Strawberry Blondie Bars


Strawberry Jam

  • 2 cups chopped fresh Foxy Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Strawberry Blondies

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Strawberry Jam: In small heavy-bottomed saucepan set over medium heat, combine sugar and 1 tbsp water. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute or until sugar has dissolved. Stir in chopped strawberries; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes or until strawberries break down and mixture starts to thicken. Remove from heat and mash with fork. Let cool completely; set aside.
  2. Strawberry Blondies: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper so that paper overhangs the edges for easy removal; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, stir together brown sugar and melted butter until moistened. Add in egg, egg yolk, flour, cornstarch, salt and baking powder. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth top. Using a tablespoon measure, make 9 equal indentations into batter. Dollop 1 tablespoon of Strawberry Jam into each indentation. Using a teaspoon measure, swirl jam into batter.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until tester inserted into center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Let cool completely on wire rack.

Tip: Strawberry Glaze: In food processor or blender, combine 2 cups sifted icing sugar, 2 tsp Strawberry Jam and four fresh strawberries. Pulse for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is smooth. Using a piping bag fitted with an open circular tip, drizzle glaze over blondies (alternatively, use a spatula to spread glaze over blondies). Let stand for 1 to 2 hours or until glaze is hardened and set. Cut into bars.