Everyone has had a Brownie but what about a Blondie? These Chocolate Chip Cherry Blondies are moist and so easy to make. A simple one bowl recipe. You won’t be able to stop at one!
These also make the perfect dessert, serve with a scoop of ice cream. If you are looking for another Cherry recipe then this Cherry Cake makes a yummy dessert idea also.
Chocolate Chip Cherry Blondies
I hope you like the new look of An Italian in my Kitchen. I wanted to make it a little more user friendly with a new menu and colour. I love it and think Laura from Pixel me Designs did a great job.
I also decided to add a separate menu for “American Favourites” since well, I am Canadian and love to share recipes that my Mom made and I loved, growing up in Toronto. I decided I wanted to organize them in a separate place on the blog.
So to start off I thought I would share these moist and yummy Cherry Blondies. I hope you like them even half as much as the Italian did!
Oh and of course this doesn’t mean I won’t be sharing more amazing Italian recipes, au contraire I still have a lot more up my sleeve to pass on.
These easy Cherry Blondies are made with one bowl, a whisk and a wooden spoon, fast and simple.
How to Make Cherry Blondies
- Whisk together the dry ingredients, flour, salt and baking powder.
- In a medium bowl stir together the sugar and melted butter.
- Add to the dry mixture and stir just to combine, then fold in half the pitted cherries and chocolate chips.
- Spoon into prepared cake pan, top with remaining cherries and chocolate chips.
- Bake, when cool dust with powdered sugar.
How to pit cherries
If you have a Pitter than you are good to go, if you don’t then you can do what I do and use Stainless Steel Drinking Straws not only are they perfect for pitting cherries, but great for the environment too!
Or you could use a small pastry tip or even a chop stick, like the straw just push it through the stem on the end of the cherry, and the pit pops out on the other side.
Can I use frozen cherries?
Yes frozen cherries work too, just add the frozen cherries directly to the batter, do not thaw them. Although it will probably take a little bit longer to cook.
What is the difference between Blondies and Brownies?
The big difference between a Blondie and a Brownie are the ingredients. A Blondie is made with brown sugar and no cocoa. Whereas Brownies have granulated sugar and cocoa in the batter.
Blondies have a butterscotch taste and Brownies a chocolate taste. Brownies also tend to be richer in flavour. Both have a fudgy chewier texture, although Blondies are little lighter in sweetness.
How to know when Blondies / Brownies are baked
It all depends on the type of Blondie/Brownie you prefer, if you like a fudge like bar then you need to look for a few crumbs stuck to the toothpick when tasting for doneness. If you prefer a cake type bar then the toothpick should come out clean.
I found these bars were perfect when the edges just started to pull away from the sides of the pan and the middle was just starting to crack.
How to store Blondies
Blondies should be stored in a covered airtight container or tightly wrapped in plastic. They will keep up to three days at room temperature or up to a week in the fridge. Although they are best eaten within two days.
Be sure to cut the Blondies (Brownies too) just before serving, cutting them before can dry them out.
Can Blondies be Frozen?
They can also be frozen. I find it best to slice the cooled blondies, then place them in a freezer safe container or tin. Separate the layers with parchment paper.
Thaw the blondies in the fridge. They will last up to three months in the freezer.
Whether you prefer Blondies or Brownies or have never tasted a Blondie before I hope you give these Chocolate Chip Cherry Blondies a try and let me know. Enjoy!
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Chocolate Chip Cherry Blondies
- 1 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour (180 grams)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch baking powder
- 2 large eggs - room temperature
- 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar (110 grams)
- 1/2 cup butter melted - cooled (100 grams)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups cherries pitted (approximately 25 cherries)
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips - divided (180 grams)
- 2-3 tablespoons powdered / icing sugar (for dusting the baked brownies)
- Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C), grease and flour an 8x8 inch (20x20 cm) square cake pan.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder.
- In a medium bowl stir to combine the eggs, sugar and melted butter, then add to the flour mixture and stir just until combined (do-not over stir), fold in half the pitted cherries and chocolate chips.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared cake pan and top with remaining cherries and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, halfway through rotate the pan. Let cool, dust with powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy!