I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am just ALL about salty sweet combinations! These Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies fit the sweet and salty bill all the way. Ooey, gooey, caramel goodness with a salty crunch thanks to the addition of pretzel bits. Together, these blondies make a perfect sweet afternoon treat or dessert.
Elizabeth, the genius behind the blog Food Ramblings was my Secret Recipe Club assignment for this month. I loved looking around her site! She creates healthy recipes as well as taking recipes that are normally pretty bad for you and transforming them into tasty healthier versions of themselves. Every now and then she throws some decadence in there that just needs to be kept full octane.
As always though, before I came across these drool worthy bars I had a very difficult time narrowing things down. At first I was going savory with Beer Mac & Cheese. That sounds just crazy good! Then I was leaning towards her Savory Sausage Squares.
Then, as it so often does, my sweet tooth kicked in. I was pondering Apple Pumpkin Pie because well, the season of pumpkin EVERYTHING is upon us! Then I saw Nutella Swirled Blondies and since I was still thinking about that pumpkin pie I was about to make those and swirl some pumpkin into them. Gah!! Pumpkin and Nutella?!? I am still going to make those. But that’s when I saw these blondies. It was love at first site. It was meant to be. I had found my match. Now, go whip up a batch. Salty, sweet … What’s not to love?
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Gooey, salty, sweet caramel pretzel blondies.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup broken pretzel pieces
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce
- flaky sea salt, for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x11 baking dish with nonstick baking spray. Set aside.
- In a bowl, whisk together butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until well combined. Whisk together the flour and salt. Add the flour to the wet ingredients and stir just until combined. Stir in the pretzel pieces.
- Spread batter into prepared baking dish. Drizzle with caramel sauce. Bake in preheated oven 35-40 minutes, until a tester inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with sea salt and cut into bars. Serve.
Adapted from Food Ramblings