Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Blondies

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I was in Nashville last weekend and let me tell you NASH VEGAS is freaking amazing. I am dying to go back already. It was a WILD weekend going to bed at 6AM waking up at 9:30 to go to brunch and get cray cray again.

So much better than actual Vegas. Cleaner, nicer people and SOUTHERN food. I ate soooo much Mac & Cheese and Mac & Cheese with Bacon. Bacon makes everything better.

And the Honky Tonks were sooo fun- live music on three levels of each bar all day all night. Honestly it was singing and dancing central- me and my girlfrineds loooved it.

We also loved Buttery Nipples. Baileys and Butterscotch?! Can’t stop, won’t stop!

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There is a bakery I love to visit in Fashion Island, Pain Du Monde. My auntie has worked there for years and I have fond memories of being a child, coming home from school and seeing a pink box at the gate. Filled with cinnamon twists, fruit tarts, almond twists, chocolate chip cookies and pecan chocolate chip cookies.

Normally I go for a soft chewy cookie but the thick almost cakey like cookies from Pain Du Monde are also a favorite of mine. I can’t control myself with those cookies. Well, truth be told I can’t control myself with most cookies.

Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Blondies www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com But if it ain’t a good cookie I ain’t eating it!! Some people think I am being dramatic not eating a cookie but it ain’t worth the calories when so many desserts are soo good!

 

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Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Blondies went quickly, I can’t control myself around them!

 

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Blondies

Yield: 9 Large Blondies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Blondies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 stick butter, at room temp
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecan pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9X9 inch pan with foil and grease heavily. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cornstarch.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream butter, salted caramel, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together for 3 minutes. Add vanilla, egg and yolk. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 23-28 minutes.
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Caramel Cheesecake Bars

Salted Caramel Cheesecake is baked on a delicious Oreo crust then topped with more homemade salted caramel, these Caramel Cheesecake Bars are my all time favorite cheesecake bar

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I just went shopping for my first pair of boots y’all!! I am soooo excited for Nashville this weekend with my favorite girlies! Lots of dancing and eating, perfect combo if you ask me 🙂

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Call me crazy but I have never had biscuits and gravy, it never looks appealing but I am sure it will be delicious in Nashville. Caramel Cheesecake Bars ww.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

We missed out on tickets to The Blue Bird Cafe but I am sure we will find plenty to do.

You would think going on a girls trip to Nashville I would be controlling my eating but no, I am indulging in things like Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars. And lemme tell you these were bomb freaking diggity. Like DAYUUUUUM GINA! They went quick, too quick for my liking. The amount I bake it’s not often that I get my fill of sweets but sometimes I just sit at work dreaming of coming home to the last thing I baked, like those Tart Lemon Bars, and these cheesecake bars were on my mind as well.  Caramel Cheesecake Bars ww.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

Do yourself a favor make em and DON’T share. You will regret it. This is why yoga pants were invented.

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Caramel Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 16 Bars

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 21 Oreos
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • Cheesecake
  • 16 oz cream cheese at room temp
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temp.
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup salted caramel homemade or store bought

Instructions

    Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a 9X9 pan with foil and grease it heavily, including up the sides.
  2. In a food processor crush the Oreo cookies into fine crumbs. In a small bowl combine the crushed Oreos and melted butter. Once combined press into prepared pan.
  3. Cheesecake
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the cream cheese for two minutes. Add the granulated sugar and mix for another 2 minutes, make sure to scrap sides of bowl so all is incorporated evenly. Add in eggs, one at a time and then vanilla.
  5. Pour on top of prepared crust. Spoon 8 tbsp sizes dollops of salted caramel and use a knife to swirl into bars. Bake for 38-42 minutes or until center stops giggling. Set on wire rack and let cool for 30 minutes, then place in fridge to chill for 2 hours or do 40 minutes in fridge and 30 in freezer.
  6. Drizzle more salted caramel on top, if desired. Store in fridge.
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Tart Lemon Bars

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Happy Hump Day!! Today I am doing a guest post over at the lovely Cooking Actress Blog. Kayle has made the huge move from NYC to Ohio. I can only imagine how stressful that has been AND she is planning a wedding- homegirl has her hands full!!

