Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies

If the baking lords ever decide the whole sweet and salty thing is played out, please don’t tell me. I’d rather live in oblivion, happily eating salty, sweet treats.

These blondies are a very fine example of how sweet and salty play well together. First of all, you have brown sugar blondies that can barely contain all the chocolate chips in them. Then, that’s topped off with lots of beautiful sea salt.

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies are packed with rich chocolate chips and topped with a sprinkling of coarse salt. - Bake or Break

You can make these slightly salty or super salty or somewhere in between, depending on your tastes. I wasn’t shy with the salt, but if you want a more subtle saltiness, then just cut back on the amount sprinkled on top. You can also omit the salt mixed into the blondies if you’d like.

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies are a must for sweet and salty fans! - Bake or Break

These were a big hit with us and with some friends who were willing taste-testers. They do have quite a sweet/salty punch, so it’s easy to cut these into small bars so you’ll have plenty to feed a crowd. Or, just keep them for yourself. I’ll never tell.

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies


  • 2 & 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 & 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch fine sea salt (optional)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 to 1 & 1/2 tablespoons fleur de sel


Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 9″x 13″ baking pan with butter or cooking spray.

Whisk flour, baking soda, and pinch of salt. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add both sugars and mix until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spread dough into prepared pan. Sprinkle top of dough with fleur de sel.

Bake 30-35 minutes, until center is set and top is golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack before cutting into bars.


Recipe adapted from Food Network.


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  1. These brownies are lovely! I love the small amount of fleur de sel on top. The perfect addition!

  2. Marisa January 16, 2012 Reply

    These look delicious! I’m thinking browned butter would make them even better. I love that toasty browned butter flavor.

  3. Biz January 16, 2012 Reply

    oh, oh, oh… i love anything with fleur de sel because it sounds so fancy…made ina garten’s fleur de sel caramels the other day and so this will be next on my list. 😉 while we’re on the subject of french-ish food, i;m not sure if you have a beignet recipe, but i just posted one. :) thanks for your beautiful photos and mouthwatering recipes.

  4. Christine January 17, 2012 Reply

    Yum – I’m making the recipe you posted for chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake bars this weekend (again) but these will be next on my list!

  5. Choc Chip Uru January 17, 2012 Reply

    Why do I detect a loss of self control (once more) after going on your site – these look delicious like everything else 😀

  6. Ryan January 18, 2012 Reply

    Oh these look really good. I love salty/sweet desserts!

  7. Kayleigh January 19, 2012 Reply

    I’ve been WAITING for a salty cocoa treat and you’ve just inspired me! Wonderful photographs as well, thanks for posting!

  8. Lisa January 23, 2012 Reply

    I see the pics and the wonderful descriptions but where are the recipes???

    • jennifer January 23, 2012 Reply

      Lisa, there is a link above the first photograph in every post.

  9. Are you kidding me! These might be the perfect treat ever!!! I can NOT wait to try them.

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