White chocolate raspberry blondies are irresistibly indulgent dessert bars that combine the creamy sweetness of white chocolate with the tangy burst of raspberries. They boast a soft and chewy texture, complemented by the contrasting flavors of the rich white chocolate and the bright, fruity notes of raspberries.Jump to Recipe
I wanted to try something new with this recipe and make some not so traditional blondies. They're baked with white chocolate chips and raspberries which make them super addicting! I ended up having to make a second batch because they were eaten so quickly. This recipe is extremely easy to make and doesn't require any skill.
Why You'll Love White Chocolate Raspberry Blondies
Perfect Flavor Combination: The pairing of sweet white chocolate and tart raspberries creates a delightful contrast of flavors. You get the best of both worlds with this recipe.
Indulgent Texture: White chocolate blondies with raspberry offer a soft, chewy texture that melts in your mouth. The buttery blondie base is enhanced by the creaminess of white chocolate while the juicy raspberries create a delightful textural experience with every bite.
Seasonal Delight: Raspberries are in season right now which means they're sweet, plump, and full of flavor. This makes them a perfect choice for this blondie recipe. Consider visiting a fresh market or a local market that sells fresh fruit and vegetables to use for this recipe.
Crowd Pleaser: The combination of white chocolate and raspberries is a popular flavor affinity. Because of that, this is a great recipe for family gatherings or parties. Everyone will be wanting more.
Easy to Make: White chocolate raspberry blondies are relatively simple to prepare. With a handful of ingredients and a straightforward baking process, you can enjoy these delicious treats without spending hours in the kitchen. You also don't need any special equipment or skill.
What's The Difference Between a Brownie and Blondie?
Many times blondies are referred to as blonde brownies. However, there are quite a few differences between the two. First, brownies are traditionally made with cocoa powder or melted chocolate, resulting in a rich, deep chocolate flavor. In contrast, blondies have a more caramel-like flavor profile due to the use of brown sugar, butter, and vanilla extract.
Brownies are also known for their dense and fudgy texture, with a moist and chewy interior. Blondies, on the other hand, have a softer and more tender texture, resembling a cross between a cake and a cookie.
1/2 cup butter melted - I used unsalted butter for this recipe
1 cup brown sugar - this is going to make the blondies extra chewy and deliciously golden when they bake. Light brown sugar or dark brown sugar will work fine for this recipe.
1 large egg - for structure and binding
1 teaspoon vanilla - to enhance the flavor of the blondies
1/2 teaspoon baking powder - helps to build a lighter airier texture in the blondies
Pinch of salt - also to enhance the flavor of the other ingredients
1 cup all purpose flour - cake flour can be used as a substitute
1/2 cup white chocolate chips - consider chopping a white chocolate bar into smaller pieces and adding that into the blondies instead
1/2 cup raspberries - you can leave whole or slice in half before adding
How They're Made
Step 1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang for easy removal.
Step 2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Step 3. In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar until well combined.
Step 4. Add the egg and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture, and whisk until smooth.
Step 5. Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
Step 6. Gently fold in the white chocolate chips and the fresh raspberries.
Step 7. Pour the blondie batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it out evenly.
Step 8. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
Step 9. Allow the blondies to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares.
Step 10. Once cooled, carefully remove the blondies from the pan using the parchment paper overhang. Cut into desired serving sizes and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
Use fresh raspberries: Fresh raspberries provide the best flavor and texture in the blondies. Look for plump, ripe berries and gently fold them into the batter to avoid crushing them.
Avoid overmixing: When combining the wet and dry ingredients, be careful not to overmix the batter. Overmixing can lead to dense and tough blondies. Mix the ingredients until just combined to maintain a tender texture.
Add white chocolate chips last: Consider reserving a small handful of white chocolate chips to sprinkle over top of the batter before baking. This will create a visually appealing presentation and ensure there are distinct white chocolate pockets throughout the blondies.
Line the baking pan with parchment paper: Greasing the pan and lining it with parchment paper helps in easy removal of the blondies after baking. The parchment paper also prevents sticking and makes for easy cleanup. I didn't do this the first time I cooked the blondies and it was super hard to get them out. Save yourself and don't skip this step.
Cool completely before cutting: Allow the blondies to cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares. This helps the blondies set and maintain their shape without crumbling.
Can I Use Frozen Raspberries?
Yes, you can use frozen raspberries to make white chocolate raspberry blondies. Before incorporating frozen raspberries into the blondie batter, make sure to thaw them completely. Drain any excess liquid that may accumulate during the thawing process to prevent the batter from becoming too wet.
