I will give yours a try next time. Any excuse to bake, really. :-)

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  4. Hmmm...good question. I would say both!

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  5. What a sweet treat you have here! Looks delicious!

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  6. Okay, I call 'em blondies for obvious reasons but whatever they are called WE LOVE 'EM! It's the one thing I make the most often but blog about the least. I generally don't make the same recipe twice (except for the snickerdodle ones) as there are so many recipes out there that I must try. I guess you've figured out that I prefer blondies to brownies!
    ~ingrid

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  7. This does not help my sweet tooth these days! This is my weekend treat for sure!

    Also, going to pull out the crockpot this weekend. Trying out the crockpot bags you suggested!

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  8. Blondies or brownies..hmm...they both sound and look like a perfect sweet tooth fix. Your blog is great!

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  9. Coming from a "blondie", I'm prefer brownies.

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  11. don't make me choose! :)
    although i'm partial to brown-haired men...i like my bars blond. :)

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  12. I've heard them called chewies before and I guess they are more consistently chewy than brownies...like you said, sometimes brownies are cakey. However, I call them blondies ALWAYS!!

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  13. I love blondies and like the addition of chocolate chips and walnuts. Looks delicious!

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  14. I have never tried a blondie :| - I must bake some soon!

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  15. oh man, these look so good I want to go make them...

    I can´t justify it though, as I already have 3 leftover cakes in my kitchen that I can´t seem to get rid of, and work has me so worn out lately, I´m trying to stay healthy!

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  16. They look awesome...I wud say both:P

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  17. This looks great! I love making blondies...and eating them too haha.

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  18. I love blondies!!! I'd say a little of both, but blondies do not make me think I am wrecking my diet, ahaha. And I use white chocolate chips... yummy

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  19. Hmm, blondies or brownies ... I say both!

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