Make sure you go over and check out the recipe and post here . These Tart lemon bars were my sisters favorite, they went SOOO quickly and I’ve made them twice since first making them! YUM!

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Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chewy Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie is filled with Creamy Dreamy Cheesecake, the hardest part about these bars is waiting for these to cool! But they are so worth the wait! 

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Who is ready for St. Paddy’s Day? I am making some more Guinness Chocolate cookies and some other Guinness & Baileys desserts for my co workers. I am also working like a mad woman!! We had the Guinness Girls in tonight and they are coming tomorrow as well then the 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey girls are coming in on Thursday and then it’s the weekend, full of tons of people celebrating all weekend long. Don’t get me wrong I love it but I can’t wait for next Tuesday. I will be sleeping in.

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Do you have any crazy plans?

These cheesecake bars were fabulous, I have never made cheesecake cookie bars before and I am kicking myself for waiting so long. I of course had to incorporate Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter (or Biscoff Spread) because I just cannot get enough of the stuff! I was buying some at TJ’s the other day and the cashier tried telling me I would love Cookie Butter and try it on this and that- I just looked at him thinking poor guy doesn’t know I have a sick addiction and I could teach him a few things about eating Cookie Butter.

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Anyways I loved these bars, I made sure to beat the cheesecake layer for a few minutes to really smooth batter. I will make these again in a heartbeat. Easily a new favorite!
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Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 16 Bars

Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

    Cookie Dough
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cookie Butter or Biscoff Spread
  • 2 large eggs, at room temp.
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 heaping cup milk chocolate chips
  • Cheesecake Layer
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, at room temp.
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temp.
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9X9 inch pan with foil and grease the pan thoroughly, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat butter for 2 minutes, add in sugar and brown sugar and beat for 4 minutes. Add in cookie butter/biscoff spread and beat until fully combined. Add in eggs one at a time then vanilla extract.
  3. Mix in baking soda, salt and flour until no flour steaks remain. Fold in chocolate chips. Press half of the dough into prepared pan.
  4. Cheesecake Layer
  5. In a clean bowl of an electric mixer beat cream cheese for 3 minutes on high speed. Add in sugar beating for 2 minutes. Add in egg and vanilla extract and beat on high for 5 more minutes. Pour on top of cookie dough layer. Press remaining cookie dough on top of cheesecake layer. I like to flatten the dough into discs or squares to cover the cheesecake layer evenly.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, the cookie dough should be golden brown. Let cool completely before slicing into bars.
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Brown Butter Toffee Gooey Cake Bars

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I finally booked AUSTRALIA!! WOOO FREAKING HOOOO!!! Bondi Beach here I come and the Whitsundays, well we haven’t booked that little holiday within the big holiday but we are in the process. I am so excited to get away, I need a major break that is for sure. Work has been insane!!

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This time two of my beautiful cousins are living in Australia so we are going to have a fun girly trip! I have already started researching Chocolate Tours of Sydney.. I mean come on!! Seriously, get in ma belly!! And Max Brenner!! Ugh how I love thee.

And to be honest Max Brenner in Vegas & NYC are shit compared to all the Max Brenners in Australia, and I went to many- anyone that we saw we visited. I am sure my cousin Lucy is thinking oh no they are coming again, I am going to have to spend so much time at Max Brenner. She hated it, but secretly I think she loved it. We would go in and order like 8 things for 3 of us. Ha it was fabulous!!!!! Waffles, ice cream, chocolate, strawberries, bananas, caramel, drinking chocolate… the list goes on.

 

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I have one regret in life, and that was the first night we were in Australia we went to dinner but I had caught a 48 hour fever, sickness thingy so after dinner Lucy suggested going to Max Brenner and I turned it down, little did I know I would spend every single other day in Australia at Max Brenner. Lesson learned, DO NOT TURN DOWN A CHOCOLATE BAR!

 

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Another thing  I am excited about is the banana bread. Everyone eats banana bread for breakfast there. And toasted with buttah allll over it! Which is lovely cuz people in the States think I am a freak for slathering buttah all over my banana bread. But damn it is so good!! Oh I can imagine it now.

