Andes Blondies recipe from Macheesmo

Andes Blondies

Andes Blondies are delicious and rich white chocolate blondies infused with peppermint flavor and topped with classic Andes mints. A perfect flavor blend!


Andes Blondies

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These are called Andes Blondies, but when you say it, you should pronounce it like, “Andes Blaanndies.”  So it rhymes.

Rhyming is important for a dish like this.

Other things that are very important for this dessert:  peppermint, chocolate, butter.

More good news: These blaanndies are super-easy to make.  Just a few ingredients and maybe ten minutes and you’re on your way to some delicious dessert bars that will absolutely disappear.

They are rich and chewy and have an awesome chocolate and peppermint flavor.

Andes Blondies

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Andes Blondies recipe from Macheesmo
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Andes Blondies are delicious and rich white chocolate blondies infused with peppermint flavor and topped with classic Andes mints. A perfect flavor blend!


1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Teaspoons peppermint extract
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 Cup white chocolate chips
Butter, for dish
28 Andies mints (one package)

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1) Melt butter and sugar together in a double boiler until the sugar is dissolved.

2) Whisk together well and let cool to room temperature. Then whisk in eggs, vanilla, and peppermint. Once those are combined well, stir in flour.

3) Stir in white chocolate and pour batter into a lightly buttered 9×13 baking dish.

4) Bake blondies for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees.

5) Let cool slighly and add half of your chopped Andies mints.

6) Let the blondies cool to room temperature and add the other half of the mints so some are melted and some are not. Gently press on the mints so they stick to the blondies.

7) Slice and serve!

Andes Blondies

A Blondie Batter

If you’ve never made blondies before, they are very similar to brownies except not brown.  Basically, there’s no chocolate mixed into the batter itself, but you can always fold in chocolate chips or something like I did.

I think the texture is great because it’s just a butter, sugar, flour, egg mixture that ends up being really dense.

I recommend using light brown sugar, but you could use dark in a pinch.

butter for Andes Blondies
Hard to go wrong with these…

Besides those basics, you can go crazy with add-ins.  I made some blondies awhile ago that had all kinds of add-ins.

For this version, I kept it pretty simple because the topping has a pretty rich flavor.  I had to add these three guys though.

flavors for Andes Blondies
The flavors!

To start the batter, just melt the butter and sugar over a double boiler or in a pan over low heat.  You don’t want to burn the butter or sugar so just be careful with it.

Once the sugar is dissolved with the melted butter, take it off the heat and whisk in the extracts (vanilla and peppermint).  Continue to whisk the butter/sugar mixture gently until it cools down a bit.

It won’t take long to cool down, but you want to make sure it’s not hot when you add the eggs or you’ll end up with an Andies scrambled egg casserole which is definitely not delicious.

batter for Andes Blondies
Really simple batter.

Whisk in the eggs and then stir in the flour and the pinch of salt.

Once your batter is mixed up, you can fold in all those delicious chocolate chips!

chocolate - Andes Blondies
You could use normal chocolate also.

Baking and Topping

Pour your batter into a lightly buttered 9×13 baking dish and bake it at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.  I always err on the side of under-baking stuff like this so you might want to start checking yours around 28 minutes.

Ideally, the blondies will be lightly browned around the edges and still slightly soft in the center.

After 3o minutes, mine were perfect.

baked Andes Blondies
Still a bit soft in the center.

I’ll be honest.  The most annoying part of this recipe is unwrapping 28 Andes mints.

Once you have them unwrapped though, give them a very rough chop.

andies mints for Andes Blondies
Kind of annoying to unwrap…

I decided to add my Andes mints in two batches.  I added about half right away and those kind of melted onto the blondies.

Then I let the blondies cool down to roughly room temperature and then I added the last half and just gently pressed them into the blondies so they stick.

This way half of them are whole and half are melted.

I like the look that this gave them, but it’s not really necessary.  I think you could add all of them right away or wait.  Whatever works for ya.

topped Andes Blondies
Some melting is good.

Use a knife to chop these Andes Blondies up once they are cool.  You should get about 20 bars out of one baking dish (4×5).

Andes Blondies recipe
Chop’em up!

These Andes Blondies are dense and chewy bars that have a very delicious flavor.

Besides being wonderfully decadent, they also have the added bonus of giving you minty fresh breath!

17 Responses to “Andes Blondies” Leave a comment

  1. Oh man, I used to love Andies mints. Totally the kind of thing my paternal grandmother would keep in a dish in the living room, and I would pilfer more every time she turned around. Put ’em in a blondie, and I might be in nostalgic heaven.

  2. I would love to try this recipe, I
    like that it’s so different that the usual! How much flour is used in the recipe? You referred to flour in your description but it’s not in the ingredient listing. Thanks!

    1. Wow! Wish I would’ve known about that! I was thinking that they should make this to make baking easier. Thanks for the link Megan!

  3. These look delicious! If I were to bake these the day before a party, would you recommend refrigerating the dish overnight? Are they ok to serve at room temperature?

    1. Definitely fine to serve at room temperature. I would probably stick them in the fridge overnight, but they will be great the next day.

  4. I made these last night for a party i’m going to tonight. They are soo good! Hope everyone else likes them too.

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