July 23, 2012

Salted Caramel Bondies


One of my dearest friends LOVES these bars. She is not a huge fan of sweets, but these have a special place in her heart. It was recently her birthday and of course these were one her of gifts.

This recipe was inspired years ago after I had my first salted caramel hot chocolate from Starbucks. I was so confused by the combination that at first I wasn’t sure I even liked it. After my tastebuds had a chance to calm down, I found myself craving the sweet and salty duo. As much as I enjoy a brownie, especially the corner pieces, I don’t feel like blondies get their fair share of representation. Seriously, how can you not like a rich, cakelike version of a chocolate chip cookie?

Salted Caramel Blondies
1/2 C unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3/4 C light brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1-1/2 t vanilla
1-1/2 C all-purpose flour
1/3 C sugar
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
3/4 C caramel bits, divided
3/4 C semisweet chocolate chips
coarse salt, for sprinkling

Heat oven to 350ยบ F. Spray and line a 9-inch x 9-inch pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two opposing sides.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Once melted, set aside to cool.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.


In a large mixing bowl by hand, stir together melted butter and brown sugar until well combined. Add in eggs and vanilla. Add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and 1/2 the caramel bits. Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth top. Sprinkle with remaining caramel bits and coarse salt.


Bake until top is golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20-22 minutes. Set pan on a wire rack, and let cool completely. Using parchment overhang, lift blondie from pan and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into desired sizes and enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the salted caramel bondies recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
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    1. I hope your kiddos like the blondies!

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