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Spring fever has set in.  I’m taunted by a day of warm weather, followed by cold dreary rain and fog. When will it end?!? I need sunshine, continual sunshine. I need to see green when I walk outside. I need shorts.

One way to combat the feeling of endless waiting for sandals and daffodils, is to eat warm-weather foods like berries! The only problem is pesticide-free berries cost $8 a pint right now. I just can’t bring myself to pay that, no matter now badly I NEED them.

The answer? Frozen berries. Frozen fruits and veggies are picked in the peak of their season and frozen quickly to retain flavor and nutrients. Plus, frozen fruit is a fraction of the cost and bakes just as well as fresh fruit.

I use frozen berries and citrus zest anytime I get a bad case of spring fever.  The bright poppy flavors in these blondies remind me that soon enough, I will be trouncing through the berry patch swinging my little basket and humming a merry tune! Um, I mean the KIDS will be doing that and I will be maturely watching from the sidelines…not skipping.

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson

Preparation:

Measure both sugars and the butter and melt together until the brown sugar is mostly melted. (You can do this in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or on stovetop.)

Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and lemon zest together.

Add the melted sugar mixture and stir.

Then add the eggs and vanilla—stir well.

Press the mixture into a greased 9 X 13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle the white chocolate chips over the top.

Then toss the blueberries with 1 tablespoon of flour and sprinkle them over the top.

Blueberry White Chocolate Blondies

Yield: 20 bars

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:50 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
3 eggs
1 Tb. vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour + 1 Tb. for blueberries
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
Zest of 1 lemon
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cups blueberries (can be frozen)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Measure both sugars and the butter and melt together until the brown sugar is mostly melted. (You can do this in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or on stovetop.)

Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and lemon zest together. Add the melted sugar mixture and stir. Then add the eggs and vanilla—stir well.

Press the mixture into a greased 9 X 13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle the white chocolate chips over the top.

Then toss the blueberries with 1 tablespoon of flour and sprinkle them over the top.

Bake for 45-55 minutes and a toothpick comes out clean. If the edges of the blondies start to get dark, loosely tent a piece of foil over the top of the pan.

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75 Responses to “Blueberry White Chocolate Blondies”

  1. Cécyposted February 24, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Well, we do need the rain.
    I agree on the frozen berries. I rarely buy the fresh ones they always seem so expensive in the store.
    Those look like they’d be great with tea.

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  2. Blog is the New Blackposted February 24, 2011 at 6:58 am

    You know how once you do or see something, you see it everywhere?! I just made my first blondies and now I keep seeing recipes for them everywhere. This is a GREAT one! I love the idea of bberries and white chocolate together- yum!

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  3. Belinda @zomppaposted February 24, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Oh where oh where is the sun?? Love these…and LOVE the milk. We’d get along well.

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  4. The Food Houndposted February 24, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Such a unique flavor combo!! Love it!! I am not a fan of the dreary rain after what seemed to be 2 weeks of amazing spring weather. Oh well, at least we’re on the downside of winter!

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  5. Katerinaposted February 24, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I want summer too, desperately, in the meantime I think I could settle with couple of these beauties!

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  6. Nancyposted February 24, 2011 at 7:42 am

    These look delicious…can’t wait to make them this weekend!

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  7. My Kitchen in the Rockiesposted February 24, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I always have frozen organic blueberries or organic cherries in my freezer. They are part of my breakfast.
    What a great recipe. I have never made or eaten blondies. Will be put on my “to bake list”. Thanks, Sommer.
    Greetings
    Kirsten

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  8. Cristina, from Buenos Aires to Parisposted February 24, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Can I have one? or Twenty !! Beautiful !!

    Reply

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  10. Sanjeeta kkposted February 24, 2011 at 8:32 am

    These blondies look so cute with the powder sugar on top. Love the frozen berries that go into it.
    BTW the header looks stunning!

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  11. Jasmin Ortegaposted February 24, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I absolutely love this. I adore blueberries and blondies are my favorite. I might be trying this out but with a twist. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Growposted February 24, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Yum! These looks so delicious! I want a batch! Definitely craving spring…

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  13. Laura @ Family Spiceposted February 24, 2011 at 9:32 am

    You had me at blueberry! You’d think it was summer here in San Diego because you can get a 6/oz of fresh blueberries for $1.50 or less. I might have to make this right now….

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  14. Tricia @ Saving room for dessertposted February 24, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Those look wonderful and your photos are incredible. Frozen is always great – I don’t do canned fruit too much. We were in Asheville Valentine’s weekend and enjoyed several wonderful restaurants. Hope your springtime is coming soon! Beautiful area – just lovely!

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  15. Roxanposted February 24, 2011 at 9:57 am

    These blondies look amazing! I love frozen fruit also – for baking and also for snacking on. It’s awesome that they cost less too, you can load up your baking treats with them and not feel too guilty about the price!

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  16. Isabelleposted February 24, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I froze several bags of blueberries last summer when they were cheap and plentiful, and we’ve been nibbling away at them all winter. Next year, I think I’m going to do the same with strawberries, too.
    I’m pretty sure I’m down to my last cup of berries at this point, but these blondies look so scrumptious that I might just have to bust open the last of the stash to try them out. I just can’t resist blueberries and white chocolate together.

