White Chocolate Brownies

A simple, 5-ingredient recipe for a brownie made with white chocolate.

Source: Adapted from Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Yield: about 12 small brownies

I am always looking for excuses to make new recipes that I have never tried before.  This one appealed to me, partly because they are so pretty and simple and white, but mostly because of the ingredient list.  I can’t remember the last time I made a dessert with so few ingredients!  (There are only 5 in this one!)  Plus, and this is just a personal thing, I don’t mind having an excuse to buy white chocolate candy melts.  Presently, I have both chocolate and [tooltip text=”I prefer the candy melts to the white chocolate chips. For some reason, when you melt the chips they get kind of wonky and hard to work with.”]white chocolate candy melts[/tooltip] in my pantry.  The possibilities are endless!

I was a little disappointed that my brownies did not turn out looking as lovely as they did on the Chocolate Brownie site.  They still tasted good, though, so it’s hard to complain about that.  The site gave half the ingredients in grams, and the other half in cups, so I had to do a little digging and guessing to work out the right amounts for myself.

I melted the butter and white chocolate together in a glass bowl in the microwave.  Always do this in 30-second intervals, stirring between each.  Mine took about 3 of these 30-second shots to get completely melted.  Then I added my brown sugar, eggs, and flour right to the same bowl.  This makes for very easy cleanup, which I don’t mind telling you is a big attraction for me!!

It does make a pretty small batch.  I didn’t think it would really fit in my 9×13 pan, so I poured it into a 7×11 glass pan for baking.  I cut them into 12 small-ish brownies.

The flavor is pretty thick with white chocolate.  I think these would be wonderful with some kind of topping on them as well.  Consider sprinkling the top with chocolate chips, or nuts, or peppermint candies.  They would also be delicious with a fresh, fruity ice cream!  Yum!

White Chocolate Brownies
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A recipe for a white chocolate brownie made with just 5 ingredients.
Recipe type: Cakes & Brownies
Serves: 12
  • ½ cup butter
  • about ½ lb. white chocolate candy melts
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1¼ cups flour
  1. Place butter and white chocolate in a microwave-safe dish and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted.
  2. Allow to cool for a minute before adding egg and stirring.
  3. Add brown sugar and flour, and mix to combine.
  4. Pour into greased 11x7 (or comparable size) pan. Bake at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes. Edges will be brown and center should be set.
  5. Allow to cool before cutting.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

White Chocolate Lemon Cake from Sugar Pies

White Chocolate No-Bake Cheesecake from Sprinkle Bakes

White Chocolate Coconut Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies

5 thoughts on “White Chocolate Brownies

  1. Andrea

    These look yummy! If you need taste-testers, I am sure your piano students would be happy to taste!! Or if you need more advanced tastebuds, their mother would happily offer an opinion!!

  2. Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking

    Oh Jen, these look so good and crumbly yet moist. And the amount of white chocolate melts you used must be yumirific!

    I don’t have any white chocolate melts but I’m assuming that it can be substituted for actual white chocolate? Nom.

  3. Jen Post author

    I’ve never tried it that way, but I don’t see why not. I just don’t like using the white chocolate chips, because they don’t melt very well. The texture gets weird when you nuke them!

  4. Ruthie Gray

    Definitely trying these!!! My girls love white chocolate and this looks very simple. Your blog has a great look to it, thanks for the comment on my Chocolate Cheesecake Bites 🙂 Following you on Pinterest also! ~Ruthie


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