 

So naturally in order to get ready for Australia my diet is consisting of only Brown Butter Toffee Gooey Cake Bars. Healthiest thing around. HA! I wish. I went to TJS and bough salad and brussel sprouts and artichoke hearts.  But on the real though, these bars. Everyone LOVED THEM! One guy at work said he liked them cuz they weren’t that sweet. He is straight trippin- they are sweet, but amazingly sweet. Like go make these now.

Ooey Gooey Brown Butter Bars

Ooey Gooey Brown Butter Bars

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 1 Box Yellow Butter Cake Mix
  • 1 Stick Butter, browned
  • 1 Egg
  • Topping
  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup toffee bits

Instructions

    Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9X9 pan with foil and grease, set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine cake mix, brown butter and egg. Press into prepared pan.
  3. Topping
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat cream cheese for 2 minutes, add in eggs and vanilla extract beating until combined. Add in powdered sugar, beat until combined. Fold in heath bits. Pour batter on top of crust and bake for 40-45 minutes, you want the middle to be set but still a bit jiggly. Let cool completely before cutting.
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Mascarpone Chocolate Toffee Bars

Sugar Cookie Dough base make these gorgeous Mascarpone Chocolate Toffee Bars come together in a cinch. All the textures will make you fall in love with these bars.  Mascarpone Chocolate Toffee Bars www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

I often find myself with cupboards and a fridge overfilled with ingredients to bake. I am a constant over buyer. I would rather have more than run out. Mid recipe trips to the store are my worst nightmare, I absolutely dread it!!

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So often it forces me to be creative, but in this instance it made me turn to pinterest to find something I wanted to bake. I had a roll of sugar cookie dough in the fridge to use. I pinterest’ed it, googled it and nothing caught my eye.

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Then I saw another ingredient I needed to use a tub of mascarpone cheese, leftover from this Tiramisu Cake. So I pinterest’ed it, googled it and nothing caught my eye. At that point I just about gave up. Until I saw this recipe. It used a roll of sugar cookie dough and mascarpone. Perfect. I had to make these I thought.

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Mascarpone Chocolate Toffee Bars

Mascarpone Chocolate Toffee Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 pound refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 4 chocolate-toffee candy bars, coarsely chopped OR heaping 2/3 cup Chocolate Covered Heath Bits
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) mascarpone cheese, at room temp
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 7 X 10 3/4 baking pan with foil and grease with non stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine cookie dough and 1/3 cup of chocolate toffee bits and vanilla extra. Press into prepared pan, using wet fingers press until even. Prick the dough all over with a fork and bake for 18-23 minutes or until golden brown. Place on wire rack to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl combine chocolate chips and vegetable oil. Place the bowl over the pan of a simmering water, so that the bowl is not touching the water. Mix chocolate and oil until all chocolate is melted. Take bowl off of water filled pan and set aside to cool for 10-15 minutes. Take the bowl of melted chocolate and whisk in the mascarpone cheese until the mixture is smooth. Spread the chocolate mixture over the cooled crust. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate-toffee candy pieces and sliced almonds over the chocolate mixture. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until the chocolate layer is firm.

Notes

To toast nuts place on a cookie sheet and toast at 350F for 10-15 minutes.

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Maple Apple Cheesecake Bars

Buttery shortbread crust with  creamy cheesecake filled with apple chunks topped with a streusel and drizzled with tons of maple glaze, you will keep coming back to these gorgeous Maple Apple Cheesecake Bars! 

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I am so excited for this new year!

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French Macaroons

Croissants

Yeast Doughnuts

Pizza Dough

French Bread

Fruit Tarts

These are just a few of the things I want to finally cross off my baking list.

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Today is my Nan’s Birthday and I am so excited we get to spend it with her here in California. We are off to Laguna Beach for the day and I feel so blessed as I scroll through instagram and so many people around the states are posting pictures of the crazy snow!!

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When my nan arrived in the states a few weeks ago these were the first thing I made. She loved them, I loved them. Maybe its because I still have an obsession with maple?! Soo delicious!!

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Maple Apple Cheesecake Bars

Maple Apple Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, at room temp.
  • Cheesecake Filling
  • 2 8oz packages cream cheese, at room temp
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temp.
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Apple Mixture
  • 2 apples, diced into small pieces
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • Crumb topping
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter melted
  • Maple Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp maple extract
  • 3-5 tbsp milk

Instructions

    Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9X9 deep baking pan with foil. In a small bowl combine flour, brown sugar and butter. Cut in butter with a pastry blender, two knives or I like to just rub everything together with my clean hands. Press into prepared pan and bake for 12 minutes. Set on wire rack to cool while preparing remaining components. Reduce oven temp to 325F.
  2. Cheesecake
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat cream cheese for 3 minutes. Then add in sugar and beat for another 2 minutes. Add eggs in one at a time and vanilla. Beat for another 5 minutes. Pour on top of cooled crust.
  4. Apple Mixture
  5. Cut apples up into small pieces, roughly a 1/4 of an inch chunks. Toss apples in a small bowl with cloves, cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle evenly on top of cheesecake mixture.
  6. Crumb topping
  7. In a medium bowl mix together flour, oats, brown sugar and butter. Sprinkle evenly on top of apples.Bake for 38-45 minute, until cheesecake is set. Let cool completely. I like to let the pan sit on a wire rack for 1 hour then chill in fridge for 2 hours.
  8. Maple Glaze
  9. Mix together powdered sugar and maple extract. Slowly add in milk 1 tbsp at a time until you reached desired consistency, I used 4 tbsp. Drizzle on top of cooled bars. Store in fridge.
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Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

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Rolo Cheesecake Cups

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White Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Cups

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Chewy Gooey Candy Blondies

Easy one bowl blondies are stuffed with chopped up candy bars topped with melted chocolate, marshmallow and caramel. These Chewy Gooey Candy Blondies will leave you wanting more!  Chewy Gooey Candy Blondies  www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

Happy Monday people! Start of a fresh busy week for me! Tons to do before VEGAS this weekend! Girls trip baby!! I cannot freaking wait, best part we are going to The Wicked Spoon Brunch, get in ma belly!!!

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I love the says “OOC”, Out of Control and “OTT”, Over the Top. Maybe it’s because I love out of control/ over the top things in all aspects of my life. Especially when it comes to things involving chocolate, and caramel for that matter.

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So when I made these bars it was only natural that I would L-O-V-E them!!

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These are chewy gooey ooey blondies stuffed with candy topped with marshmallow and caramel. Does life get much better, okay maybe life does but do blondies?! Hellllllllllllls no!

 

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Originally I wanted marshmallow fluff for these bars, I was gong to stuff it in the middle, I even patted half of the batter down and went to grab the fluff and of course there was no fluff to be found! Just my luck! So I improvised and to be honest I like this version better than my original idea. Candy stuffed blondies a layer of melted chocolate, marshmallows and chopped up caramel. If that isn’t heaven in a bit I don’t know what is.

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Go now, make these with all that leftover Halloween candy, okay I realize it isn’t even Halloween yet but I have been buying “Halloween” candy for weeks now!! So I have tons to use up! And you probably will too after Thursday!

Chewy Gooey Candy Blondies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12 Small Squares

Chewy Gooey Candy Blondies

Easy one bowl blondies are stuffed with chopped up candy bars topped with melted chocolate, marshmallow and caramel. These Chewy Gooey Candy Blondies will leave you wanting more!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, at room temp
  • 1 cup ap flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped up candy, or chocolate chunks/chips
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup carmels, chopped small

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8X8 baking dish with foil and grease heavily.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together melted butter and sugars. Add in vanilla extract and egg until combined. Add flour, baking soda, salt and mix until just combined. Fold in chopped up candy, I used Heath Bars, Peanut Butter Cups and Rolos. Bake for 23 minutes, until light and golden brown.
  3. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of hot bars place back in oven for 2 minutes. Take out of oven and spread chocolate evenly. Sprinkle marshmallows on top then chopped caramel bits, place back in oven for 3-5 minutes-until marshmallows and caramel begin to melt together just a little. Take out of oven and cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour.
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Cookie Butter Sea Salt CC Blondies

 

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At the beginning of the year I made these Cookie Butter Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies and they were deeeeelicious. Loved every single bite, I ate half the batch myself. And since then I have made them a few times, still eating half the batch!

