Let me introduce you to my newest love affair…….salted chocolate chip blondies.
Yep, you read that right.
And, yes, they are indeed every bit as delicious as they sound.
I make (and eat) my fair share of desserts and these are without a doubt at the top of my list.
A few things make these blondies stand out.
First off, I use my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe which is made with browned butter. The browned butter adds so much depth to the cookies. Second, I like to add butterscotch chips because, really, what’s a blondie without butterscotch? Not a blondie if you ask me. And lastly, I sprinkle (with a heavy hand) a really good sea salt on the bars just before baking.
I personally think the whole salty-sweet thing should be a way of life.
Whom ever decided to start salting desserts deserves a medal. Or at least I should name my next dog after them.
I can’t get enough of the combination. These bars were devoured by a friend of mine that doesn’t really eat sweets.
(I know, who doesn’t eat sweets?)
Proof that these are that good.
I’m not shy about salting these bars but feel free to use some discretion and salt to taste.
Enjoy and good luck not eating the whole pan in one sitting. It happened to a friend of mine. You know, that kind of friend.
Salted Chocolate Chip Blondies
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 14 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 tablespoon coarse or flake sea salt, or to taste
Heat oven to 375F degrees. Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in bowl; set aside. Heat the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until melted, about 2 minutes. Continue cooking, swirling the pan constantly until butter is dark golden brown and has a nutty aroma, 1 to 3 minutes. Remove the skillet from heat and transfer butter to large heatproof bowl. Add both sugars and vanilla to bowl. Whisk until fully incorporated. Add egg and egg yolk and whisk until mixture is smooth and no lumps remain. Using a spatula, stir in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Press dough into a 9 x 13 baking dish or half sheet pan. Sprinkle evenly with sea salt. Bake bars for 20-25 minutes, taking care not to over cook. Transfer bars to cooling rack and cool completely.