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  17. Meganposted February 24, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I couldn’t agree with you more, bring on the sunshine! This sounds delicious! I just stocked up on frozen fruits to get us through until we can get some fresh ones and blondies sounds like the perfect way to use them up.

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  18. Mary @ Delightful Bitefulsposted February 24, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Those look ridiculously incredible! Wow!! Bookmarked!!

    Mary xx
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  19. Kate @ Diethood.composted February 24, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I’ve never made blondies before (how strange) but this may be the recipe to start with because I love every ingredient that you’ve put in there… and they look fantabulous!

    We are still dealing with freezing weather … 24 fahrenheit today :(

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  20. Jill Colonnaposted February 24, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I keep forgetting that blondies exist out there and need to give them a try: especially with the blueberries in them. Delicious addition! Looking good.

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  21. Angie's Recipesposted February 24, 2011 at 11:16 am

    A wonderful blondie recipe! White chocolate and blueberry….the combination is unbeatable!

    Reply

  22. RavieNomNomsposted February 24, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Wow not only are those gorgeous, I bet they just taste like a square of heaven! AH nomnomnoms!

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  23. carolinaheartstringsposted February 24, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Those look really wonderful. My daughter would not doubt eat that for breakfast!

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  24. Fresh and Foodieposted February 24, 2011 at 11:27 am

    These look great. I always have a stash of frozen berries in my freezer for baking, smoothies, yogurt mix-ins, etc. My husband doesn’t like blueberries, but I bet these would be equally good with raspberries. Beautiful photos too.

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  25. Evan Thomasposted February 24, 2011 at 11:46 am

    These look delicious! Great flavor pairing.

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  26. Cherineposted February 24, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Can I steal one? they’re absolutely gorgeous!!
    P.S: I need sunshine too!!

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  27. Rachelposted February 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    These look awesome Sommer! I buy these great frozen, wild blueberries at Earth Fare, and I think that they would be perfect in this! Thanks for all the great recipes!!

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  28. Felice - All That's Left Are The Crumbsposted February 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I just made Blondies too after reading about them on Blog is the New Black. They were a big hit so I will have to try out your recipe too.

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  29. Monetposted February 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Frozen berries are lifesavers. We are definitely getting some “Spring” weather here in Austin. Almost 80 degrees today! Thank you for sharing these with us! They look delicious. I hope you are having a great end to your week.

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  30. soniaposted February 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Mmmmm…loved the combo of white chocolate chips and blueberries. The blondies are looking gorgeous and wud luv to bake my batch and relish.

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  31. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagelsposted February 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I want to eat every single one of those blondies. I loooovvee blondies but blondies with blueberries and white chocolate sounds amazing. :) They look beautiful too!

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  32. Debbie B.posted February 24, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    These look awesome!! Beautiful pics.

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  33. Gitteposted February 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I am with you, we need spring…and fast. Your beautiful Blueberry Blondies will do fine holding us over until then.

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  34. Ellie (Almost Bourdain)posted February 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Delicious and love the flavour.

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  35. Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish)posted February 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I love this! How different, and wonderful!

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  36. Eileenposted February 24, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I’m with you. I’m looking for green grass, the fresh scent of spring, and a lot of sunshine! Your blondies sound delicious and your pictures rock as usual. Have a blondie for me will ya!

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  37. kariposted February 24, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Oh you’re totally allowed to trounce- a family that trounces together stays together, right? Isn’t that how the saying goes?

    These look really good! Do you have a specific brand of white chocolate chips that you like to use?

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  38. vtkitchenposted February 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Great photos. These blondies look fantasmic!! thanks so much for sharing. cheers.

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  39. Katie@Cozydeliciousposted February 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    i am deep, deep in spring fever but it is still so cold out! These are just perfect – warm and cozy but just springy enough to be exciting!

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  40. Aldyposted February 24, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Oh, Sommer these blondies look absolutely superb! I I just adore the blueberries and white chocolate combination :) BRAVO! BRAVO!

    Cheers,

    Aldy.

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  41. A little bit of everythingposted February 24, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    the weather is a little tricky lately. I miss spring so much.
    your blondies look fantastic. love the addition on blueberry. the presentation is stunning as usual.
    thanks for sharing, hope you’ll have a sunny Friday

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  42. Loraposted February 24, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I love this blondie recipe. White chocolate and blueberry = yum!

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  43. Magic of Spiceposted February 24, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    These look so good and your photos are gorgeous of course…I love using frozen berries as well, a bit of sunshine :)

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  44. A Canadian Foodieposted February 24, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Sommer!
    The step-by-step tutorial was very helpful and demonstrated how easy the recipe would be to make – and how delicious. YUM! Blueberries and white chocolate in a chewy brown sugar brownie? Oh, force me!
    YU-UM!!
    :)
    Valerie

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  45. Annaposted February 25, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Oh Sommer….I know exactly what you mean, I can’t wait for some sandals and dresses, but this weekend the weather will be pretty lousy over here in la, la, land. Blondies would do the trick for me too. It looks fantastic, loved the step by step pics.

