Choc Chip Blondies with a Salted Caramel Drizzle

I’ve never actually tried a Blondie before I made this recipe and curiosity finally got the better of me. What is a Blondie, I hear you ask? It’s like a Brownie in shape and texture, but flavoured with brown sugar instead of cocoa powder. To be honest I actually thought it sounded a little bland. I added dark choc chips to mine and finished it off with a salted caramel drizzle and HELLO DECADENTLY AWESOME TREAT. I seriously hope this salted caramel trend never fades because damn I love it.

Look at that salted caramel ooze! Chewy and fudgey in the centre and crunchy on the outside, Brownies better watch out – they have some stiff competition!

Choc Chip Blondies with a Salted Caramel Drizzle
 
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Serves: 16

Ingredients
Blondies
  • 125g butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Salted Caramel Sauce
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 2 tbsps water
  • ⅓ cup thickened cream
  • 1-2 tsps of sea salt (to taste)

Instructions
Blondies
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.
  3. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  4. Add in flour and salt, beat until just combined (do not overmix).
  5. Fold in ½ cup of the dark chocolate chips.
  6. Transfer batter to the lined baking tin, smoothing the surface with a spatula. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for around 40 mins, until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Set pan on a wire rack, and let cool completely.
Salted Caramel Sauce
  1. Dissolve the sugar into the water in a heavy bottomed saucepan and let it bubble away over a medium heat.
  2. The mixture should turn a golden caramel colour after around 5 minutes. DON’T stir the caramel mixture – the sugar will crystallize.
  3. Once the caramel has reached the desired colour, take it off the heat and add the salt and gradually add the cream. Stir furiously as the caramel will want to harden quickly.
  4. Pop the caramel cream mixture in a small bowl and put it in the fridge to help cool down quickly.
  5. Drizzle the caramel over the cooled Blondies before cutting into 16 squares.

Comments

    • Swah says

      I’m a convert, I highly recommend you bake and try Blondies IMMEDIATELY! And a salted caramel drizzle improves pretty much everything in life :)

  1. says

    I have actually never tried a blondie, for the same reason, its just not chocolate! But this is swaying me.
    And YES to the salted caramel, it is heaven.

    • Swah says

      Please make them ASAP Christine, I insist! The danger of these wonderful cold and rainy days is too much baking and therefore an expanding waistline… I might need to bump the exercise up a bit :p

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