A little gooey, a little crunchy and with just a touch of sea salt – Pecan Butterscotch Blondies with Sea Salt are the perfect treat.
Happy New Year! Did you have a good one? Ready to kick off 2013 with a bang?
I think I’m still recovering from New Year’s Eve – I really need to remind myself that I’m too old to stay up that late anymore without at least 2 days for recovery. Ah, well it’s only once a year right?
So, I know what you are thinking right now. Did she really just give us a recipe for blondies only 3 days into January? How am I supposed to keep my resolutions when you present buttery, gooey, nutty deliciousness?
Well. To be fair, I made these before the New Year and second even if you are trying to lose that holiday poundage (I know I am!); I always say no successful diet will happen if you deny yourself what you want.
We can eat as healthy as we want, but when you are craving a piece of chocolate or a cookie, just go for it. Don’t eat a giant portion, but a little bit will do you some good. Depriving yourself will just make you binge and fall off the wagon later on.
I know these blondies look irresistible. They are, the smell that wafts out as you bake them will immediately get your mouth to water. A little touch of sea salt on the top helps break the overwhelming sweetness that you can get from all the brown sugar and butterscotch chips.
The best part about these? You can mix everything by hand and from start to finish they are done in about 35 minutes (not including cooling time). Perfect to throw together for that unexpected guest.
Oh, and I do recommend sharing a piece with a friend, or at least cutting them smaller than I did. These guys are heavy and just a few bites will put you in a happy place.