Macadamia Nut Blondies

Macadamia Nut Blondies have buttery sweetness and a nutty crunch! The rich vanilla flavor and a perfect fudgy consistency makes these blondies completely irresistible.

Move over, brownies. There’s another dessert bar ready to step into the limelight! Try our butterscotch blondies next!

Macadamia Nut Blondies: delicious chewy blondies with a nutty crunch. Melt in your mouth!!

What are Blondies

Blondies are thick sweet dessert bars with a vanilla flavor. Some people call them “blonde brownies” because the shape and texture resembles its fudgy chocolate sibling.

But blondies are so much more than just brownies without cocoa powder! They have a rich flavor all on their own with lots of vanilla and brown sugar.

Macadamia nuts and white chocolate make the perfect additions to these beautifully simple blondies. The nuts add a satisfying crunch to the chewy bars and the white chocolate chips deliver melt-in-your-mouth sweetness.

You have to give these Macadamia Nut Blondies a taste and find out for yourself how delicious a blondie can be.

Ingredient Notes

Vanilla extract. Use my homemade vanilla extract for best flavor. A good quality vanilla can take an “okay” blondie and make it amazing!

White chocolate morsels. Or substitute white chocolate chunks.

Macadamia nuts. Chopped into bite size pieces.

Easy Instructions

Blondies start by beating brown sugar with butter. Add an egg, the vanilla, then salt and flour.

Fold in the white chocolate chips along with the nuts. Spread the batter into a parchment lined square baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.

The center of the blondies may look a bit soft. That’s okay! They’ll continue solidifying as they cool.

Let the blondies cool completely before slicing into bars.

Macadamia Nut Blondies: delicious chewy blondies with a nutty crunch. Melt in your mouth!!

Tips and Tricks

  • Variations: Swap out the macadamia nuts for walnuts and use semi-sweet chocolate chips for a delicious walnut blondie. Or add toffee bits for another tasty flavor twist.
  • Storing: Transfer cooled blondies to an airtight container. Enjoy within 5 days for best flavor.
  • Do not overbake. The center should be soft but not runny when the blondies are done baking. Overbaked blondies will be more crumbly and cookie-like, instead of chewy.

Recipe FAQs

What’s the difference between a blondie and a cookie?

Blondies are a type of cookie bar that’s softer and denser than regular cookies. Macadamia Nut Blondies have less flour and a chewiness that I find is more similar to a brownie in consistency than my chocolate macadamia cookies.

What pan do I need to make blondies?

I use an 8-inch (or 9-inch) square baking dish to make homemade blondies.

Can you freeze blondies?

Yes, blondies hold up well to freezing! Place cooled and sliced blondie bars in freezer bags with a layer of wax paper between them. Store in the freezer and enjoy within 3 months.

Can I make blondies with dark brown sugar?

You could substitute dark brown sugar, but it will give the blondies a more molasses flavor and darker color. The light brown sugar is the perfect complement to the vanilla and butter flavors.

Macadamia Nut Blondies: delicious chewy blondies with a nutty crunch. Melt in your mouth!!

More Easy Dessert Recipes

Yield: 25 bars

Macadamia Nut Blondies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Macadamia Nut Blondies have buttery sweetness and a nutty crunch! The rich vanilla flavor and a perfect fudgy consistency makes these blondies completely irresistible.


  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white chocolate morsels
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, blend the brown sugar with butter. Add in egg and vanilla, stir until combined. Add in salt and flour, mixing until well blended. Fold in white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
  3. Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Once cooled, slice and enjoy. Store in an airtight container at room temp for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Whether you’re a long time blondie aficionado or new to these delicious bars, you’ll love this easy recipe for the BEST White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies!

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Posted on July 8, 2015

Comments & Reviews

  1. I made these today, came out PERFECT. Recipe was simple, one bowl, very little mess. I actually doubled the recipe and used a 13×9 baking pan; I also added 1/2 toffee bits – Oh My Goodness, so yummy ! Thank you !

        1. This is such a yum recipe and you can use gluten free self raising flour and salted cashews…..try it its amazing

  2. These are a must make bar cookie! I’m starting to love blondies more than brownies—and with white chocolate and macadamia nuts? Heaven.

  3. Loving all your Hawaii inspired recipes! These Macadamia Nut Blondies look amazing! These wouldn’t last a minute in our house.

  4. This, hands down, is my favorite blondie recipe. I love that you incorporated the underrated macadamia nut-white chocolate flavor combination!

  5. These blondies look incredible! I have such a weakness for macadamia nuts and white chocolate! A batch of these would not last long at our house!

  6. Oh boy, I wish I could grab one of these right now! I have serious cravings! I adore macadamias, they have got to be the best nut and surrounded by the caramel heaven that is blondies? Sounds wonderful to me! 

  7. Oh my gosh yes. I can’t quit Hawaii. NOT AT ALL, especially not in what I want to make!! These would disappear – FAST.

  8. I recently made macadamia nut blondies too! Great minds certainly think alike, because these look and sound fabulous! 

  9. These look so delicious!! I love a good white chocolate macadamia nut cookie so I know I’ll love these!!

  10. I love macadamia nuts! I want one of these blondies for an afternoon treat. I will imagine myself in Hawaii while I eat them 🙂

  11. These blondies sound amazing! Wish I could have a few with my coffee! Hope your enjoying watching your Tour De France too. 🙂 

  12. These blondies sound fabulous – love macadamia nuts! I’m also a big fan of watching any sport, even bike racing. I’m that girl that dvr’s all the Olympic events too, yes even curling. Haha

  13. Pretty sure I would devour these blondies any time of the day as I am full on lover of anything macadamia nuts! They are the only cookie I can’t turn down!

  14. I actually have a bag of macadamia nuts in the cupboard that I have been hoarding for the right recipe.  Blondies always get me!  I definitely need a pan of these in my life this week.  Not for bike watching though…

  15. I wouldn’t want to let Hawaii go, either. You hold on, Aimee!
    I’ve never watched Tour de France. Now I kind of want to!
    And I definitely want to eat these blondies. They look the perfect amount of chewy!

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