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Brown Butter Caramel Apple Blondie Cupcakes

Super simple blondies made with brown butter, caramel, and apples. Ready in less than 30 minutes and in one bowl, these brown butter caramel apple blondies are a quick, easy, and delicious fall treat! 

Super simple blondies made with brown butter, caramel, and apples. Ready in less than 30 minutes and in one bowl, these brown butter caramel apple blondies are a quick, easy, and delicious fall treat!

Happy fall, y’all! Yesterday was the first day of fall and I celebrated by making these brown butter caramel apple blondies! However, I had to make them as cupcakes because I seem to have lost my brownie pan. Oops. #movingfourtimesinfouryearsproblems

You guise. GUISE. These blondies are the bombdotcom. (Side note: do the cool kids still say that? IDK. I’m old.)  Lily took one bite and promptly informed me that we will not be sharing these. Apparently I’m not allowed to tell people about these, because then we will have to give more away. (So please keep the fact that I’m sharing these here on the dl.)

Super simple blondies made with brown butter, caramel, and apples. Ready in less than 30 minutes and in one bowl, these brown butter caramel apple blondies are a quick, easy, and delicious fall treat!

Super simple blondies made with brown butter, caramel, and apples. Ready in less than 30 minutes and in one bowl, these brown butter caramel apple blondies are a quick, easy, and delicious fall treat!

So you can come here to Philly and steal some from me (please don’t, I don’t condone breaking and entering), or make your own. I suggest making your own. I mean, what’s not to love: BROWN BUTTER (which is kind of the bombdotcom in it’s own right), apples, a hefty dose of cinnamon, and caramel. I used AverieCooks base blondie recipe that I’ve used in the past, because it is SO SIMPLE and SO EASY to remember, and results in a consistently excellent blondie every single time. There’s really no reason to reinvent the wheel here.

Super simple blondies made with brown butter, caramel, and apples. Ready in less than 30 minutes and in one bowl, these brown butter caramel apple blondies are a quick, easy, and delicious fall treat!

The caramel sauce I used was a homemade sauce I made in my crockpot (recipe coming soon! It just needs a little more perfecting.), but feel free to use any caramel sauce you prefer! A quick pinterest search will result in about 59239430192 caramel recipes, or feel free to use your favorite store bought brand!  Like I said earlier, I baked these in cupcake tins, because I couldn’t find my brownie pan. However, I am including instructions for both in the recipe below!

So lets recap: Brown butter blondie base. Cinnamon -y apples. Ooey, gooey, caramel drizzled on top. YES PUH-LEAZE. Brown butter caramel apple blondies will be the highlight of your Thanksgiving table!

Brown Butter Caramel Apple Blondie Cupcakes
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Super simple blondies made with brown butter, caramel, and apples. Ready in less than 30 minutes and in one bowl, these brown butter caramel apple blondies are a quick, easy, and delicious fall treat!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large apple
  • about 8 teaspoons caramel
Instructions
  1. Preheat oen to 350˚F. Spray brownie or cupcake pan with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
  2. Brown the butter: in a light colored saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Once completely melted, start stirring and don't stop. It will foam and bubble, and brown specks will start to appear. Remove from the heat at this point, and place into a heat proof mixing bowl.
  3. Mix in sugar and egg. It is important for the egg to room temperature so we don't accidentally cook it!
  4. Mix in flour, cinnamon, and salt. The batter will be very thick, this is okay!
  5. Peel and slice apple. Gently fold into blondie batter.
  6. Press batter into prepared baking pan. Drizzle caramel on top of blondies and bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean.
  7. When you pull the blondies out of the oven, run a knife around the edge(s) of the pan so that the caramel does not stick to the pan as it cools. Let cool completely before slicing (if using a brownie pan) or removing (if using a cupcake pan.)
  8. If you are using a brownie pan, I suggest lining it with parchment paper or tinfoil so it is easier to remove and slice the blondies.

 

Honey Roasted Peanuts Chocolate Chip Blondies

Easy-peasy blondies with brown butter and brown sugar for a nutty taste and soft texture. Honey roasted peanuts and semi-sweet chocolate chips balance out the flavors. Ready in just 25 minutes!

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What a June I’ve had! I’ve been traveling almost every weekend in June! First we went to Virginia for my birthday, then to Pittsburgh, then to Missouri. This is the first weekend I’ve been home! I haven’t had a lot of time to bake, but fortunately I was able to set aside some time a few weeks ago to make these blondies.

Easy-peasy blondies with brown butter and brown sugar for a nutty taste and soft texture. Honey roasted peanuts and semi-sweet chocolate chips balance out the flavors. Ready in just 25 minutes!

