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Cherry Blonde Brownies: The Sweetest Treat

National Blonde Brownie Day is January 22nd! Add some dried cherries to this recipe and put a cherry twist on it.

Cherry blondies on a wooden serving board

What is a Cherry Blondie?

Blondies, sometimes called blondie brownies or blonde brownies are the non-chocolate version of a brownie! They are fudgier than a cookie with a bit of a chew factor. You’ll notice the batter is much wetter than your traditional cookie dough. These are some of the best blondies you’ll make!

Buttery, soft, chewy, and loaded with white chocolate and Montmorency Dried Cherries, these blondies are packed with flavor and they are the perfect easy treat when you need a dessert in a pinch.

What is the difference between a blondie and a brownie?

Cherry Blondies stacks on a white table and surrounded by dried cherries

The main difference between a blondie and a brownie is the chocolate.

Blondies are occasionally referred to as “blonde brownies.” They are made without cocoa powder and aspire to a rich vanilla flavor rather than a deep chocolate one. Blondies are also made with brown sugar, which has a noticeable affect in the blondies.

How to make Cherry Blondies?

Melted Butter

Recipes like cookies call for room temperature butter. However, in our blondie recipe we want you to melt the butter completely so that the blondies are dense and fudgy just like a brownie!

Extra Egg Yolk

The extra egg yolk instead of an entire second egg in this white chocolate cherry blondies will make them extra rich from the fat in the yolk. If you were to add an entire second egg, you would end up with more of a cakier texture.

Don’t Add Too Much Flour!

You will want these blondies to be gooey and fudgy. Adding too much flour will make these cake like or like a cookie texture.

Don’t Overbake Your Blondies!

Blondies are meant to be a little gooey, that delicious gooey texture makes these white chocolate cherry blondies feel extra fudgy! So look at the edges of your blondies, they should be set, but pull the blondies out before they look completely done. Don’t worry, they’ll continue to set up and cook in their hot pan as they cool.

Big, plump, and juicy. Our dried cherries are the best available. We start with the best Michigan Montmorency Tart Cherries and use our unique drying process to ensure they are beautiful, great tasting, and healthy. 

Montmorency dried cherries in wooden bowl

Can I Use Something Other Than White Chocolate?

Yes! Try these blondies with dark chocolate, semi-sweet, or even bittersweet chocolate.

What Are Some Other Recipes That Use Dried Cherries?

Our dried cherries are the star of the show in many of our recipes. We have added some of our customer’s favorites below:

If you have the chance to make these Cherry Blondies, make sure to tag us on socials and use the #cherrychef!

Cherry Blossom Blondies

These white chocolate cherry blondies are just what they sound like, a rich blondie batter paired with sweet and tart dried cherries, and white chocolate chips.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cherries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat over to 350°F. Take an 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan and spray with cooking oil or line with parchment babe.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt your unsalted butter until liquid and add in your brown sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Then add in egg, egg yolk, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add flour in and mix until well combined. Fold in your white chocolate chips and dried cherries.
  • Pour your batter into your prepared baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges are set. Let cool for 15 minutes and enjoy!
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