Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Monday, 26th July 2010

I am so happy that I finally tried (with hesitation) this recipe for White Chocolate Brownies with Dark Chocolate Chips.  These gourmet brownies were an unexpected flavourful surprise.  I should have known you could never go wrong with any homemade brownie, be it white chocolate or dark chocolate.

The countdown is on, less than two weeks to go to my niece’s wedding.  Vera and her fiance were in town for the weekend and they popped by for a long, overdue visit.  It was great to see them both.  I have yet to meet a couple that were as calm as these two are so close to their wedding day.  Wish the same could be said about my brother.   He’s in a mad rush getting the house prepared for wedding day pictures, I’m thinking he should have started a little sooner.

A photo of 5 white chocolate brownies with dark chocolate chips stacked one above the other separated with pink sheets of paper sitting on a piece of white marble.

I am so excited and wish the day would just get here.  We have a huge family and quite a few are coming in from out of town, it’s going to be fantastic to see everyone.

I’ve started my baking already.  I want to have some treats tucked away so I have more time for visiting. Bars or squares are perfect, they are easy to make and they freeze beautifully and they are enjoyed by all.

A close up photo of a partially unwrapped bar of white chocolate.

I am sure you have all noticed I am a huge chocolate lover but rarely use white chocolate bars. Technically, white chocolate really isn’t chocolate because it doesn’t contain cocoa solids.  I have tried it in two recipes in the past (White Chocolate Pots de Creme and White Chocolate Mousse) and was pleasantly surprised with the taste of the desserts, both quickly became family favourites.

I thought I would venture out again and tackle the much loved brownie.  I was a little hesitant, wasn’t really sure how it was going to taste, would it be too sweet?  Yet again I was pleasantly surprised.

A photo of 2 white chocolate brownies with dark chocolate chips on a black plate.

The one thing I missed about preparing the regular dark Fudgy Chocolate Brownies was the ease of melting the chocolate.  You must be very careful when melting white chocolate, take care not to get even a speck of water in the bowl and pay careful mind to the temperature of the water.  If you’re not careful the white chocolate will split and you’ll have an oily, separated mess.  If this happens, take it off the heat and add a little butter or a little more chocolate and whisk to re-emulsify and hopefully you’ll be able to save the mixture.

A close up photo of 4 white chocolate brownies with dark chocolate chips.

Starting with a good-quality white chocolate (making sure cocoa butter is one of the first listed ingredients), will help ensure success.  I started by melting my butter first over barely simmering water, when it was halfway melted I added in half of the chocolate, using a spatula I constantly stirred the chocolate mixture and when it was almost completely melted I pulled it off the heat and added in the rest of the chocolate and continued to stir until it was smooth.

A photo of white chocolate brownies with dark chocolate chips displayed on a white cake plate with a blue ribbon.

White chocolate is intensely sweet, the recipe called for 1 cup of sugar, too much for my liking so I reduced it by half.  I may even try going to 1/4 cup next time.  I couldn’t go without adding a little rich, dark chocolate so I folded in some bitter-sweet chocolate chips.

Wow, end result, a delicious, fudgy brownie!

A photo of white chocolate brownies with dark chocolate chips stacked with piece of pink paper in between each brownie placed on a marble slap with a bouquet of pink roses set in behind stack.

A close up photo of 2 white chocolate brownies with dark chocolate chips placed on 2 mini white doilies sitting on a brown wooden placemat.

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Comments (28)

28 Responses to “White Chocolate Brownies with Dark Chocolate Chips”

  1. Ryan Says:

    That’s the thing about us guys, we leave organizing stuff to the last minute but I’m sure your brother will manage. These white brownies sound complicated but look so delicious. Good luck with the wedding Grace.

  2. Marly Says:

    Just beautiful! Love these pics and the recipe. It’s almost impossible to find white chocolate that’s vegan, but I’m going to keep trying!

  3. LeeYong Says:

    Wow! These looks amazing since I’m not a white chocolate lover… but my other half is.. So I must make these for her! Thank you for sharing these brownies!

    Happy Baking!

  4. SugarCooking Says:

    Wow, everything you make looks so good! I bet these would amazing with oreos mixed in!

  5. Grace Says:

    Thank you Ryan you’re probably right but he is scrambling right now, I think it’s hilarious, you’d think this was his 1st getting married and it’s his 3rd.

  6. Grace Says:

    Thanks Marly, Liana almost never touches any of the sweets, but she gave these a thumbs up!

  7. Grace Says:

    Thank you Lee

  8. Grace Says:

    Sarah, why didn’t I think of that, Matt would go nuts, he loves his oreos.

  9. Amanda Says:

    These look fantastic!

  10. Pam @ kitchen cookware set Says:

    I simply love the contrast of white chocolate brownies with dark chocolate chips! I have never seen or tried white chocolate brownies so this is so intriguing and now I have to make it soon!

  11. lynne Says:

    yummmy!! those look amazing!

  12. Grace Says:

    Thank you Lynne, the taste was a nice surprise, so delicious.

  13. Grace Says:

    Pam I think you will enjoy them, my daughter rarely eats sweets but she just loved these.

  14. shafriza Says:

    Hi Grace I am hoping to make this recipe in a day or two.. could you be kind enough to tell me how many pieces you were able to get out of this recipe? 15 or 20?

  15. Grace Says:

    Hello and so sorry I’ve been a little under the weather today and just checking my comments. It cuts into 12 squares but they are fairly large so I think you could probably get 15 out of the pan. Enjoy!

  16. Brianna Says:

    These are stunning!

  17. Lizzy Says:

    YUM! I love everything with white chocolate in it…and the dark chocolate chips will entice the rest of the family!

  18. Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen Says:

    These look delicious, I love the contrast of the white and dark chocolate. So pretty too!

  19. the coffee break Says:

    I love brownies and yours look irresistible!

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  21. Jenna Says:

    Thank you for this recipe. I wanted to make brownies but only had white chocolate. I added half a cup of coconut (because I love coconut) and they’re absolutely delicious.

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  23. Judy Says:

    The pictures for this recipe made my water. These brownies looked so good I had to try them. They came out great and I will be making them again…and again….and again! :) Thank you

  24. Andrea Says:

    I just made these and they are every bit good as they look!

  25. Shuning Says:

    Hi! I’m sorry but may I know if I can just use vanilla essence instead of pure vanilla extract? I can’t seem to find it at my area. Also, the cocoa level for the bitter sweet chocolate is? Because I only have 55.5% and 75.5%, can’t find pure “bitter-sweet chocolate chips” at anywhere :(

    Thanks so much!

  26. Grace Says:

    Good Morning Shuning, vanilla essence can most definitely be substituted for the pure extract. Not sure if you have a Costco near by but they stock a good sized bottle of pure extract for a reasonable price. And the bittersweet chips that I used are 60%. If Ghirardelli chocolate is available in your area they carry 60% bittersweet chocolate chips. The 55.5% chips you have will work perfectly.

  27. Dannette Says:

    Hi. I followed this recipe tonight, and I really loved the outcome. For me, it’s a little too much of the chocolate chips. Half a cup would have been plenty. And I went with about 3/4 cup sugar. But, very, very good. I’d had a recipe for white choc brownies years ago and lost track of it. This one works great. Thanks.

  28. Grace Says:

    Hi Dannette very happy you enjoyed the brownies, I’ve been guilty of adding too many chips on occasion must be the Chocolate lover in me. I have to learn how to use restraint.

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