Honey Butter Blondies

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There is so much right about these it’s hard to know where to begin. Honey butter is a sweet and rich condiment made of 1 part honey to 1 part butter. It’s a great thing to spread on toast, in sandwiches—wherever! It only seemed natural that this would make an excellent blondie, and with chocolate chips(because what do those not make better?). The flavor of honey butter shines through more as an aftertaste. I would have liked these to be a little fudgier but if you like your brownies more cakey then these are for you.

Honey Butter Blondies


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup(1 stick) butter(or Earth Balance) at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour(I used Bob’s Red Mill’s gluten-free)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate or white chocolate chips.

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Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Start by creaming together your butter, sugar, and honey until it’s nice and smooth without any clumps. Add in the egg, extract, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and beat lightly.

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Sift in the flour and mix again until  the batter is even. Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips gently.

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Press the batter into a greased 8×8 baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the center has set. Cool completely before cutting in and serving.

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The top looked burnt but it wasn’t at all; I can only assume the ingredients cook to be that deep brown color. It actually smelled a lot like graham crackers baking!

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I ate mine hot out of the oven and it was amazing. The only thing that could have made it better would have been a pat of honey butter on top. Technically, these were honey margarine blondies since I made mine with Earth Balance, but that doesn’t sound nearly as appealing so we’ll just stick with honey butter.

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35 Responses to Honey Butter Blondies
  1. VeggieGirl
    January 31, 2011 | 10:07 am

    Beautiful blondies!!

  2. Bethany @Bridezilla Bakes
    January 31, 2011 | 10:09 am

    There was a (sad) time in my life in which I didn’t like honey butter. The thing was, I just LOVED butter so much that polluting it with honey was unacceptable to me.

    Luckily, I have now seen the light — and now that I’ve seen these bars, I am going to have to incorporate more honey butter into my life!

  3. Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine
    January 31, 2011 | 10:43 am

    Hi! I’m a long time reader/lurker! Just wanted to let you know that I love your blog!! These look amaaaazing- do you think they could be made with agave nectar?!

    • Wannabe Chef
      January 31, 2011 | 11:11 am

      You might have to reduce the sugar by 2 tablespoons and cook for a couple minutes longer but I think it would work.

  4. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 31, 2011 | 11:04 am

    Honey butter always reminds me of my grandmother…she would love these I bet!

  5. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    January 31, 2011 | 11:58 am

    omg those look great!!

  6. Christin@purplebirdblog
    January 31, 2011 | 12:38 pm

    Honey margarine blondies… love it! And uh, yeah… will you adopt me or something?

  7. Stephanie @ The Brunette Foodie
    January 31, 2011 | 12:50 pm

    Your posts lately are going to be the death of my size 2 pants. I want to make EVERYTHING.

  8. Kristen
    January 31, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    When I was a little girl, my mom would buy Downey’s honey butter. I put it on peanut butter sandwiches in thick slabs. It was my absolute favorite sandwich in the world. Your post reminded me of that yummy stuff. I haven’t seen it in years. I think it’s only available back in the Northeast.

    Anyway, your blondies sound delicious with that honey butter flavor. I agree, put a pat on top, too. 🙂

  9. rebecca lustig
    January 31, 2011 | 1:02 pm

    ah this recipe brings me back to summertime! and i definitely think the chocolate, as opposed to white chocolate, was the right choice 🙂

  10. Erin @ Big Girl Feats
    January 31, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    Oh delish. I’m restarting my treatment “diet” today so there goes fun things like this. Big wahhh from this girl.

  11. Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    January 31, 2011 | 2:38 pm

    I am never allowed to make honey butter. Because I would eat it all the time. And then get big and fat. No honey butter for me. lol

    Anyhoo, these sound (and look) delicious!!!

  12. Kristina at spabettie
    January 31, 2011 | 2:39 pm

    Mmm… honey butter is one of my favorite things EVER…

    I was in Powell’s Books the other day, cookbook section of course, and saw a few brownie books.

    I still think YOU need to write one. 😀

  13. Corey @ the runner's cookie
    January 31, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    Blondies are so delicious…I might like them more than brownies! I usually put chocolate or butterscotch chips in them. Awesome food photos!

  14. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    January 31, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    honey butter. oh so right!

    i love both.

    and the fact that these are GF and still look great..major props! as we all know that GF baking can be….tricky.

  15. Sophie
    January 31, 2011 | 4:43 pm

    MMMMMM,..Your gf honey butter blondies look so tasty & FABULOUS too!

    Many greets from a fellow gf foodie from Brussels, Belgium! Lovely food!

  16. Ashley @ Will Run for Food
    January 31, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    These look amazing! I think I need to make them tonight…for dinner.

  17. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    January 31, 2011 | 7:31 pm

    I like blondies better than brownies. It’s like golden Oreos- they’re similar but tastier 🙂

  18. Leah @ Why Deprive?
    January 31, 2011 | 7:42 pm

    Ummm . . . why have I never heard of honey butter before? Genius.

    These blondies sound so good! Bookmarking this recipe now so I can make it. 🙂

  19. Lauren at KeepItSweet
    January 31, 2011 | 8:07 pm

    What a great use of honey butter! I bet these would be addicting:-)

  20. Kath
    January 31, 2011 | 8:42 pm

    Your Honey Butter Blondies sound wonderful, Evan! Honey butter is a great ingredient.

  21. Hannah
    January 31, 2011 | 9:32 pm

    Ah, your honey butter is like my honey peanut butter! Except when I mix those two ingredients one to one, they never make it onto bread. Just straight from teh mixing bowl into my mouth.

    Every. Time.

  22. Brandon
    January 31, 2011 | 10:38 pm

    I made these tonight. AMAZING! Great job!

    • Wannabe Chef
      January 31, 2011 | 10:48 pm

      Glad you liked them!

  23. Sarah
    January 31, 2011 | 11:20 pm

    wow, well this looks incredibly amazing and i want to make them immediately

  24. veggietestkitchen
    February 1, 2011 | 1:57 am

    whoa, honey butter. YUM! Anything in butter is fabulous, but honey is something I’ve never tried. Thanks for the tip!

  25. Adam
    February 1, 2011 | 2:15 am

    Change your website’s name… You are no “wannabe”!

  26. carlee
    February 1, 2011 | 2:41 am

    I think I just fell in love with your blog! I am gf so thank you so much for the gorgeous mouthwatering recipe!

  27. Zenobia
    February 1, 2011 | 7:20 am

    Another knockout! I simply love the sight of bare naked chocolate chips! 🙂

  28. Tiffany
    February 1, 2011 | 10:16 am

    Fudgy, cakey, I love all blondies! And these look fantastic!

  29. Joy
    February 1, 2011 | 12:56 pm

    This looks lovely. I love blondies

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  31. Errign
    February 1, 2011 | 11:32 pm

    Ummm…these look wicked good.

  32. Lori
    February 4, 2011 | 6:05 pm

    Damn, these look decadently rich and delicious!

  33. Amy
    February 4, 2011 | 7:03 pm

    These sound wonderful! I love the flavor honey gives to baked goods, and in blondies, even better :)!