This is a great recipe from Baking Bites. I’d link but Google seems to think there is a virus on that site. Boo! I have the recipe in email so I will post it below. I veganized it with margarine and egg replacer. Instead of cherries I added cranberries since I was out of dried cherries. The husband loved these. I really liked the pistachios in them, it was a nice flavor mix. Again, not my recipe, but the blog is down and you really need to make them. I made a half batch in an 8×8 pan. Worked perfectly.
Chocolate Chip Blondies with Pistachios and Cherries
3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
2/3 cup toasted pistachios
2/3 cup dried cherries (chopped, if large)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish or line with aluminum foil.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together butter and sugars. Beat in eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla extract. Stir in flour and salt, mixing just until no streaks of flour remain, then stir in chocolate chips, pistachios and dried cherries. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
Bake for about 27-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with only few moist crumbs attached and the top is a light golden brown.
Cool in the pan on a wire rack before slicing.
Makes about 30 blondies.