gooey honey blondies

Honey blondies that will knock your socks off with their perfectly fudgy ooey gooey insides. And they only require you to dirty ONE bowl!
gooey honey blondies

Gooey always feels like the right thing to do.


Especially now that we’re entering cookie swap season and we want to be that girl who brings something truly unique and captivating that will win over the hearts of millions.

Instead of that girl who’s hiding in a corner because her cookies are so weird that everyone is scared to try them.

I’ve been both on both sides of the cookie swap spectrum. So…trust me on this one.


You’re in safe hands with these.

What makes these blondies extra special is that they’re made with a solid dose of honey instead of all sugar. The honey caramelizes during it’s stint in the oven, yielding a bar cookie that is the epitome of textural perfection.

Large and in charge chocolate chips in every bite don’t hurt either.


My only word of advice when it comes to these is MAKE EXTRA. And cut them small. I’m not the type to say something is too rich, ever, but these are rich enough that a small square will suffice.

It was hard, but I even managed to spare a few to share with my Leftovers Club partner, Elizabeth from Food Ramblings! That’s just good cookie swapping etiquette. She sent me some fabuloso banana bread scones that were a godsend on crazy wedding planning days.

To see what other Leftovers Club members sent to their matches, check out these:


Gooey Honey Blondies
Honey blondies that will knock your socks off with their perfectly chewy ooey gooey insides. And they only require you to dirty ONE bowl!
Yield: 16 blondies
  • 1 stick + 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup raw pecans
  1. Heat oven to 350F. Spray an 8x8-inch baking pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, honey, egg, salt, and vanilla, until smooth. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir in the flour and chocolate chips until just combined.
  3. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Top with the pecans.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the center has just set. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 blondie

 For more droolworthy bar cookies, check out these:

salted peanut blondies

Salted Peanut Blondies

white chocolate blondies

White Chocolate Blondies

peppermint brownies

Peppermint Brownies

From Around the Web:

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Pecan Blondie Dunkers from Bakers Royale

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars from Baked By Rachel

Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Cup Blondie Pie from Cookies and Cups

Cinnamon Roll Blondie Bites from Keep It Sweet


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54 Responses to Gooey Honey Blondies

  1. Sune Moolman says:

    Loving those large and in charge chocolate chips. 🙂
    Such a fan of ooey gooey – these look delectable!

  2. These look awesome! I feel like I can almost taste the honey and chocolate…

  3. oh yes!! Gooey always feels like the right thing to do!! Love these one bowl honey blondies. . blondies are my ultimate weakness. . and love the sunken in pecans on top. . winning, yo.

  4. Sooooo I’m obsessed with baking with honey…my father in law keeps bees and every year we’re left with a gazillion gallons of spectacular honey to use up. TOTALLY making these bars the second I get to Canada.

  5. Lucky Elizabeth!!! Joanne, these look wonderful – I love your brown sugar and honey combo and with pecans and “large and in charge” chocolate chips – these sure are a hit!

  6. SallyBR says:

    I hear you on the “both sides of the spectrum” – I’ve been offered a few cookies that come with a speech before, stating that even though they have no sugar, no wheat, and no fat, they taste great. I will love them.

    guess what? they taste like cardboard.

    give me gooey and fudgy anytime, I can have just one and move on with a big smile 😉

  7. cheri says:

    So funny, yes I have also been on both sides of the spectrum with my treats. But these definitely would be a big winner in my family. They look delicious!

  8. Sweet and gooey just the way we like them!

  9. Heather says:

    I’m a big fan of anything with honey (and dirtying only one bowl is a huge bonus!).

  10. Sues says:

    Gooey IS always the right thing to do!!

  11. Of course you had me at gooey! And I’ve also been at both ends of that cookie swap spectrum…I feel ya! These look amazing and I can’t wait to try them!

  12. Meg says:

    Ooh, yes — these look awesome. And I totally agree on cutting rich desserts into smaller pieces! I actually pre-sliced the peppermint brownies I took to a party last week into itty-bitty squares (to make sure I had enough!), and I was worried friends would feel like I’d ripped them off with my small portions . . . but more than one person thanked me for that! Sometimes a “taste” is all you need, especially when you have so many other good eats hanging around.

