Slideshow: Take a Break From Brownies With These 8 Great Recipes for Blondies

Bourbon Blondies with Walnuts
Bourbon Blondies with Walnuts

We're big fans of boozy baking, so these walnut brownies hit the spot. The caramel notes of the bourbon bring out the sweetness of the vanilla crumb.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Cara Cara Orange Marmalade Blondies with Chocolate Chips
Cara Cara Orange Marmalade Blondies with Chocolate Chips

These quick and easy blondies are studded with chocolate chips and pockets of gooey orange marmalade. We make them with our homemade Cara Cara Orange Marmalade, but you can also use store-bought.

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[Photograph: Lucy Baker]

Cherry-Honey Blondies with Marcona Almonds
Cherry-Honey Blondies with Marcona Almonds

These blondies have a crumb that is more pillowy and cake-like than chewy, making them almost a cousin of cake. They taste of honey, vanilla, and cherries, with the occasional crunch of salted almonds. With actual cherries and almonds coming into the markets, they're a perfect dish for spring.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Brown Butter Blondies
Brown Butter Blondies

Adding brown butter to traditional blondies is an easy way to increase their caramel flavor and create a delicious twist on the treat.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

By Cracky Bars
By Cracky Bars

For those who can't bear to choose between a blondie and a brownie, there's a dessert that perfectly marries the two: the By Cracky bar.

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[Photograph: Pam Parilla]

Peanut Butter Reese's Pieces Blondies
Peanut Butter Reese's Pieces Blondies

Texturally, these are the blondie equivalent of fudgy brownies. And smothered with heaps of Reese's Pieces candies on top, they're a festive addition to any party.

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[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]