Keep in mind, frozen raspberries are delicate and can easily break apart. Gently fold them into the batter to avoid crushing them, which can result in a more uniform distribution throughout the blondies.
Using frozen raspberries can result in excess moisture as they thaw, it may affect the baking time of the blondies. Keep an eye on the baking process and be prepared for a slightly longer baking time compared to using fresh raspberries. The blondies are done when the edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
Easy Variations You Should Try
Almond White Chocolate Raspberry Blondies: Add a nutty twist by incorporating chopped almonds into the batter. The almonds provide a delightful crunch and complement the flavors of white chocolate and raspberries.
Lemon White Chocolate Raspberry Blondies: Enhance the fruity notes by adding a hint of lemon. Incorporate lemon zest into the batter or drizzle a lemon glaze on top of the baked blondies for a refreshing and tangy twist.
Coconut White Chocolate Raspberry Blondies: Add shredded coconut to the white chocolate blondie recipe batter for a tropical touch. The coconut adds texture and a subtle sweetness that pairs well with the white chocolate and raspberries.
Swirled Raspberry Cheesecake Blondies: Create a marbled effect by swirling a raspberry cheesecake mixture into the blondie batter. Combine cream cheese, sugar, and mashed raspberries, and dollop spoonfuls onto the blondie batter. Use a toothpick or skewer to create swirls for a visually stunning and creamy addition.
Raspberry White Chocolate Blondie Bars with Streusel Topping: Elevate the blondies by adding a sweet and crunchy streusel topping. Mix together butter, flour, sugar, and a pinch of cinnamon to create a crumbly streusel. Sprinkle it generously over the batter before baking for an irresistible texture contrast.
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Blondies: Instead of white chocolate chips, use dark chocolate chips or chunks for a richer and more intense chocolate flavor. The dark chocolate pairs wonderfully with the tartness of raspberries.
White Chocolate Raspberry Blondie Parfait: Cut the blondies into small cubes and layer them in a glass with whipped cream or vanilla yogurt, fresh raspberries, and a drizzle of raspberry sauce. Create a delectable and visually appealing dessert parfait with layers of creamy, fruity, and indulgent components.
Ways To Serve White Chocolate Raspberry Blondies
Warm Blondie à la Mode: Serve the freshly baked white chocolate and raspberry blondies warm from the oven and top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The combination of warm blondie, creamy ice cream, and the contrasting flavors of white chocolate and raspberries is absolutely delightful.
Drizzle with Raspberry Sauce: Prepare a homemade raspberry sauce by simmering fresh or frozen raspberries with sugar and a splash of lemon juice. Drizzle the sauce over the blondies before serving to add an extra burst of raspberry flavor and a beautiful presentation.
Garnish with Fresh Raspberries: Sprinkle some fresh raspberries on top of the blondies for an appealing visual touch. The bright red raspberries create an attractive contrast against the blondies and add a burst of freshness.
Dust with Powdered Sugar: Just before serving, lightly dust the blondies with powdered sugar. The snowy white dusting adds a touch of elegance and sweetness to the presentation.
Serve as Finger Food: Cut the blondies into bite-sized squares or bars and serve them as finger food at parties or gatherings. They make for easy and delicious handheld treats that guests can enjoy without utensils.
Pair with Hot Beverages: Serve this white chocolate raspberry blondies recipe alongside a cup of hot coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. The sweet and fruity flavors of the blondies harmonize beautifully with warm beverages, creating a comforting and cozy dessert experience.
Blondie Sundae: Transform the blondies into a decadent dessert by creating a blondie sundae. Cut the blondies into chunks and layer them with vanilla ice cream, raspberry sauce, whipped cream, and any other desired toppings like crushed nuts or chocolate shavings.
To store, let the white chocolate raspberry blondies cool completely to room temperature. This helps prevent excess moisture buildup. Place the cut blondies in an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. If stacking multiple layers of blondies, place parchment paper between each layer to prevent them from sticking together.
Store the raspberry white chocolate bars at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to a week. If you want to store the blondies for an extended period, you can freeze them. Wrap the individual servings tightly in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw the frozen blondies in the refrigerator or at room temperature before serving.
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Easiest White Chocolate Raspberry Blondies
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang for easy removal.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar until well combined.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture, and whisk until smooth.
- Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
- Gently fold in the white chocolate chips and the fresh raspberries.
- Pour the blondie batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it out evenly.
- Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
- Allow the blondies to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares.
- Once cooled, carefully remove the blondies from the pan using the parchment paper overhang. Cut into desired serving sizes and enjoy!