These are actually adapted from some cookies I made a few weeks ago for the youth group that Brian helps out with. I came home from visiting him and wanted them again- but didn’t want to dedicate the time needed for cookies. I wanted to mix a batter, press it in a pan, and have a dessert in 20 minutes. So I decided on blondies, and got my wish (and cravings) in 20 minutes.

Holla.

Easy-peasy blondies with brown butter and brown sugar for a nutty taste and soft texture. Honey roasted peanuts and semi-sweet chocolate chips balance out the flavors. Ready in just 25 minutes!

I adapted a recipe from Averie Cooks because her base blondie recipe is ridiculously easy to remember and make, and turns out every.single.time. 1 stick butter, 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and an egg. I browned the butter and used all brown sugar, resulting in soft, chewy and not-at-all-cakey blondies. AKA, the best kind.

I tossed in some honey roasted peanuts and chocolate chips, which complement each other perfectly. I bet these would be great with white chocolate chips, too!

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Honey Roasted Peanuts Chocolate Chip Blondies
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Easy-peasy blondies with brown butter and brown sugar for a nutty taste and soft texture. Honey roasted peanuts and semi-sweet chocolate chips balance out the flavors. Ready in just 25 minutes!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, browned
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup honey roasted peanuts
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Spray a 9x9 inch pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Mix together browned butter and brown sugar. Add egg and stir until completely combined.
  4. Mix in flour.
  5. Add in honey roasted peanuts and chocolate chips.
  6. Press into prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the pan comes out clean.

 

Eggnog Blondies

Need a last- minute Christmas recipe that’s simple and unique? These blondies will do the trick! 

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So I have a confession: I don’t like eggnog. Like, at all. I tried it once last year at a Christmas party for a club I was in, and I thought it was disgusting. Fast forward a year, when I’m a food blogger and well… I just felt the need to put eggnog in something. So! Blondies it is. For the record, I love these blondies!

These are incredibly easy to make, and can be made in less than 30 minutes. With all of the last minute preparations being made for Christmas, these will fit in nicely between preparing for cookie swaps, picking up some last minute stocking stuffers, and fighting everyone else at the market for a turkey.

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I took SomethingSwanky’s no-fail fudgy brownie recipe, and made some changes. Most notably, swapping out the cocoa powder for more flour. I removed one egg, and added in 6 tablespoons of eggnog (1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons). They’re soft, creamy, and full of flavor.  My dad texted me at 5 AM on his way to work saying they were “AMAZING!! But too amazing for an (almost) 50 yr old dude.” Yes, that was an exact quote.

Side note: He’s not almost 50 anymore- his birthday was Saturday! We had a great party at the Babe Ruth birthplace and naturally his parents and brothers told embarrassing stories.

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With Christmas coming so soon, a simple dessert to break up all those cookies is in order, and this is perfect for all those non cookie or chocolate lovers!

Eggnog Blondies
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Simple Blondies with eggnog flavor, perfect for the Holidays!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons eggnog (6 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Mix together butter and sugars. Add in egg and vanilla.
  3. Mix in eggnog.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly mix into wet ingredients.
  5. Pour into a 9x9 pan (if using glass pan, spray with non-stick baking spray before adding batter) and bake for 25 minutes or until edges are pulling away from pan and toothpick inserted into the middle comes out nearly clean.

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Red And Green Christmas Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Squares

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Healthier Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

You all love my healthy chocolate cookies- they’re consistantly the most viewed page of my blog. Fortunately, I love looking for ways to make my sweet, buttery, treats healthier without compromising any of the taste.

Healthier Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Blondies- With no butter, these sneakily healthy blondies cut calories and add vitamins. |Pixiedustkitchen.com

The easiest way to do this is by swapping butter for avocado. Avocados have a creamy texture that is perfect for adding to baked goods and for creaming with sugar- thanks to all of the healthy fats. In fact, Trader Joe’s goes so far as to call them natures butter. Avocados are also often referred to as “superfruit” due to all of the vitamins and antioxidants they contain. From helping with arthritis related problems to aiding with digestion, avocados deserve their reputation as a superfruit. You can read more of their health benefits here.

Unlike with my chocolate cookies, I used all white flour for a lighter texture and didn’t use any honey- so while they’re not as healthy as the cookies, they’re still pack a healthier punch with the avocado as well as a cut on calories. (So you can eat more, right?)

