White Chocolate Lemon Blondies

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These White Chocolate Lemon Blondies are ridiculously amazing! So easy and delicious! My new favorite!

I am going to tell you that these bars are ridiculous.

Honestly one of my new favorites…which is annoying because I feel like I have been saying that a lot lately…


Like if everything is a favorite then nothing’s a favorite, I mean right?

You can’t favorite EVERYTHING!


So sorry about this.

They are.

A new favorite.


Maybe my most favorite…I mean for today.

The unfortunate thing about these bars, though, is that no one else who resides in my home likes lemon baked stuff.

But they DO, however like lemonade.  And lemon candy.  And, oh yeah, raw lemons.

Which basically makes no sense.



Except here’s the even MORE annoying thing.

I don’t like lemonade.  Or lemon candy.  Or even lemons, really.

But baked goods with lemon?  BRANG IT!


So basically my family and I are all backwards lemon weirdos.


Anyway.  These bars rocked my Sunday afternoon.


White Chocolate Lemon Blondies.

White Chocolate Lemon Blondies | www.cookiesandcups.com | #blondies #whitechocolate #lemonThey go together with just a few steps.

Love a completely non-complicated dessert!


Just make your batter and add in some white chocolate…

 photo IMG_3494_zps4f6f62d2.jpgSpread about half of it in a lined pan…

 photo IMG_3495_zps2621d66f.jpgThen grab a whole jar of lemon curd.

But why oh why do they call it curd.  It’s annoying and gross sounding.


But it’s delicious.

 photo IMG_3501_zps996ac8ea.jpgDrop that by tablespooons all over…

 photo IMG_3508_zps897592b1.jpgSee?

 photo IMG_3510_zps9cf452e4.jpg


The whole jar, guys.


 photo IMG_3532_zpse17cc06a.jpgThen smear the rest of the dough all over the top.

 photo IMG_3517_zps382208e1.jpgAnd give it a swirly.

 photo IMG_3526_zps27e4e9a5.jpgThen bake it up.

Let it cool completely before cutting into squares…or even removing it from the pan.

All that curd in there makes it loosey-goosey.  So be patient.

 photo IMG_3587_zpsbd999810.jpgThen finally…yes!

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White Chocolate Lemon Blondies
makes 20-25 bars
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1, 10 oz jar lemon curd
  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Line a 9x9 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer combine butter and both sugars. Cream together for 4 minutes until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  5. Turn mixer to low and mix in flour, baking powder and salt until just combined.
  6. Stir in white chocolate chips.
  7. Spread half of the dough into prepared pan.
  8. Top with lemon curd, dropping by the tablespoon equally over dough.
  9. Spread remaining dough on top of the lemon curd evenly.
  10. With a knife, swirl the dough and lemon curd together.
  11. Bake for 30-35 minutes until edges are golden and bars are just set up. Don't over-bake.
  12. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool.
  13. When ready to cut into squares, remove bars from pan by lifting foil.


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49 Comments on "White Chocolate Lemon Blondies"


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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
August 25, 2013 8:03 pm

White chocolate and lemon are fabulous together! Loving this recipe!

jenny Flake
August 25, 2013 8:35 pm

Oh girl these are so gorgeous!! Drooling over here 🙂

Averie @ Averie Cooks
August 25, 2013 8:55 pm

I love white choc chip blondies! I make them usually with coconut. I would LOVE the addition of lemon. I love those big hunks of curd before you swirled them. MMMmmmm! 🙂

Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

Oh wow these look amazing! I hate when my taste in desserts don’t align with my fiance’s, but then I remember…More for me! You must have the patience of a saint because there is no way I would have been able to let those cool all the way before cutting a slice!

August 25, 2013 9:26 pm

What I don’t get is how you get 25 bars out of a 9×9 pan! They must be teeny tiny…or is that the point?

Sarah | The Sugar Hit
August 25, 2013 9:59 pm

I LOVE some lemon up in my baked goods. These look awesome!

August 25, 2013 10:01 pm

I know what you mean, I have a new favorite everyday. Cooking/baking everyday requires A LOT of favorites!

These bars are insane! I love the white chocolate and the lemon together. That sounds like a dreamy combo!

August 25, 2013 10:25 pm

I’m fairly certain the.boy shares your kid’s taste buds…because he feels similarly about lemon desserts even though I’m passionate about them! But…who says I’d share these with him anyway. Yum. Happening.

Kristin @ Bake Something
August 25, 2013 10:29 pm

Oh wow these look amazing! I love lemon cake so I bet these rock. Gonna have to try these!

