Bready or Not Original: Apple Caramel Chip Blondies
These are small, soft, and highly snackable apple bars, perfect for kids and adults alike!
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: apple, bars, caramel chips, chocolate
Author: Beth Cato
3/4cuplight brown sugar packed
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
2large eggs room temperature
1apple such as Ambrosia or Honeycrisp, peeled and chopped into raisin-sized pieces
1/3cupcaramel chips or substitute butterscotch chips or white chocolate chips
Preheat oven at 350-degrees. Line a 9x9 pan with foil and apply nonstick spray or butter.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter, and continue to monitor a few more minutes, stirring often, to brown the butter. It should have a fresh, nutty smell. Remove from heat. Stir in the brown sugar and vanilla until the sugar is less grainy. Let the pan cool for a few minutes. Beat in the eggs until smooth. Stir in the dry ingredients next, followed by the apple pieces. Fold in the chips last.
Pour the batter into the pan and smooth out the top. Bake for about 25 minutes, until the middle passes the toothpick test.
Cool to room temperature. Use the foil to lift the contents onto a cutting board to slice up. Store the bars in a sealed container, with waxed paper or parchment between stacked layers.