Salty Chocolate Chunk Blondies

As you’ve probably noticed, I adore the combination of salty and sweet. From cookies to brownies to cake, a little salt with your sweet just elevates some desserts to magical levels.

As is always the case, at least with me, simple is pretty magical, too. You’ll have these mixed up and in the oven in a matter of minutes. Plus, you likely will have all the ingredients on-hand most anytime you get a sweet and salty craving.

Salty Chocolate Chunk Blondies are filled with dark chocolate chunks and topped with a sprinkling of coarse salt. A great sweet and salty treat!

I made these within a few days of these cookies, putting whole wheat flour to work again. While I’m certainly not a whole-wheat-only convert, I do like to use it sometimes for a little variety. Add to that dark chocolate chunks and a sprinkle of salt, and you’ve got a sweet and salty treat sure that’s sure to please.

Salty Chocolate Chunk Blondies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 16 2-inch square bars

Salty Chocolate Chunk Blondies


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
  • coarse salt, to taste


Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, and mix well. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.

Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle coarse salt over top of batter. Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until edges are browned and a pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool completely in pan before cutting into bars.

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  1. Oh boy! These look heavenly!! Love these chewy lookin’ thangs.

  2. These look ridiculously good right now. Add these to my never ending list of Bake or Break blondie recipes to try! They always look so incredible.

  3. Mimi May 29, 2012 Reply

    These look great! I’m also really glad that I don’t have to click on a link to see the recipe anymore, I can simply scroll down! :)

  4. thelittleloaf May 29, 2012 Reply

    Heaven in a blondie! I adore the salty sweet combination too – it’s impossible to beat!

  5. JedV May 29, 2012 Reply

    Love the new format of the website. These look delicious. I think I’ll try them with Maldon salt!

  6. These sound AMAZING! Must make them the next time a chocolate urge strikes!

  7. Jon May 31, 2012 Reply

    ugh – I hate how good these are. These damn things turned into a dinner for me and the pork roast went back in the fridge. Thank God it was a small pan and not a 9×13.

  8. I love chocolate with salt. YUM!

  9. Kate June 1, 2012 Reply

    I literally just read this recipe, checked my pantry, and made these in 15 minutes flat! They are in the oven now! Can’t wait to eat one!

  10. The Hungry Mum June 10, 2012 Reply

    ooooh, I know what I’ll be baking tomorrow – yum! Salty & choc is *such* a fab combination.

  11. I, too, adore the combination of salty and sweet. My mouth started watering looking at these pics–an ultimate sign that I need to put my apron on and start baking away! Thanks for sharing. Love your blog!

  12. Paige March 6, 2014 Reply

    Do you have to use whole wheat? I don’t have any right now.
    And I really want to bake these!!

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      Jennifer McHenry March 9, 2014 Reply

      Paige, you can use all-purpose flour for these. It may slightly alter the consistency, but they should be fine.

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