Funfetti Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars

Soft and chewy homemade blondie bars, studded with chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles.

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

I’m not really a big fan of birthdays. Or at least my own. But since my oldest has been saying I’m 26… well, happy 27th birthday to me (tomorrow). I’ll tell you a little secret… I’m not really 26. But that can be our little secret, right?

I’d like to think the reason I don’t enjoy birthdays is the idea of growing old and my fears that go along with that. Missing things in the future. I’m sure I’m not alone there. And I certainly don’t want to live forever because that would be kind of weird and creepy. Have you ever noticed how vampires in shows are rarely over the age range of 20-30? Sure, in some of the movies the ancient vampires are really old but everyone else is young, turned in their prime. If I’m going to be a vampire, we’ll need to find a time machine first. Mk?

Moving past getting old and vampires… because that’s not very festive of me…

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

I wanted to celebrate with sprinkles. Because sprinkles scream happiness and parties to me. They were made to make people happy… like puppies, kittens, flowers and balloons. Speaking of which… I might totally treat myself to a colorful bouquet. I kept avoiding bringing flowers into the house because I suspected at least one of our cats would find them to be a great snack. After buying a cheap bouquet of flowers a few weeks ago, I may have proved that theory wrong but another trial will have to take place to be sure. Maybe they prefer ribbon, plastic bags and toilet paper over flowers? Who knows! Our cats are weird so it’s totally possible.

Anyway… sprinkles! These bars are seriously the best chocolate chip blondie bars I’ve ever had. The perfect level of soft and chewy, paired with lots of semi-sweet chocolate chips and not to be forgotten… rainbow sprinkles! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, that the sun is finally out, or just because the day ends in Y… you need these in your life. They’re quick to mix up and quick to bake! I bet you even have all of the ingredients on hand needed to make them right now!

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com
 

Yield: 1: 9x13 pan

Prep Time: 10 minues

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars

Soft and chewy homemade blondie bars, studded with chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles.

Ingredients:

1C unsalted butter, softened
1C granulated sugar
1C light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 1/2C all purpose flour
3/4C rainbow sprinkles
1 1/4C semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease the sides of a 9x13 baking pan and line with parchment paper, leaving extra overhang to grab with later.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat butter until fluffy. Add sugars and cream together with butter. Mix in eggs and vanilla, followed by salt, baking powder and flour. Mix, increasing speed as needed, until batter is smooth and no streaks remain. With mixer running on low, add sprinkles, mixing until just dispersed. Mix in chocolate chips by hand.

Press batter into prepared pan, creating an even layer. Lightly grease hands if needed to prevent sticking or use a butter wrapper.

Bake for 25 minutes or until edges are just golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Remove blondies by grabbing parchment overhang. Place on a cutting board to cut into desired sizes. Store in an airtight container.

Baked by Rachel original

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66 Responses to “Funfetti Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars”

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — March 13, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Happy early birthday to you! Sprinkles are always the way to go to celebrate!!

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:19 pm

      Thanks so much Marie! :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — March 13, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Happy early birthday, friend! Rachel, I’m going nuts over these blondies. Sprinkles and chocolate chips are the BEST way to celebrate. And of course, a glitter candle on top. Have fun celebrating!

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:20 pm

      Sprinkles, glitter and chocolate – a girls best friend lol :) Thanks Sally!

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    Ali @ Inspiralized — March 13, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Holy moly, these are a dream come true.

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:20 pm

      Thanks Ali :)

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    amanda @ fake ginger — March 13, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Happy early birthday! My birthday is months away but I keep thinking I’m turning 30 instead of 29. Birthdays are weird when you’re old.

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

      Oh my gosh!! Well enjoy your 29th when it finally gets here – no thinking you’re older!! :)

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — March 13, 2014 at 9:02 am

    happy early birthday!

    (check the mail today)

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

      You are SO sweet!! Thank you for the fun surprise :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — March 13, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Happy early birthday! These seem like the perfect treat to ease in another birthday:-)

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

      Thanks Lauren! :)

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    Karly — March 13, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Happy early Birthday! I think these bars are the perfect way to celebrate!

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

      Thanks Karly!! :)

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    Trevor aka The Burger Nerd — March 13, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Amazing, delicious looking Blondies and the sprinkles totally create a fun, festive feel to them. Thanks for sharing the recipe. And btw…

    …Happy Birthday and never let anyone tell you that you can’t have as many 26th B-days as you want! :)

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

      Haha! I like the way you think. 26 forever?! :)

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — March 13, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Happy almost birthday! Now this is the way to celebrate any birthday at any age. I puffy heart blondies! And with sprinkles and chocolate chips…yes, please!

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

      Yay! Thanks so much Jocelyn :)

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — March 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Happy early birthday! I actually enjoy celebrating birthdays, whether they are mine or someone elses. Mostly because it’s an excuse to pig out, eat lots of dessert, and spend time with friends. These blondies would definitely fit the bill.