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  46. Saraposted February 25, 2011 at 12:41 am

    wow! I’ve been seeing a lot of blondies recently but these ones seem like the ones I will have to make this weekend!

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  47. MaryMohposted February 25, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Mmmm….this just look too tempting. I love any dessert with blueberries. Would love to try. Thanks very much for sharing.

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  48. Lora @cakeduchessposted February 25, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I caved and bought some blueberries the other day. I have to bake something for the kids with blueberries and I think I will try your recipe instead of what I was going to make. Looks amazing, Sommer:)

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  49. Steph@stephsbitebybiteposted February 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I’m not gonna lie, your pictures have my mind in a haze right. I am in love with these yummy looking blondies

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  50. Sprinkled With Flourposted February 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Um…yes please! This is my kind of blondie, I’m definitely bookmarking this one. Beautiful photos too:)

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  51. Lolaposted February 25, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I’m copying this so I can make it this weekend.

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  52. Lizposted February 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    What a fabulous flavor combination…I think we’re all yearning for summer :)

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  53. Biren @ Roti n Riceposted February 26, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I can do with a slice of blondie right now. This weather is driving me crazy. It’s warm one day and cold the next. I am so ready for the spring.

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  54. Kulsum at JourneyKitchenposted February 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

    can I come live with you please? I really need such goodies in my life :-)

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  55. pigpigscornerposted February 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I’ve never had blondies, it’s always brownies. These look great with the blueberries!

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  56. Chef Dennisposted February 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    hi Sommer
    those bars look spectacular, I agree with you about using frozen berries when fresh are not available or just to pricey….now quite frankly I don’t care what kind of berries you use as long as you make them! I would love to give those gorgeous bars a try, the white chocolate is the perfect compliment to those berries…

    great taste of summer!
    Dennis

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  57. Kristenposted February 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Those are just luscious!!

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  58. 5 Star Foodieposted February 26, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I’m lately loving everything with blueberries and absolutely love the sound of these blondies, perfect with the white chocolate too, must make these for the family!

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  59. Christina of Form V Artisanposted February 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Nice!! I totally feel you on the sunshine withdrawal.

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  60. Sanura @ MyLifeRunsOnnFood.composted February 26, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    A great recipe to welcome Spring! I can’t wait for berry season to begin, especially strawberries. In Virginia, strawberry season is in March. In New York, they’re in season in late May to June, because sometimes it snows in April. Counting the weeks down… drum-roll!!!

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  61. Pachecopattyposted February 26, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks for bringing a little warmth my way with your lovely blueberry white chocolate blondies, wish I had one right now ;-)

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  62. Michelleposted February 26, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Sommer thank you for this lovely recipe,I can’t wait to make this …there is always frozen blueberries around here.

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  63. Lot-O-Chocposted February 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Im craving some warm weather at the minute too, its just so cold! I want sunshine!!
    Im sure these blueberry white chocolate blondies would help me feel more spring like too, they look amazingly delicious!

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  65. Joyposted February 28, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    These blondies look lovely.

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  66. Dmarieposted March 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    oh, MY, these look good. how do you keep coming up with so many good recipes? If I had these ingredients, I’d be marching into my kitchen right now to cook these! (will bookmark instead…these look like a great bar to cook/freeze)

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  67. Aprilposted March 2, 2011 at 2:26 am

    i made these last night…very nice..although I made a mistake on the baking time but that was totally my fault…I will try them again to get them right..however I still got asked for the recipe even though they were a mixture between gooey on the inside of the pan and hard on the outside (but that was my fault)

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  68. sweetlifeposted March 2, 2011 at 6:51 am

    oh i love blondies… we always have frozen beries on hand..hmm I have a bag of blackberries on hand, these would be perfect for sunday brunch!
    sweetlife

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  69. The Mixing Bowl Diaryposted March 3, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    wow, fantastic combination. I never would have thought to make blueberry blondies. And with white chocolate too! YUM.

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  70. This has been sitting up on my computer for almost a day. Finally, I’m printing it and planning on making it. I couldn’t handle it anymore. Just looks too incredible. :)

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  71. Chrisanposted March 7, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I still have frozen wild blueberries from this past summer. I’ll definitely have to use them up after seeing this! I might have to add macadamias…only because for some reason, I associate white chocolate with macadamias most of the time.

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  72. Stevieposted March 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I really like your step-by-step photos. I’ve never tried a blueberry blondie before but feel certain that I’d love them (probably too much and would gain back all that weight that I’ve been trying to lose!) I do hope that you went running carefree with the kids. They won’t want to do that with you when they’re older.

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  73. Heather at FarmgirlGourmetposted May 13, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Wow….seriously, what can I say that everyone else hasn’t already? They look amazing and I want to eat them RIGHT NOW! Where do you live? I’m coming over. :)

    Delicious!
    Heather

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  74. Vanderbilt Wifeposted May 14, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Yum!! Those look delicious.

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