  13. I can just picture myself sinking my teeth into one of these beauties! Jealous of Elizabeth!

  14. Holyyy. These blondies. I just.. no words. <3

  15. Gooey is always a winning result. Unless it’s on your face, but even then, it’s usually offset by the deliciousness that preceded said face mess.

  16. These blondies look terrific! Wish I can have one now with my tea 🙂

  17. These do sound so incredibly gooey. I am loving that they have pecans in them too. I have a bit of a pecan obsession at the moment.

  18. Yumminess – made in one bowl – can’t beat that – thanks Joanne.

  19. Joyti says:

    Whoa, these look sensational!

  20. But if I make these, I won’t actually want to give them away.

  21. OMG YESSSSS! to these ALLL THE WAY! I need them in my life!

  22. Kate says:

    I just added “cookie swap” onto my “things to do in 2015.”

  23. Faye says:

    Oh man, these look insanely good! Have to make a batch of these, stat!

  24. [email protected] Food Ramblings says:

    I can’t wait to get these— so excited 🙂

  25. Yeah. Those are completely up my alley. Embarrassing confession….I’ve never made blondies. Gasp. I know right. What the heck is wrong with me? !

  26. Sippitysup says:

    Gooey. That’s fun to say. GREG

  27. Me and blondies have been best friends for some time now … so these are definitely calling my name! They remind me of a pecan pie … mmmm!

  28. Amanda says:

    The honey in these sounds amazing!

  29. These look so wonderful! Honestly, I prefer blondies to brownies, but I’ve never tried them with honey.

  30. Shaina says:

    These look amazing. I could totally go for one right this second

  31. Mira says:

    I love these gooey blondies! And I agree about baking with honey! Definitely have to try these!

  32. Ala says:

    Making these ASAP yoooooooo–hiding in the corner during a potluck or cookie exchange just plain sucks. Whoo for these bars! Whoo for proud bakers and all that jazz!

  33. Ginger Stark says:

    LOVE honey in baked goods!

  34. They look like a perfect treat Joanne 🙂

  35. Zainab says:

    Caramelized honey is all I needed to hear. WIll be making these to snack this weekend 🙂

  36. First of all a big big CONGRATULATIONS!!! I had a chance to go through your previous pics, you guys look so adorable.
    These are super yumm Joanne. Everything about this blondie is perfect.

  37. Kathryn says:

    I love the idea of using honey in these; I bet it adds such a great flavour!

  38. look at those big chunky chips and that sweet perfectly crunchy pecan on top! That is what I need right now:)

  39. Danguole says:

    I’m into this! Now I have a little bit of cookie swap panic. Thankfully, I also have a sweet-looking blondie recipe!

  40. Gooey is always a winner! Love the addition of honey – very unique for blondies!

  41. Kelly says:

    Oh.MY.GOSH!!! I would be proud to bring these to any cookie swap or potluck! They look amazing!

  42. Honey is the best ingredient because it is natural 😀
    Beautiful blondies!

    Choc Chip Uru

  43. Only dirty one bowl?? Count me in! These sound delicious!

  44. grace says:

    these epitomize gooey-ness! what a tasty blend of ingredients. 🙂

  45. Sarah says:

    ooey-gooey desserts are the BEST. Yum! Great idea adding honey to blondies!

  46. Lynna says:

    I love it when you only have to dirty 1 bowl!!!

  47. sandra says:

    these blondies look divine. I love your peppermint brownies are no slouch neither.

  48. Johanna GGG says:

    OMG they look amazing – I love honey and it just is so delicious with choc chips – want to make these now – but am trying to eat well today – argh!

  49. elly says:

    These look totally amazing! Lots of random stuff coming up over the next month or so, so I’ll be sure to get these made one way or another.

  50. JOANNE!!!! These blondies are perfection! I love how gooey and perfect they are-all the flavors are just *muah* bellisima!

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