Brown Butter White Chocolate Pistachio Blondes // The Live-In Kitchen

Brown Butter White Chocolate Pistachio Blondies

Chewy brown sugar blondies studded with white chocolate chips and pistachios!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brown butter blondies, white chocolate blondies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 253kcal
Author Lindsay Moe


  • 13 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup good quality white chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper so it hangs a bit over the sides, and then spray the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. The butter will begin to crackle and foam a bit. Allow it to cook, swirling the pan occasionally, until the crackling subsides and the butter begins to turn a nutty brown. Remove from the heat and transfer the butter and all the browned bits to a large bowl. Allow the butter to cool slightly.
  • Once the butter has cooled, whisk in the brown sugar until incorporated. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to whisk until smooth. Fold in the flour and baking powder until the dry ingredients are no longer visible. Fold in the pistachios and white chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and smooth out the top. Bake 22-25 minutes or until the edges are just beginning to brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. You don’t want to over bake them or they will be dry. Allow the bars to cool before using the parchment to lift them out of the pan. Cut into squares and serve.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 149mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.9mg