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You know where I am going, you saw the title, I made them into blondies. Because blondies are easy and I  LO LO LO LO VE them.. just like the ashlee simpson song. And these are probably one of my most favorite blondies ever so chewy, moist, chocolatey, sweet but salty, cookie butter-y, basically I fell in love at first bite.

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Not going to lie that happens a lot with me and food but for now these are my new favorite!! Can’t wait to make them again- I only shared them at one location of my work so maybe I need to make them againt o share at the other? Excuses… LOL

My sister fell in LOVE with these as well, she had some at home and when she saw I took them to work she came in and grabbed a bunch and hid them from the other staff for her secret stash… that must say something right?!

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Look at all the chocolate oozing out? How someone doesn’t feel joy and happiness looking at that is beyond me!!!

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BTW I naturally had one a la mode because.. well YOLO! ( I live by that all too often LOL) It was a great decision when you make these grab some ice cream…just do it!!

Cookie Butter Sea Salt CC Blondies

Cookie Butter Sea Salt CC Blondies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, at room temp.
  • 1/2 cup cookie butter
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips/ chocolate chunks
  • Sea salt for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9X9 inch pan with foil, spray with non stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl combine melted butter, sugars and vanilla. Once combined add egg, mix until incorporated. Mix in cookie butter. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients, fold in chocolate chips/chunks and pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle more sea salt on top bake for 22-25 minutes until set. Let cool on tray for 30 minutes then pull out of pan by foil. 🙂
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Pretzel Crusted M&M Blondies

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Sometimes I do things or rather get ideas and act right away when it’s not the best idea. For example baking in this heat?! Not one of my best ideas. But I wanted a blondie, and I wanted it now! pretzelcrustedmmblondies (1 of 1)-5 I am happy to report that these blondies were worth having the oven on. The crunchy pretzel crust topped with a gooey cookie chock full of mini m&ms and chocolate chunks…what’s not to love? They reminded me of my Pretzel Chocolate Chunk Blondies now I want to try those blondies with a pretzel crust. Sweet and salty is a favorite of mine.

 

pretzelcrustedmmblondies (1 of 1)-6 One of the reason’s I love blondies is how simple and quick they are. Don’t get me wrong I love me a good cookie. In fact I think I more than love cookies. But sometimes rolling out individual cookies, baking multiple trays, basically all the required work with cookies isn’t worth it. Well it’s worth it but I don’t have time for it. That’s where blondies come in. pretzelcrustedmmblondies (1 of 1)-3 Melt a stick of butter, add the sugars, add the vanilla and egg. Then mix in flour, baking soda, salt and fold in whatever mix ins you like. Pour into a pan and bake. Easy?! Yes. Quick?! Yes.

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Just look at that crust?! Ugh I want another, if only I hadn’t eaten them all!!

Pretzel Crusted M&M Blondies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 9 bars

Pretzel Crusted M&M Blondies

Just like pretzel chocolate chip cookies but easier and quicker. One bowl, one pan, one baking time, these bars are all the good things about cookies without all the fuss and time.Pretzel crusted these sweet and salty bars are perfect for a midnight snack. A la mode is even better 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup pretzel bits, crushed
  • 6 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, at room temp
  • 1 cup ap flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 scant cup chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup mini m&ms

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8X8 baking dish with foil and grease heavily.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together crushed pretzels and 6 tbsp melted butter. Press into bottom of prepared pan.
  3. In the same bowl mix together 1/2 cup melted butter and sugars. Add in vanilla extract and egg until combined. Add flour, baking soda, salt and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chunks and M&M's, I reserved a few to sprinkle on top of batter. Bake for 24-26 minutes, until light and golden brown.
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