9x13 dish. About 12 blondies.
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Dense blondies baked with dark brown sugar, good butter, and a few simple add-ins.

Adapted from a How to Cook Everything recipe.


1 Cup unsalted butter, plus a tiny bit to grease the pan
2 Cups dark brown sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

My Add-ins:

2 bananas, mushed
1 Cup dried cranberries
1 Cup chocolate chips


1) Over a double-boiler, add the butter and brown sugar and whisk it together until the butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.

2) Let this cool for a minute until it’s warm to the touch then whisk in the eggs, vanilla, salt, and flour last. Try not to over-mix the batter.

3) Stir in the mix-ins.

4) Pour batter into a lightly buttered 9×13 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes depending on how firm you like your blondies.

5) Let them cool for 20-30 minutes on a wire cooling rack before digging in.