Sunday, November 11, 2007

Caramel Blondies

A few weeks ago I was asked to make some sort of dessert for the college choir at my church. I decided to pull out a quick, easy favorite. It is a simple brown sugar blondie. The recipe is from my mom's best friend...her desserts are always great! I've discovered that you can do a couple of variations on this. The original recipe calls for pecans. However, if you don't like nuts or don't have any on hand, you can replace the nuts with oatmeal. Either way is good but has it's own unique flavor. So, if it's chilly outside...gather the kids together (or yourself like I would!) and make some blondies. This is a simple recipe and would be GREAT for letting kids help. Caramel Blondies
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 stick butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix sugar and butter together. Add eggs and vanilla. When smooth add dry ingredients and nuts. Mix until just blended. Spray a 13X9 pan. Pour the batter into this pan and place into the oven. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

10 comments:

Peabody said...

Oh yum, I have never had caramel blondies...what fun.

Deborah said...

These sound delicious!!

Alisha said...

Those look fantastic! I love the idea of replacing the nuts with oatmeal ... I'm sure it gives it a great flavor.

Jane said...

These look so great. I think I'll make them this week.
I've been surfing through food blogs & just found your site. I really like your site & will be back. :)
A sister in Christ,
Jane

Claire said...

Peabody - They are yummy. Kind of an unexpected taste. My favorite part is the crunchy corner!

Deborah - Thanks!

Alisha - I just realized this week that that's what I had done in the past. Both ways are very good.

Jane - I hope they come out well. When I first read your comment, I saw "suffering" through food blogs! :-) Thanks SO much for coming by and for the encouragement!

Dolores said...

These look awesome... and easy! I normally prefer my blondies nut-free, but I think pecans would work really well in these. I've bookmarked it for rainy day baking.

Jennifer said...

Hey Claire --
We needed a quick and easy dessert for David's end of semester meeting with his professors, so we made these, and they were perfect (even without the nuts, which we didn't have). Easy, delicious, and I had everything we needed in my pantry -- thanks for the recipe. Hope all is well in Jackson!

Claire said...

Dolores - Fun...let me know how the turn out! I do like nuts but they go really well here...adds a bit of a balance to the sweet.

Jennifer - YAY!!! I'm glad they turned out well. This is one of those good pantry treats, isn't it? I didn't even realize!

gail@more than a song said...

YUM! I need no more sweets though, but it's so my weakness.

Anonymous said...

These are crazy delicious. I have made 2 batches in 2 days. Thanks so much for the recipe. My family thanks you as well.