Caramel Peanut Butter Blondies
These blondies will satisfy all your sweet cravings.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Bake Time: 28 to 32 minutes
Yield: 24 bars
1 package (9 ounces) Werther's Original Baking Caramels, divided
1/2 cup butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup Karo® Dark Corn Syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Argo® Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 package (12 ounces or 2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Reserve 6 caramels and set aside. Melt butter and the remaining caramels in a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl for 1 to 2 minutes until caramels are melted. Stir in peanut butter and salt until smooth.
Beat sugar, eggs, corn syrup and vanilla in a large mixer bowl with electric mixer until well blended, about 2 minutes. Add caramel mixture, baking powder and baking soda.
Gradually add flour; mix until well blended. Set aside 1/2 cup chocolate chips; stir in remaining chips.
Spread batter into a greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle reserved 1/2 cup chocolate chips evenly over the batter. Bake for 28 to 32 minutes until golden brown, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Microwave remaining caramels and 1 teaspoon water until caramels have melted. Drizzle over warm bars. Allow bars to cool on a wire rack.