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Raspberry chocolate chip blondies

chocolate chip blondies

I have a new roommate, and it’s a blast! We chat all day long, watch back-to-back seasons of Gilmore Girls, skim through magazines, and share our favorite blogs with each other. She even helps me polish off the left-over cake (my waist-line is very grateful!) and also gets me to eat my vegetables (salads with a friend are so much tastier and more creative than salads prepared alone!). She walks with me to the market to get fresh fruit, and understands/encourages my popcorn addiction (popcorn makes my world a happier place). It’s great! She even does most of the dishes! It’s wonderful (and it’s not just because she does the dishes)!

chocolate chip blondies

Since it’s raspberry season, I made us some raspberry blondies. Of course, it was raining when I was getting ready to make this recipe, and I had eaten all the fresh raspberries for breakfast. So, I had no fresh raspberries to add to the blondies… I cheated and used frozen. Don’t judge me. It was raining and thundering, which didn’t seem like good conditions for raspberry hunting.

chocolate chip blondies

My roomie is very understanding, so she was completely on board with my using frozen raspberries instead of fresh, given the circumstances. Awesome!

chocolate chip blondies

The great thing about incorporating raspberries into my usual blondie recipe: the raspberries are nice and tart, which is a welcome flavor in a sweet blondie bar. And, as the raspberries sink into the bar when you bake them, they make the cutest little heart shapes!

I baked these at 325°F for 40 minutes in a 9×13 glass baking dish, which yielded a pan of bars with chewy edges, while the center pieces were fudgy. Best of both worlds!

chocolate chip blondies
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Raspberry chocolate chip blondies

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 15 bars
Author Janice

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 340 g
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter 170 g, room temperature
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar 400 grams, or half dark and half light, packed
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup spiced rum 60 mL
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips 160 g
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries 110g
  • Milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease a 9×13-inch Pyrex baking dish, and set it aside for later.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt, and set this dry mixture aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and brown sugar for 1 minute.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix for 2 minutes or until the mixture has lightened in color. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Add the vanilla and the rum. Mix to combine.
  6. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry mixture. Beat until just combined, then add in the chocolate chips, and beat on low until the chunks are evenly distributed.
  7. Dollop into the prepared pan, and spread the mixture evenly, using your hands to press it into place.
  8. Sprinkle with the raspberries.
  9. Bake for 35–40 minutes (because I like my edges nice and browned, I baked the blondies for a solid 40 minutes).
  10. Cool the blondies in the pan, on a wire rack. Cut into squares and serve with a tall glass of milk.

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15 Responses to Raspberry chocolate chip blondies

  1. Emily @ Life on Food July 14, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    Sounds like a college dorm room. What fun! Looks like a delicious dessert, I would love to be your roommate.

  2. Torviewtoronto July 15, 2011 at 2:53 am #

    looks wonderful lovely dessert

  3. Medeja July 15, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    Chcocolate and raspberries, just like bananas and strawberries is great and delicious combination.

  4. RavieNomNoms July 15, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    I love it! Chocolate and raspberries go together SO well! I feel like I need to make these immediately…so delicious!

  5. briarrose July 15, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    This is my kind of recipe right here….beautiful blondies. Plus there is rum…who can resist? 😉

  6. sugarfooteats.com July 16, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Love the combo! And I doublely love Gilmore Girls! 🙂

  7. Jamie July 16, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    First of all, I am so jealous of you having a roomie! I miss living with girls! Second, yummm! Love blondies and chocolate chips and raspberries are divine additions! And I have discovered that often frozen berries work just as well as fresh!

  8. Erin July 17, 2011 at 1:51 am #

    What great bars! Can’t wait until my raspberries come in, so I can try out some recipes! I have a bag of white chocolate chips that I think would work well with these! I want a roommate to watch Gilmore Girls with – how fun! Ok, I will take my husband, but a girl roommate sounds fun!

  9. Valerie July 17, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    I love those rasberries chocolate chip blondies squares! They look so yummy

  10. Heidi @ Food Doodles July 19, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    Those blondies look great. I love using fruit in them! Sounds like you have an awesome roommate. And I loved the Gilmore Girls mention. Ahh good memories 😀

  11. Joy July 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    The blondies look good

  12. Heather August 5, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    These look incredible! I never would’ve thought to put raspberries in blondies.

  13. Rebeka June 29, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    Hi!

    I love this recipe and have made it several times. Do you know if I could refrigerate the batter overnight?

    Thanks!

    • Janice July 5, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

      Hi Rebeka! I’m so glad you like the recipe! I don’t think chilling the dough would be a problem. If anything, it’ll help develop the flavours, just like for chocolate chip cookies. You will probably have to increase the baking time because the blondie dough will be fridge cold. You might want to bump up the temperature a tad (by 25 degrees F). Hope that helps!

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