If you are a caramel lover, these blondies will make you think you’ve died and gone to heaven. If you’re not a fan of nuts, there’s a chocolate chip version coming tomorrow, so stay tuned. But for all you almond lovers, this is bliss. The texture is so dense and chewy, like the caramel cousin of fudge. These come together quickly in only 1 bowl, and they are totally addictive!
Caramel Almond Blondies
- 12 unwrapped soft caramels
- ½ cup salted butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- ¾ cup flour
- 1 ¼ cups chopped almonds
Microwave caramels and butter together in a large microwavable bowl for 2 minutes until melted. Stir until smooth.
Stir in brown sugar and vanilla. The batter should be warm, but not hot. If it is still too hot you can wait for it to cool or stir in the flour to cool it down. I’ve done both and had success with either method.
Once the batter is warm, stir in the eggs. Stir in the flour if you haven’t added it yet. Stir in the almonds.
Pour batter into a parchment paper lined 8x8 baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees 25 - 30 minutes until the top no longer appears wet. The blondies shouldn’t jiggle when shaken.
I love almond snickers. So I was thinking it would be crazy delicious to make blondies with chopped up almond snickers bars in the batter. And I was right. But the blondies and the almonds were so good that the snickers were irrelevant. So I left them out of the last few recipe attempts, and the blondies were even more delicious. Which is kind of the point, right? If these were less delicious than an almond snickers, I would just eat an almond snickers.
What puts these a step above the competition is the caramel that I melted right into the batter. In my first attempt I swirled the caramel on top. And they were so good! But they are even better when the caramel is mixed in. The caramel keeps the whole bar chewy, gooey, and absolutely divine!
I’m drooling. I’m giving up on my health goals. I’m putting caramels on my shopping list.