Note from Sarah: Hi everyone! I am taking the week off because we’re moving. (See, I told you big things were happening!) I’ve lined up a few awesome bloggers to share delicious recipes and food ideas this week on SCB. Today, Phi from Sweetphi is here with an amazing recipe for One Bowl Salted Caramel Blondies that totally make me want to lick the screen. I mean … whoa. These babies look GOOOOOOOOOOOD!Hi there! My name is Phi and I am so excited to be guest posting for Sarah! I recently discovered her beautiful blog and love everything about it – the beautiful photography, the witty writing, and the delicious looking food! Needless to say, I am honored to be guest posting! I have my own food blog called Sweetphi, where I share simple savory and sweet recipes. I primarily like to share simple recipes that everyone can make and that don’t have a bazillion ingredients (I even have a series called 5 Ingredient Fridays where I share 5 Ingredient or less recipes…have you all seen Sarah’s recipe for 2 Ingredient Peaches and Cream Ice Cream, yeah, I’m all about that deliciousness!) So today, I’m excited to share with you my recipe for One Bowl Salted Caramel Blondies! They’re super easy to make, taste absolutely yummy, and cleanup is a breeze. Do you ever get invited somewhere and volunteer to bring something and then your mind goes completely blank on what to make or bring? This happens to me all the time, and I even have a food blog for Pete’s sake, so something delicious is expected. When I’m having one of those moments, my mind always wanders to these one bowl blondies…sweet blondies topped with ooey gooey caramel and a then the perfect complimentary saltiness from the sea salt. They’re always huge hit. They’re my fancy-yet-easy-go-to dessert. So let’s get started. In a microwave safe bowl (and this is the only bowl you’ll be using) melt the butter a little, then add all the ingredients besides the toppings, mix, and spoon into a foil lined square baking dish (again, cleanup will be a breeze because you’re lining the baking dish with foil). Add the toppings, bake, and voila, delicious one bowl blondies! What I love about this recipe is that it is so adaptable. Don’t have any caramel sauce on hand? Not a problem, use chocolate hot fudge sauce, peanut butter, chocolate chips or any type of candy, and top with sea salt. I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe, if you’d like to see more from me, you can visit me over on my Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Thanks again Sarah!
- 1 1/2 sticks butter, 3/4 cup
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- For the topping:
- 4 tbsp caramel sauce, I use ice cream topping caramel sauce, Smuckers brand makes a great one called Spoonable Caramel Sauce and comes in a glass marmalade looking container
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a square baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl that will be big enough to hold all the ingredients, put the butter, then microwave it for 30 seconds to soften it (you want it melted a little and easy to work with, it may need an additional 30 seconds.)
- Add remaining ingredients to the bowl that contains the now melted butter (flour, eggs, sugars, vanilla extract and pinch of salt) and stir until everything is combined.
- Spoon blondie batter into the foil lined baking dish.
- Spoon caramel sauce over the blondie batter in four rows or streaks, then run a butter knife through the lines to make the marble lines and bring the caramel into the batter a little (this isn’t necessary, you can just spoon caramel sauce over the top of the batter). Next, sprinkle the sea salt on top of the caramel.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven; let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer the blondies to a cooling rack (do this by lifting the edges of the aluminum foil). Allow to cool and then cut into squares, and watch them disappear!
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.