I've always been a brownie over blondie person because of my chocoholism. I never quite understood the drive to make a blondie when one could have a fudgy brownie instead, but creating this recipe taught me a lot and blondies are definitely in the dessert rotation now. The base of the flavor starts with browning the butter, which is one of my absolute favorite ways to add flavor to a dessert. Yes, it adds 3-5 minutes to your preparation time but it's worth it. Annnddd...this is my second recipe using Sally's Baking Addiction Homemade Salted Caramel and I think that I'm officially calling this salted caramel a condiment, which means that it should be kept in the fridge ready to go.
One thing that I learned when baking these blondies is that you have to let them cool before you judge them. When I first baked this recipe and pulled them out of the oven, I was convinced I had a recipe fail on my hands. The blondies looked so much more like a deflated cake. Feeling a bit defeated, I put them on the stove top to cool, but when I came back they were totally different. The almost crispy, buttery top was there with "fudgy" type insides. Bingo. Cut into squares, add the salted caramel and you're there. These didn't last long here with some of my dessert lovers so I hope that you'll love them as much as they did.
Here's what you'll need:
-1/2 cup butter
-3/4 cup sugar
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-3/4 cup flour
-1 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 cup white chocolate chips
-Salted Caramel to drizzle
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. The first step is to brown your butter by placing 1 stick of butter on a skillet over medium heat. Once it is completely melted, continuously stir it over the heat until it has turned brown in color and you notice "bits" separated within it on the skillet. This takes approximately 2-3 minutes after it is completely melted. Pour all of the browned butter (make sure to use a spatula and get all the "bits" from the pan- they add flavor!) into a large mixing bowl. Add the white and brown sugars and cream together. Once creamed together, add in your eggs one at a time and then the vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients of flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Do not over mix. Fold in the white chocolate chips. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and pour the batter onto the pan. Use a rubber spatula or spoon to spread it evenly throughout the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
Slice into squares and then drizzle with salted caramel. This recipe makes approximately 9 blondie bars. Enjoy!
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