Cashew Caramel Blondies

Thursday, July 18, 2013
I’m feeling as if I’ve posted a recipe similar to this before. but who can really say?  I’ve been blogging for almost six years, and I can’t remember what I’ve blogged and haven’t blogged.  I really like the combination of salty cashews and caramel though, so I will create as many desserts with them as I can. 

My blog.  Do what I want.

It just occurred to me how good browned butter would be in these.  Try it and let me know how it goes, okay?  I put chocolate chips in the blondies and really liked  that flavor and texture, but I think they would be good without chocolate chips, too.

So yay!  Blondies!  Make these if you can bear to turn on the oven.  I can’t.  i think I’m throwing in the towel for the rest of the summer.  Too hot, too hot, too hot.  Let’s just eat Dairy Queen Blizzards for the remaining months.

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Cashew Caramel Blondies

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup salted cashew halves
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Caramel sauce
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat an 8x8-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  In a large bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla until creamy - about 2 minutes.  Beat in eggs until combined - about 2 minutes.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture until just combined.  Stir in cashews and chocolate chips until combined.

Spread into prepared pan.  Bake 25-27 minutes, or until golden brown and set.  When cool, drizzle with a tablespoon or two of caramel sauce.  Slice into bars.

12 comments on "Cashew Caramel Blondies"
  1. Oh yes...browned butter would be sooo good in these!

  2. I don't think I've ever had cashews in a dessert, and now I will think of nothing else until I do! Haha!

  3. these look pretty intense! in a totally good way ;)

  4. Yummy, as usual! But it's too hot to bake, so can you just send me this batch? I'll be waiting...

  5. I stir the brown sugar into melted butter for my blondies so I'll try them with browned butter and let you know. I don't believe you'll be able to hold out on baking for the rest of the summer, though!

  6. Thank you for giving me the perfect use for leftover caramel sauce! I may just have to try these when I return from my vacation.

  7. Blondies are always a winner! Love the combo of cashews and caramel!

  8. Cashews often get short shrift when it comes to desserts...but these blondies let them shine in a gloriously caramelly kind of way!

  9. Anything with caramel is a yes in my book!

  10. I'm pretty sure I would turn on my oven for these! but, I'm totally down with Blizzards for dinner!

  11. I love the sound of this combination... a must-try!