August 25, 2013 10:49 pm

Seriously? My two favorite flavors, lemon & white chocolate, together in a rich blondie? YOU are my favorite 🙂

Jamie @lifelovelemons
August 26, 2013 10:06 am

Never would have thought to try this flavor combination, but it sounds fabulous!! Definitely adding it to my to-try list!

August 26, 2013 10:16 am

This looks great, 1.2 cup granulated sugar? Is it 1 1/2 cups?

Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent
August 26, 2013 10:39 am

I love any white chocolate and lemon combination… so yummy! Definitely going to have try these 🙂

Jen @ Jen
August 26, 2013 11:17 am

Lemon curd in brownies… you continue to amaze me! It sounds wonderful!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective
August 26, 2013 11:23 am

These sound totally amazing!! Must make these soon! 🙂

August 26, 2013 12:42 pm

These look great! In the recipe it states 1.2 cup granulated sugar. Is it 1/2 cup? Thank you.

August 26, 2013 2:36 pm

How much granulated sugar?

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
August 26, 2013 2:43 pm

Love the simple ingredients. I need these in my life!! 🙂

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

I am blondie obsessed, and these are amazing! Never would have thought of the lemon twist!

Rosie Slate
Rosie Slate
August 26, 2013 2:53 pm

Sorry to sound so blonde but did you mean to say 1/2 C. sugar? I WASN’T SURE WHAT 1.2 SUGAR meant. Can’t wait to make them. I just wanted to verify how much sugar.

Laura Dembowski
August 26, 2013 3:24 pm

Oh man, I’d like the whole pan, please! Adding lemon curd is a brilliant idea!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
August 26, 2013 5:50 pm

Ohmagahhhhh I love lemon bars and lemon baked goods…just serve these up and I’m done! I want these! And I could eat lemon curd with a spoon. So good.

August 26, 2013 6:04 pm

I was @ a Brit goods shoppe Saturday and almost pick up a jar of Robinson’s curd.
Now I have to go back. 😉

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
August 26, 2013 8:03 pm

This is so unique! I’d never think to pair lemon and white chocolate. Definitely making this soon 🙂

August 26, 2013 9:36 pm

You had me at lemon curd! Can’t wait to try these soon!

Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper
August 26, 2013 10:59 pm

These sound so good! Lucky for me, everyone in my family likes lemony baked goods.

Renee @ Awesome on $20
August 27, 2013 1:48 am

I was all, “ooh, these sound really good,” and then I saw you put in a whole jar of lemon curd, and I died. I cannot wait to try these. They look amazing.

Betsy @JavaCupcake
August 27, 2013 4:55 am

White chocolate & lemon is one of my favorite combinations! And these…. with all that lemon curd. HOLY COW!!! YUM!

August 27, 2013 8:11 am

I cannot wait to make these!! One of my favorite food combo’s is lemon and white chocolate together! These could easily be a favorite of mine too!

Annie @ Annie
August 27, 2013 1:41 pm

Loving these!! I adore lemon curd and can’t even begin to imagine how good it must be in these blondies!

Side note – I made your Nutella butter bars last week, but with Biscoff – they were AMAZING!! Everyone loved them 🙂

Devour Catering
August 28, 2013 2:22 am

wow, they look delicious

September 1, 2013 1:31 am

White choco blondies are definitely the best–looks like you’ve still got some summer zest in you, which I love (autumn = too soon! Or I’m in denial). Thank you for sharing this–totally going into my to-do folder!

September 4, 2013 8:10 am

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September 4, 2013 1:02 pm

I just made these bars but substituted lemon pie filling for lemon curd because I couldn’t find any lemon curd at the local store. They were good, but I’m sure they would have been better with the curd. :/

September 10, 2013 3:39 pm

I never had lemon curd but I’ve stocked up now as I think these are going to be my favorite bars as soon as I make them once!

Tracy | Peanutbutter and onion
September 12, 2013 10:39 am

You have me at lemon!

September 12, 2013 10:49 am

Seriously delicious! They look so moist and almost fudge-like. I bet they’d be good with lime curd, too!

October 19, 2013 10:55 pm

Hi. I just want to ask, is there a substitute for lemon curd? Since its kinda hard to find that all the way here in PI.

Thanks 😀

July 1, 2014 4:41 pm

Hi – I made these last night and they turned out just like your picture, and taste delicious! The curd is still fairly gooey, though – is that how they’re supposed to be? Yum yum!


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April 22, 2016 11:04 am

I made some raspberry curd and used it in the recipe. I am here to tell you that if the result were a person, I would have cheated on my husband with it. SO EFFIN GOOD.