Yum! These are no joke. They are rich beyond belief. The texture is so chewy and caramelly. You won’t believe how delicious these blondies are. The chocolate chips and ganache topping make these a chocolate lovers dream.
Chocolate Chip Blondies
- 12 unwrapped soft caramels
- ½ cup salted butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- ¾ cups flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 6 Tbsp chocolate chips
- 3 Tbsp heavy cream
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 chocolate chips. They may melt a bit but that just adds to the deliciousness.
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.
To make the ganache, pour the heavy cream into a microwavable bowl. Microwave about 30 seconds, until boiling. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine. Spread over blondies.
Okay almond haters. Here’s the chocolate chip version for you. If don’t like chocolate or almonds, I bet these would be fantastic as a plain blondie. I love almonds too much to try them plain, and I made this version for my chocoholic husband who hates nuts. So, no plain blondies in this house.
Caramel and chocolate are a match made in heaven. The rich ganache adds the perfect amount of decadence to these. Mixing the caramel into the batter really takes these to the next level. It makes the flavor so much richer and the texture dense and chewy.
I cut these into 16 squares and I ended up cutting them in half again to serve. I’m glad I did because they are so rich they are amazing as small bites. Then I get to eat twice as many! These are a fantastic treat for a party—they are a crowd-pleaser and more unique than your typical brownie or cookie.