Bready or Not Original: Macadamia Nut Caramel Chip Blondies
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Bready or Not Original: Macadamia Nut Caramel Chip Blondies

These delicious, fast-to-make bars utilize salted caramel chips, a fantastic new innovation on the baking aisle. These bars are chewy and sweet with a welcome crunch from the macadamia nuts.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: bars, chocolate, macadamia nuts
Author: Beth Cato


  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup salted caramel chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts chopped


  • Preheat oven at 350-degrees. Line a 9x13 baking pan with foil and apply nonstick spray or butter.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy and smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla.
  • In a smaller bowl, sift together the flour, oats, salt, and baking powder. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet. Stir in the two kinds of chips and macadamia nuts until just distributed.
  • Smooth out the dough in the prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the center passes the toothpick test. Cool completely before using the foil to life the contents from pan to slice on a cutting board.
  • Store in a sealed container with parchment or wax paper between the layers.