Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies

by Kate on October 7, 2013

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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.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies

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?

Enjoy!

~K

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Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 16 servings

Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies

Gooey, salty, sweet caramel pretzel blondies.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x11 baking dish with nonstick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Notes

Adapted from Food Ramblings

https://foodbabbles.com/salted-caramel-pretzel-blondies/

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Leigh October 7, 2013 at 5:40 am

Two of my favourite words – salted caramel. YUM!

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Vicki @ WITK October 7, 2013 at 10:40 am

The salty sweet combo in the bars sounds amazing! It’s rainy here today and I’m thinking I could use these in my life…

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Barb | Creative Culinary October 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I did a strawberry pretzel salad (?) a couple of months ago…and came to appreciate the value of pretzel in sweet dishes; that crunchy, salty touch adds so much! Combined with some salted caramel? Oh my.

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Kate October 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Wow, what a wonderfully interesting combination of strawberries and pretzels. I think I missed that post. Clearly I need to go seek that one out. Sound delightful!!

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ChristineM October 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm

in my to do box for the holidays as a gift. oh ya

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Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings October 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I love your photos!!! And thanks so much for checking out my blog 🙂 Come by again!

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Beth @ Good to be the Cook October 7, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Holy gooey caramel salty goodness!!!!!!!!!!!! Drooling over here.

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Zainab @ Blahnik Baker October 7, 2013 at 11:57 pm

So gooey delicious!!

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Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots) October 8, 2013 at 8:34 am

There is something about caramel and pretzels that just goes together. Putting them in blondies sounds even better!

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Kate October 9, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Mmm… yes! I love pretzels and caramel together. It’s a new love after making a salted caramel tart with a pretzel pieces on top. SO good!

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Kim @ 2justByou October 8, 2013 at 11:41 am

I pinned this for later! Looks great. I’m now following via bloglovin. =0)

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Kate October 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Whoo hoo! Welcome Kim! Thanks for following and I’m so happy you like this recipe.

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Dionne Baldwin October 8, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I love contrasts. Sweet and salty is a really good one too. I’ll have to put this one on my must-bake list!

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Kate October 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm

It’s always wonderful when two contracting flavors come together in such a wonderful way. Thanks Dionne!

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Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel October 8, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Yeah…. definitely nothing wrong with these! LOVE that sweet n’ salty combo!

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Kate October 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Thanks so much Jess! I’m ALL about the salty and sweet combo.

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Ang October 9, 2013 at 1:09 am

Okay random question for you… Is the brown sugar packed in or just measured? This recipe sounds amazing and I hate to mess it up. Thanks!

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Kate October 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Good question! Ack… How did I forget to specify? Thanks for asking. It’s packed. Hope you enjoy them!

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Anna (Hidden Ponies) October 9, 2013 at 3:31 pm

These look like blondie heaven! Love the salty-sweet combo!

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Susan October 9, 2013 at 4:52 pm

So many of my favorite things going on in these blondies! I also love the sweet and salty combination!

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