Healthier Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Blondies- With no butter, these sneakily healthy blondies cut calories and add vitamins. |Pixiedustkitchen.com

Like I said, if my dessert is going to be healthy, I don’t want to be able to tell that it’s healthy. And that’s the case with these blondies- Light and fluffy, thanks to a Moncler outlet heaping teaspoon of cornstarch. The avocado taste is masked with a cup of sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla extract + 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract (sold in the baking aisle of most grocery stores, or at craft and baking supply stores), and 1.5 C of chocolate and peanut butter chips. You can buy combined bags, or just add 3/4 C of each. If you don’t want to buy almond extract, you can always simply use 1.5 tsp of vanilla, but I recommend using the almond- it just adds a little something extra that you can’t quite put your finger on.

Texture wise, these are like a combination of cookies and blondies- my intention was to make cookies; so I adapted a cookie recipe. I decided to put them in a pan because I didn’t want to wait for dough to chill, and I’m glad I did. They turned out softer, lighter, and more bread-like than cookie bars- just like a blondie.

Healthier Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Blondies- With no butter, these sneakily healthy blondies cut calories and add vitamins. |Pixiedustkitchen.com

Sneakily healthy blondies full of chocolate and peanut butter chips- what can be better?

Healthier Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies
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Healthier Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies- using avocado instead of butter!
Ingredients
  • 1 medium avocado
  • ¾ C brown sugar
  • ¼ C granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 and ¼ C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • ¾ C chocolate chips
  • ¾ C peanut butter chips
Instructions
  1. Spray a 7x11 pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Peel, pit, slice and mash avocado. Cream with sugars and extracts on medium-high speed. Mix in eggs one at a time.
  3. Combine Flour, soda, salt, and cornstarch. Slowly mix into wet ingredients. Fold in chips.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20-30 minutes until top is golden brown and sides are pulling away from pan. Let cool before serving.

Mr. Goodbar Brown Butter Blondies

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Like most of you, I’m sure, the days (and weeks, apparently) after Easter left me with a plethora of candy sitting around my house.  One of my bags of chocolates was a variety of Hershey’s minis; including Milk Chocolate, Krackle’s, Hershey’s Special Dark, and Mr. Goodbars.

Here’s the thing though. I’m not a huge fan of Mr. Goodbars plain. So I set out to bake them into something. The winner? Blondies. I used the same base from Sally’s Baking Addiction that I did for my m&m blondies. I did a few things differently though- specifically, browning the Ray Ban outlet butter, and baking them in an 8×8 pan. These were things I simply didn’t have available to me the last time I made blondies, but boy did they make a difference! I found myself polishing off three or four thick, delicious, buttery and caramel-y blondies. YUM.

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Browning the butter was super duper easy. I was wary of it, but now that I’ve done it I want to brown the butter for everything. I finally understand what all the hype is about! All you do is melt the called for amount of butter in a skillet over medium heat, and keep whisking it until you see brown specks appear in the botton of the pan. The butter will be a gorgeous shade of amber, and your kitchen will be filled with a wonderful nutty aroma. Pour the butter into a bowl after this happens so the butter doesn’t burn! The entire process will take around 5-6 minutes.

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I topped them off with chopped up mini Mr. Goodbars, but you could use any candy you prefer! The great thing about blondies is that they are a blank slate for ANYTHING you want to mix in. I see myself making many more blondies in the future!

Recipe:

(adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5-7 chopped mini mr. goodbar candy bars
  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; whisking constanty. Remove from heat when butter starts to turn brown, about 5-6 minutes and pour into a large mixing bowl. Mix in brown sugar and let cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 8×8 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. To the cooled butter/sugar mixture, mix in egg and vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Pour into 8×8 pan and sprinkle the chopped candy bars on top. Mix in slightly.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the top is lightly brown. Allow to cool for at least one hour and slice into squares.

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M&M Blondies

{recipe from Sallysbakingaddiction}

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I had a rather horrible evening Thursday night. For security purposes I’m not going to talk about why, but essentially I got in a lot of trouble at work for a very small infraction, and I came home and sobbed. Friday I proceeded to eat my sorrows in Chocolate cookies and peeps. Feeling terrible about eating six cookies in one day and not saving many for my roommates, and wanting to do something other than moping over tumblr and cookies, I decided to try this recipe from sally’s baking addiction to use up a bunch of margarine and Christmas m&ms I had.

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So I made these. I substituted margarine for browned butter because I accidentally bought eight pounds of it two months ago and really need to use it up; plus, I’m saving my Vendita nuove magliette calcio a poco prezzo online 2017/18 butter for Easter. (I’m a poor intern, don’t judge me.)

I also used a larger pan instead of the 8×8 called for in the recipe because that was all I had,  so they were much thinner than Sally’s were.

To view and make this recipe, go here.