Ree Drummond loves to tempt viewers of Food Network’s The Pioneer Woman with delicious desserts that are perfect for everyday treats and appropriate for company. A big fan of sweets that contain chocolate, Ree Drummond took a fudgy brownie recipe and turned it on its head, resulting in delicious blondies studded with chocolate. These chewy delights have a rich molasses flavor that pairs wonderfully with the holiday season. These dessert bars have to be tasted to believe that such a simple recipe can pack a wallop of a flavor punch.
What is the difference between a blondie and a brownie?
The difference between a blondie and a brownie is in adding and omitting two key ingredients.
Instead of an intense chocolatey flavor, blondies have notes of caramel and butterscotch, thanks to brown butter, which is a critical ingredient in many blondie recipes. Brown butter is made by slowly heating butter in a saucepan until it becomes a deep amber color and smells nutty.
Blondies also have brown sugar as a key ingredient.
Brownies are made with five essential ingredients: chocolate, butter, flour, granulated sugar, and eggs.
Decadent dessert is a favorite family recipe popular in the Drummond household.
What are the ingredients in Ree Drummond’s blondie recipe?
Drummond’s blondie recipe ingredients include the following pantry and refrigerator ingredients.
These include 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, baking powder, kosher salt, dark brown sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, toasted walnuts, and bittersweet chocolate chips.
One can omit walnuts if someone in their family has a tree nut allergy.
How to make Ree Drummond’s family favorite blondies
To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan then, line with parchment, leaving an overhang. Grease the parchment as well to prevent sticking.
Whisk flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
In a second bowl, mix melted butter and brown sugar until combined.
Add vanilla and eggs and combine.
Fold flour mixture into the wet ingredients. Fold in the walnuts and 1 cup of chocolate chips.
Following, pour batter into the prepared pan. Scatter the remaining two tablespoons of chocolate chips over the batter.
Bake until the top is a light golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
The recipe can be found on the Food Network website.
The Pioneer Woman airs Saturdays at 10 a.m. EST on the Food Network.