Salty Sweet Pretzel Blondies

Makes 10 Salted Caramel and Pretzel Blondies

For the Blondies

  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125g plain flour
  • 120g broken-up pretzels
  • 280g salted caramel sauce, and a little more for drizzling on top

For the Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 450g granulated sugar
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 240g heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon flaky sea salt

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Method

  1. For the salted caramel, add the sugar to a large pan and heat over a medium heat, stirring as it begins to melt. The sugar will start to form clumps. Keep stirring as it cooks as it will melt back down again
  2. Stop stirring  once the sugar has completely melted. Keep swirling the pan while it continues to cook to a deep amber colour. Keep an eye on it so that the caramel doesn’t burn
  3. When a deep red/brown, add the butter, be careful as it will bubble a lot at this stage.  Stir the butter in until it has completely melted
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and pour in the cream, again be careful as it will bubble and boil
  5. Stir until all the cream is incorporated and you’re left with a smooth sauce, add the salt and continue to stir to incorporate
  6. Leave the sauce to cool for 15 minutes then pour into a glass jar to let cool to room temperature. You can then refrigerate the caramel, it will keep for up to two weeks
  7. For the blondie brownies, preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly coat a nonstick pan with butter and line the dish with baking parchment
  8. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and butter. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until fully incorporated
  9. Fold in the flour and mix just until incorporated. Add the broken up pretzels and toss to combine
  10. Spread the batter into the prepared baking tray and drizzle with caramel sauce
  11. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack, drizzle with a little more sauce
  12. Let cool completely before cutting into bars

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Love J

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