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Brown Butter Turtle Blondies with Homemade Salted Caramel


  • Author: Kyleigh Sage
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 large blondies 1x

Description

These brown butter blondies are filled with chocolate chips, pecans, and homemade caramel! With a crispy exterior and gooey center, they're sure to be a crowd pleaser.


Ingredients

Scale

Blondies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted and browned
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Salted Caramel

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (1/3 cup for thicker caramel)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

Salted Caramel

  1. Warning: do not walk away from your caramel because it will probably burn the second you walk away from it (trust me).
    In a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat, add the sugar and stir every 1-2 minutes or so until it begins to melt (the sugar will start to clump up before melting).
  2. Once the sugar is completely melted, immediately remove from the heat and stir in the butter until combined (don't be scared if it bubbles a lot).
  3. Add in the heavy cream and salt and mix until fully combined and smooth.
  4. Pour the caramel into a glass jar to cool. Can be stored in the fridge for up to a month!

Blondies

  1. Brown the butter: In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Once melted, stir frequently and watch closely for the formation of brown specs on the bottom of the pan and a nutty aroma. Once you see brown specs, stir for just a few more seconds (it browns super quickly). Remove from the heat and immediately pour into a different bowl to prevent it from burning.
    If you don't want to use browned butter you can just used melted butter.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cake pan with parchment paper.
  3. Using a stand or hand mixer, cream the brown butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add in the eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract and beat until light, fluffy, and pale in color.
  5. Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until thoroughly combined. The dough should be wet and sticky.
  6. Using a spoon or spatula, mix in the chocolate chips and pecan pieces.
  7. Scoop half of the dough into the bottom of your prepared pan and press down into a nice even layer (you can wet the tips of your fingers to easily flatten out the dough).
  8. Drizzle a layer of the caramel sauce evenly over the dough (about 1/2 cup).
  9. Scoop the remaining dough on top of the caramel layer and press down into an even layer. Sprinkle some extra pecans or chocolate chips on top if you're feeling crazy.
  10. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until the top is shiny and cracked slightly. The blondies should feel slightly firm to the touch.
  11. Let the blondies cool in the baking pan for 10 minutes.  Remove the blondies from the baking pan and cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into bars.
  12. Drizzle some more caramel on top and enjoy!
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 blondie
  • Calories: 595
  • Sugar: 48g
  • Sodium: 231.9mg
  • Fat: 33.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 18.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 71g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 6.1g
  • Cholesterol: 106.1mg

Keywords: Blondies, Salted Caramel, Turtle Blondies

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