Salted Caramel, Pretzel, Chocolate Chip Blondies Recipe
These are sweet, salty, crunchy, and maybe a little bit amazing! They are one of my kid’s favorite treats and he always begs me to make them. I usually will make a double batch of these for our parties and then hide a few for myself because they are way too good and I tend to get a little bit grumpy when there are no more left for me! A big added bonus is that no one ever knows that these bars are gluten-free!
These gluten-free treats hit all the spots with sweet, salty, crunchy plus you can make a double batch for parties!
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)
- ¾ cup brown sugar packed
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup broken gluten-free pretzels pieces
- ⅓ cup semisweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon gluten-free salted caramel sauce divided
- Scant ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8x8-inch baking dish, then line the bottom of the baking dish with parchment paper so that the ends hang over two sides.
In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Add the flour, stirring just until incorporated. Add pretzels andchocolate chips and toss very gently to combine.
Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish. Drizzle ¼ cup of the caramel sauce over the top of the batter. Swirl in gently with a sharp knife or skewer. Bake for 28-32 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack. Drizzle with an additional 1 tablespoon (or more, if desired) caramel sauce and lightly sprinkle with sea salt.
Let cool completely before cutting into bars.
These actually are better when served slightly chilled. The pretzel pieces retain their crunch this way.
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