Blondie Bars {Red, White and Blue!}

These red, white and blue blondie bars make the perfect summer dessert or snack. Pair with your favorite ice cream for the perfect savory sweet 4th of July treat or for any time of year!

creamy rich blondie bars
These easy-to-make blondies are always a hit

Every 4th of July, I make these awesome blondies and red, white and blue cookies to celebrate.

Ingredients needed

For this recipe, you’ll need: 

  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • light brown sugar
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (optional)
  • all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons red, white, and blue sprinkles, divided
  • chopped white chocolate
stacked blondie bars for 4th of July dessert
white chocolate chunks are so yummy

How to add the sprinkles

Sprinkles will be added last to this recipe so they keep their brilliant colors while baking.

vanilla ice cream on top of blondie bars
the perfect summer dessert

Can I freeze blondies? 

Yes, make ahead for that perfect picnic or potluck! 

You may freeze these ahead of time, but don’t add the frosting prior to freezing.

Thaw unfrosted blondies in the refrigerator for a day or two prior to frosting and serving.

festive white icing on blondie bars
icing is so cute on these blondies

Ideas for other holiday sprinkles

Pink, green and yellow for Easter

Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Black and Orange for Halloween 

Green and Red for Christmas / Holiday celebrations

Rainbow sprinkles for any celebration

adding sprinkles to blondie batter
sprinkles are added last

What can I substitute for sprinkles? 

If you don’t have sprinkles on hand, try chocolate chips, m&ms, or candy bar chunks for easy blondies.

Or, try red/white/blue dried berries (I used these in my oatmeal cookies and they’re delicious). For Thanksgiving, I even make pumpkin blondies.

blondies with parchment paper
criss-cross parchment for an easy lift

Cooking Tips: 

  • Preheat your oven first (350 degrees F) 
  • I recommend using an 8×8 pan, lined with parchment paper.
  • Criss-cross parchment paper for easy lift after baking.
  • They’ll puff up and turn light brown on the outside when ready. 
  • Careful not to over-bake, as it will harden the edges.
blondies on a drying rack
dry blondies on a cooling rack

Storage

Blondies are best stored at room temperature in an air-tight container. 

How long will blondies keep?

Blondies (blond brownies) will keep for up to a week. 

Additions to this recipe 

For chunky blondies, try adding macadamia nuts or walnuts.

For decadent blondies, try adding salted caramel and chocolate instead of sprinkles.

vanilla ice cream on top of blondie bars
blondies are perfect with a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream

What sides go with blondies?

Blondies, like brownies, are best served with a tall glass of milk or almond milk.

Or, try a scoop of your favorite ice cream atop a warm blondie. 

blondie bars cut into pieces
gooey goodness

What are things I can make with leftover blondies?

I doubt you’ll have leftovers of this recipe, but if you do, here’s some great ways to use leftover blondie bars: 

  • Crumbled over ice cream
  • Ball them up and make cake pops from leftovers
red white and blue blondie bars with ice cream

Red, White and Blue Blondies

These red, white and blue blondie bars make the perfect patriotic dessert for the 4th of July or any gathering. Try these gooey bars with ice cream!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 203 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line an 8 by 8-inch baking pan with 2 sheets of parchment paper so it hangs over all 4 sides.
  • Whisk together the melted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Whisk in the egg, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean paste. Add the flour and salt, and whisk to combine. Stir in 5 tablespoons sprinkles and the white chocolate.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon sprinkles on top. Bake until the blondies puff up and are light golden along the outside, about 25 minutes, being careful not to overbake.
  • Let the blondies cool completely in the pan before removing and cutting.
  • Store leftover blondies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 56mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 293IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 4th of July, blond brownies, blondies, dessert, patriotic
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