Vanilla Brownies

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Vanilla brownies are a delightful reinterpretation of the timeless chocolate dessert bar. This homemade brownie recipe is super easy to make, loaded with white chocolate chips and has the perfect chewy texture of a traditional fudge brownie.

vanilla brownies on a brown board

Vanilla Brownies

Let me tell you, these vanilla brownies are absolutely amazing. Just imagine sinking your teeth into a dense, chewy bar that’s packed with a heavenly blend of vanilla goodness. Creamy frosting on top, adding an extra layer of velvety delight. It’s like a party in your mouth!

Honestly, I find myself making these vanilla brownies often and love to serve them with a hot cup of coffee. They’re perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a cozy night in or a celebration. Plus, the recipe is surprisingly simple, so you don’t have to be a baking expert to whip up a batch. Trust me, once you try these irresistible vanilla brownies, you’ll be hooked and craving more.

What You’ll Need

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Salt
  • Eggs– Room temperature eggs are best when making baked goods.
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla– Use pure vanilla extract for the best flavor.
  • Unsalted Butter
  • White chocolate Chips
  • Vanilla Frosting– You can also use homemade frosting, like Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe or Vanilla Buttercream.

How to Make Vanilla Brownies

Make the brownie batter: In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla, using a hand mixer or stand mixer.. Add in the softened butter, flout and salt. Add the chocolate chips.

Bake the brownies: Pour the batter into the baking dish, and bake until the toothpick comes out clean.

Frost the Brownies: Frost the brownies with a spatula with the vanilla frosting and add more white chocolate chips on top.

vanilla brownies cut into 9 pieces

Are Blondies and Vanilla Brownies the Same?

Blondies and vanilla brownies may seem similar, but they are not exactly the same. While they share some similarities, there are a few key differences between the two.

Blondies are essentially a vanilla-flavored version of brownies. They are characterized by their dense and chewy texture, similar to traditional brownies. However, the main difference lies in the ingredients used. Blondies typically do not contain cocoa powder or melted chocolate like brownies do. Instead, they rely on brown sugar, butter, and vanilla extract to provide their distinctive flavor.

On the other hand, vanilla brownies are a variation of the classic chocolate brownie. They incorporate vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste into the batter, along with the usual brownie ingredients such as cocoa powder or chocolate, in this case melted white chocolate. This gives these brownies a more pronounced vanilla flavor, while still maintaining the fudgy and chewy texture associated with brownies.

vanilla brownie on top of milk bottle

Tips, Tricks and Variations

Quality ingredients: Use high-quality vanilla extract and white chocolate for the best flavor. It makes a noticeable difference in the final result.

Don’t overmix the batter: Mix the ingredients until just combined. Overmixing can result in a dense and tough texture.

Add mix-ins: Get creative by adding your favorite mix-ins to the batter. Chopped nuts, dried fruits, or even mini chocolate chips can add extra texture and flavor.

Experiment with frostings: While creamy frosting is a classic choice, feel free to explore different frostings. Cream cheese frosting, vanilla glaze, or even a drizzle of melted dark chocolate can give your brownies a unique twist.

Garnish with toppings: Sprinkle some shredded coconut, colorful sprinkles, or crushed cookies on top of the frosting to add visual appeal and an extra touch of flavor.

Serve with a scoop of ice cream: Warm brownies paired with a scoop of your favorite ice cream make for a heavenly dessert. The warm and cold combination is simply delightful.

Mini brownies or bars: Instead of baking them in a traditional square pan, try making mini brownies in a muffin tin for adorable bite-sized treats. Alternatively, you can bake the batter in a rectangular pan to create bars that are perfect for sharing.

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Vanilla Brownies

Vanilla brownies are a delightful reinterpretation of the timeless chocolate dessert bar. This homemade brownie recipe is super easy to make, loaded with white chocolate chips and has the perfect chewy texture of a traditional brownie.
Servings: 9 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • Line an 8 X 8 inch pan with Parchment paper, and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the Eggs, Sugar, and Vanilla, and stir until well blended. Add the softened Butter, Flour and pinch of Salt, and stir to blend. Add the White Chocolate Chips, and stir. Pour the Vanilla Brownie batter into the pan, and place in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • When Brownies are done, remove from the oven to a wire rack, and cool completely. When cool, Frost with the Vanilla Frosting, and generously sprinkle White Chocolate Chips on top.
  • Serve, and enjoy!

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Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg


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