These Blondies Are The Perfect Mid-Week Treat

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Christine Fischer of Cooking with Cakes may not be a pro chef, but that doesn't mean she's a mere novice in the kitchen. The self-taught culinarian — who's all for healthy, accessible recipes — knows that succumbing to your five-day bacon craving does not make you weak. It just makes you human.

When you think of healthy eating, caramel blondies are probably not very high on your list. Yes, you’re correct in assuming that these definitely aren’t healthy. But, they are super tasty, and they’re easy to bake, too. So, wipe that frown off your face and throw on a maxi dress — we’re doing this!

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I was relieved to find that blondies are pretty easy to bake, requiring only a basic combo of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs. The one part of this recipe that took a little extra effort was incorporating the chocolate chips — this batter is thick, so you’ll really need to flex those muscles to fold them in! After that, everything was a breeze — weave in some caramel sauce, pop ‘em in the oven, and you’re good to go!
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These caramel blondies are more of brunette, but the flavor is all there. Gooey, soft, and sweet with mellow hints of caramel, they were an undeniable hit! For a more summer feel, serve them a’la mode for a cool creamy combo your friends can’t resist!
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Caramel Blondies

Makes 12

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (sifted)
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks salted butter (melted)
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
1/4 cup caramel sauce
Crisco to grease

Directions
Slice butter into squares and melt in microwave for around 45 seconds. Transfer to large bowl. Using an electric mixer on low-speed, combine butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs, blending well. Next, add in flour and baking soda, mixing on medium until a smooth, thick batter is formed. When batter is ready, use wooden spoon to fold in chocolate chips.

Evenly distribute batter into well-greased baking pan. Using a knife, drizzle caramel sauce on top of batter, then lightly weave into dough. Drizzle with caramel once more, leaving a visible ribbon before baking.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until a toothpick can be inserted into the center and comes out clean. Allow to cool thoroughly, then plate and serve.

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Christine Fischer of Cooking with Cakes may not be a pro chef, but that doesn't mean she's a mere novice in the kitchen. The self-taught culinarian — who's all for healthy, accessible recipes — knows that succumbing to your five-day bacon craving does not make you weak. It just makes you human.