Scrumptious bars filled with nuts and chocolate chips. These blondies are simple to whip up and quick to bake.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Generously coat a 9 by 13-inch pan with cooking spray, oil, or butter.
Lightly beat the eggs in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Add the brown sugar and vanilla. Beat those ingredients together, beginning at low speed then working up to medium speed, until they are well combined.
Whisk the flour and baking soda together, then add them to the egg/brown sugar/vanilla mixture and beat again until well combined. If needed, scrape the sides of the bowl once or twice.
Add the nuts and beat at low speed or mix by hand just until combined, then add the chocolate chips or chunks and mix again.
The final mixture is thick. Spoon it into the pan and even out the top with a knife, making sure that the batter is in the corners and relatively smooth on the top.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the blondies are turning golden and beginning to come away from the sides of the pan. Cool them in the pan. Cut once completely cooled. They are quite sweet, so pieces should be no larger than 3 x 4-inches (12 to a pan) and smaller if you prefer.