White Chocolate Caramel Blondies

White Chocolate Caramel Blondies1

Blondies are the blonder brownie. Get it?  Seriously these are a favorite go to for a bar type cookie. They are quick to make, start with a simple base and soothe that sweet tooth fix. Add whatever you like to them be it dried fruit, any kind of chocolate chip, chopped candy bars or the like, or a combination of white chocolate chips and caramel pieces.

I wasn’t in the mood for a milk chocolate, semi-sweet or a dark chocolate fix and since blondies were on my mind white chocolate would do. But, it needed a little something more and these amazing Kraft Caramel Bits I had on hand were perfect.

I have used them before in my Cinnamon Apple Caramel Blondie Bars and my Brown Butter Sea Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles and they are perfect little nuggets of caramel. I can only find them at Target, but I am sure cutting up some caramels would be just fine as well.

White Chocolate Caramel Blondies3

If you’re looking for a warm, soft bar cookie these are right up your alley. And the buttery goodness mixed with the gooey soft centered dough is perfection. I like to bake them just a little under by a minute to keep them on the chewy side.

Start by getting that oven preheated to 350°. Line a 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on the sides to lift the finished warm, delicious Blondies out.

White Chocolate Caramel Blondies4

Mix together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl, blend the melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla together until combined. Add egg and mix well.

… 

Read More »

Tips & Tricks

pan-roasted-brined-pork-chop-646-620x620

8 Mistakes Made When Cooking Pork Chops

Photo Credit: ROMULO YANES I came across this article by senior food editor Dawn Perry in Bon Appétit and thought it worth repeating here in abbreviated format. I love a good seared pork chop, especially if it has been brined and cooked well. In her article post she gives great tips and also at the bottom of the article… 

Read More »

How to Make Coconut Butter1

How to Make Coconut Butter

I think it’s the texture of dried coconut that doesn’t sit well with me. I’ve always felt like I was eating sweetened sawdust, wood chips, or something. So I have never been a big fan of coconut. Although recently I saw a recipe that called for it as its base ingredient and figured I’d give… 

Read More »

Flavored-Sugar1

Flavored Sugars

Flavored sugars you say? Well we have all heard of the old standby Cinnamon Sugar blend and the trick of placing a vanilla bean in your sugar bowl for that beautiful, sweet taste of vanilla. I have been doing it for years. But for the past several months I have been playing around with different… 

Read More »

Quick Soak Method1

Forgot to soak your beans? Here’s a Quick Soak Method

Recently I have been thinking about hummus and decided to make my own instead of getting it from Costco or another market. I mean it makes sense to make it, it’s easy, inexpensive and I can adjust the seasonings to my tastes. I like a cilantro jalapeño hummus. But the key is to soak those… 

Read More »