While sweets haven’t been in the forefront of my pregnancy cravings, my sweet tooth has come back with a vengeance the past couple of weeks. Gummy worms, frozen yogurt, Junior Mints, cherry dipped cones, you name it. I want it.
I had a craving last week for a rich bar dessert, and these Brown Butter Salted Caramel Butterscotch Blondies certainly fit the bill. Anything with brown butter AND salted caramel AND butterscotch just screams ‘rich’ right? I was going to stop with just the brown butter and butterscotch, but I figured why leave out that jar of caramel sauce in my refrigerator waiting to be used? Why not just use it now? My pregnancy brain definitely has not affected my dessert decision-making.
Even though these have quite the title and might sound a little fancy, I assure you if you know how to melt butter on the stovetop and buy a jar of caramel sauce, you’re good to go. I have memorized this tutorial for making brown butter by heart and I promise once you try it once, you’ll be hooked.
I also cheated a bit with the caramel and used a jar of it in our fridge, as opposed to making my own, so if you’re a purist, make your own! If you like shortcuts, buy a jar. No one has to know.
These blondies were irresistible warmed up with a big scoop of ice cream on top, as well as washed down with a big glass of milk. And if you’re smart (unlike us) you’ll bring them to some friends to share with, because you might be in trouble with an entire pan in your house. These babies are dangerously addictive!