Cranberry Walnut Blondies

I needed some type of sweets to take to a party. Thinking back, I remembered one of the best cookie bars I ever made. It was these coconut blondies from Brown Eyed Baker. I wanted to use the ingredients I had on hand, and also make it a little festive. So, I threw in some dried cranberries and white chocolate chips in addition to the chocolate and walnuts. They were a hit (people definitely prefer the middles, I found out). Feel free to halve the recipe and bake in an 8×8 dish instead.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter
2 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips (try to find ones made with real cocoa butter and not shortening oils- I recommend trader joes)
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 325

Butter a 9×13 baking dish

In a small pot melt the butter. Add the brown sugar to it and cook a minute, stirring, until the brown sugar melts completely into the butter. This is what gives blondies the awesome butterscotch flavor! Let it cool before mixing with the other ingredients.

Stir or sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt.

Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl and add the butter/brown sugar to it. Add vanilla. Beat them together well. Add the dry ingredients and mix until almost incorporated, but not completely. Then stir in the cranberries, walnuts and both chips. Do not overmix.

Pour into baking dish and even out with a spatula.

Bake 40 minutes or until the sides are pulled away from the pan and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Do not overbake or they may be dry.

Want a vegan version? Check this out!


Comments on: "Cranberry Walnut Blondies" (10)

  1. Tahemeem said:

    Love the moist texture.. i am sure this was a big hit 🙂 u are innovative dear 🙂

  2. These really look other-worldly good. I love blondies and I think your additions take them over the top. I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I’ll be back. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  3. Love this combination… sounds great and yummy!! Thanks for passing by… I think I will come and visit you very often!! Have a nice day!

  4. Oh. My. Word. These looks incredible!!!!!

  5. Yum! I can see why this would be popular…I love blondies, and like you, I always end up throwing in whatever goodies I have in my pantry. Thank you for sharing with me today. I hope that you have a Saturday full of good memories and relaxation.

  6. Those look amazing and sooo delicious!

  7. Looks delicious and healthy love addition of walnut and cranberry

  8. The blondies look moist and delicious! I love how they’re full of healthy goodies like cranberries and walnuts!

  9. Thanks all for the SWEET comments 😀

  10. these look heavenly! the blondies i usually make are peanutbutter ones with chocolate chips on top… yours seem like they might be slightly healthier, and just as decadent!

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