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

      So true!! I plan on eating some of my favorites this weekend… I’ll probably regret it but whatever, right? :)

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    Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — March 13, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Happy almost birthday! Love this blondies!

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

      Thanks Anna! :)

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    Ilona @ Ilona's Passion — March 13, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    These bars are amazing, I just love them just looking at them:)

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

      Thanks Ilona :)

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — March 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Love that you have chocolate chips AND sprinkles! I bet they taste fantastic. Happy early birthday!

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:23 pm

      Thanks so much Leah! :)

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — March 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    happy early birthday to you :) I am a March baby too..just celebrated my 24th last week (sshh its 27th actually no one has to know that)..

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:24 pm

      hahaha well happy belated 24th ;) your secret is save with me (and whoever else reads this)

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — March 13, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Happy Birthday! Everthing is better with sprinkles!

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 5:24 pm

      Thanks Laura! :)

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — March 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    gah, seriously! that first picture is making me so hungry – love blondies!!

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

      haha I’ve done my job then :) Thanks Angelyn!

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — March 13, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Happy (early) Birthday!! What is it about rainbow sprinkles that makes any baked goods more festive?! These look so soft and chewy!

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

      Thanks so much Lindsey :) That’s exactly how I feel (def more happy and festive)

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — March 13, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Happy early birthday! These blondies look amazing and I love the sprinkles in them!

    • Rachel — March 13th, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

      Thanks so much Chloe! :)

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    Shaina — March 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Sprinkles are the best way to celebrate :) Happy Birthday!

    • Rachel — March 14th, 2014 @ 7:27 am

      Thanks Shaina :)

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    Tieghan — March 13, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Happy early B-day!! Hoping someone does something for you! BUT these blondies are an awesome way to celebrate! Oh and I am not a fan of my birthday either.

    • Rachel — March 14th, 2014 @ 7:27 am

      Thanks Tieghan :)

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    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen — March 14, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Happy early Birthday!! Chocolate and sprinkles sounds like a good day to me!! :)

    • Rachel — March 14th, 2014 @ 7:27 am

      Thanks Elizabeth :)

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    Werona — March 14, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Happy Birthday! These look delicious. I think my daughter would be ecstatic to get these for her birthday. Enjoy the blondies and your day!

    • Rachel — March 14th, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

      Thanks so much :)

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    Kristen — March 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Happy Birthday, Rachel!!! I love the addition of sprinkles to your blondies. :P

    • Rachel — March 14th, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

      Thank you Kristen!! :)

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    Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living — March 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    I feel the same way about getting older. It’s as scary as it is inevitable. But this recipe looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it!

    • Rachel — March 14th, 2014 @ 8:05 pm

      Thanks Tess!

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    Jackie {The Beeroness} — March 14, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Happy birthday! And I never know if my birthday is going to freak me out or not until the day of. Sometimes I’m fine and sometimes I want to scream “HOW DID I GET THIS AGE ALREADY?!”

    • Rachel — March 14th, 2014 @ 8:04 pm

      Thanks so much Jackie! And seriously – how on earth?! I swear I was only in high school yesterday (okay not really lol) :)

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    Danae @ reciperunner — March 14, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Aww yes flowers and cats, definitely not a good combination, usually results in petals everywhere and a puking cat. Sprinkles however are a wonderful way to celebrate birthdays, so happy and colorful, especially when you put them in amazing looking bars like these! Happy Birthday!

    • Rachel — March 14th, 2014 @ 8:04 pm

      Thanks Danae! And I didn’t get to test the flowers out again – they were all ugly at the store… maybe another time. :)

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    Melissa — March 14, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Rachel! Hope you have a wonderful day. I love the way you photographed these blondies- so pretty!

    • Rachel — March 14th, 2014 @ 8:03 pm

      Thanks Melissa! :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — March 15, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Happy birthday! I hope you get to a movie this week ;)

    • Rachel — March 15th, 2014 @ 9:13 am

      Thank you!! :) And that’s the plan but we know how plans sometimes go lol

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    Marye Audet — March 15, 2014 at 10:28 am

    We are sprinkle addicts here – I love the way these look. Happy birthday!

    • Rachel — March 15th, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

      Thanks so much!! :)

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    Stephanie — March 16, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Happy Birthday! I think I would eat the entire pan!

    • Rachel — March 16th, 2014 @ 8:05 am

      Thanks Stephanie! :)

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    dina — March 17, 2014 at 9:45 am

    these are so fun and yummy!

    • Rachel — March 17th, 2014 @ 3:17 pm

      Thanks Dina :)

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — March 29, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I like to pretend my birthday doesn’t exist, too. I do like having an excuse to eat sweets all day, though. These are so cute.

    • Rachel — March 30th, 2014 @ 8:15 am

      Thanks Renee!

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    Ilona — April 12, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I made it for my son’s birthday today. These blondies are so good! After 25min they were slightly underbaked, but still delicious :) Will bake them again, maybe for my own birthday ;)

    • Rachel — April 13th, 2014 @ 9:15 am

      So glad you enjoyed them! :) And happy birthday to your son!

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