No matter how many French macarons or buttercream cupcakes you try (and swoon over), nothing can take the special place in our hearts when it comes to brownies. While brownies require no actual pastry-baking skills -- 5-year-old kids can make them with nothing more than a bowl and a plastic spatula -- they satisfy a nostalgic craving for something sugary that's rich with chocolate.

We love that brownie recipes give you a whole lot of reward with little to no stress to make. And while we'll never get tired of a straight-up chocolate brownie, we also like that there are a million variations we can make with them. Check out the 35 we found below.

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  • Coconut White Chocolate Chip Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.averiecooks.com/2012/08/coconut-white-chocolate-chip-blondies.html" target="_blank">Coconut White Chocolate Chip Blondies recipe</a> by Averie Cooks</strong>

  • Roasted Strawberry Goat Cheese Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://buttercreamblondie.com/roasted-strawberry-goat-cheese-blondies/" target="_blank">Roasted Strawberry Goat Cheese Blondies recipe</a> by Buttercream Blondie</strong>

  • Snickerdoodle Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.recipegirl.com/2007/01/21/snickerdoodle-blondies/" target="_blank">Snickerdoodle Blondies recipe </a>by Recipe Girl</strong>

  • Peanuttiest Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.gratefulprayerthankfulheart.com/2010/11/peanuttiest-blondies-twd.html" target="_blank">Peanuttiest Blondies recipe</a> by With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart</strong>

  • Chocolate Chip Chunk Blondies With Peanut Butter Cups

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.mlovesmblog.com/2013/05/chocolate-chip-chunk-blondies-with.html" target="_blank">Chocolate Chip Chunk Blondies with Peanut Butter Cups recipe</a> by M Loves M</strong>

  • Biscoff White Chocolate Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/05/22/biscoff-white-chocolate-blondies/" target="_blank">Biscoff White Chocolate Blondies recipe</a> by Sally's Baking Addiction</strong>

  • Brown Butter Pretzel M&M Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/01/13/caramel-prax_nonce8c0b4077ee/" target="_blank">Brown Butter Pretzel M&M Blondies recipe</a> by Sally's Baking Addiction</strong>

  • Hazelnut Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://amandeleine.com/2011/05/01/hazelnut-blondies/" target="_blank">Hazelnut Blondies recipe</a> by Amandeleine</strong>

  • Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://damndelicious.net/post/49425549436/salted-caramel-pretzel-blondies" target="_blank">Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies recipe</a> by Damn Delicious</strong>

  • Brown Butter Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.studiocuisineblog.com/2013/03/11/brown-butter-blondies/" target="_blank">Brown Butter Blondies recipe</a> by Studio Cuisine</strong>

  • Salted Caramel Cashew Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2013/04/blondies-recipe.html" target="_blank">Salted Caramel Cashew Blondies recipe</a> by A Spicy Perspective</strong>

  • Triple Layer Chocolate Chip-Fudge Brownie-Peanut Butter Blondie Bars

    Get the<a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/07/triple-layer-chocolate-chip-cookie-fudge-brownie-peanut-butter-blondie-bars/" target="_blank"> Triple Layer Chocolate Chip-Fudge Brownie-Peanut Butter Blondie Bars recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is

  • Cake Batter Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2011/12/11/funfetti-cake-batter-blondies/" target="_blank">Cake Batter Blondies recipe</a> by Sally's Baking Addiciton</strong>

  • Cookie Butter Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.unegaminedanslacuisine.com/2013/03/cookie-butter-blondies.html" target="_blank">Cookie Butter Blondies recipe</a> by Une Gamine Dans La Cuisine</strong>

  • White Chocolate Strawberry Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.krissys-creations.com/2013/04/white-chocolate-strawberry-blondies.html" target="_blank">White Chocolate Strawberry Blondies recipe</a> by Krissy's Creations</strong>

  • Cranberry M&M Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://passthesushi.com/cranberry-mm-blondies/" target="_blank">Cranberry M&M Blondies recipe</a> by Pass the Sushi</strong>

  • Crispy Cream Blueberry Blondies With Macadamia Nuts

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/16650-crispy-cream-blueberry-blondies-with-macadamia-nuts" target="_blank">Crispy Cream Blueberry Blondies With Macadamia Nuts recipe</a> by Bob Vivant via Food52</strong>

  • Chewy Coconut Chocolate Chunk Blondies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2009/05/23/chewy-coconut-chocolate-chunk-blondies/" target="_blank">Chewy Coconut Chocolate Chunk Blondies recipe</a> by Annie's Eats</strong>