Laura had so many goodies to choose from that it took me 3 or 4 visits before I finally made up my mind. I decided to make her Milk Chocolate and Caramel Blondies (with my own adaptations). My son Chris had been talking about batter up brownies and going on and on about how great they were. See, Chris' grandmother and aunt make these brownies and it seems to be a favorite of many of the grandchildren!!
I found this recipe of Laura's and thought it sounded a lot like the batter up brownies that Chris talks about, so to surprise him for this evening, I went ahead and made them. Oh my goodness! Let me say that the smell that filled my home was wonderful and I could barely wait for them to finish baking and cooling down so I could try one! They were hard to keep out of after making them because the caramel bits were just so yummy and tempting.
I made the following changes to the blondies:
- instead of caramel swirl chips I used the Kraft Caramel Bits (I was bad and didn't really measure either - just kinda poured into the batter)
- instead of chocolate chips I used butterscotch chips. I wanted to make this non-chocolate and keep the caramely theme.
- instead of the pecans called for I chopped up some cashews with sea salt and added them to the brownies.