• Chocolate Chip Blondies with Caramel-Bourbon Sauce

    by Christin Mahrlig on May 5, 2014

    in Brownies and Bars, Desserts

    Chocolate Chip Blondies with Bourbon Sauce

    Buttery blondies sweetened with plenty of brown sugar and semisweet chocolate chips. They are moist and soft with the crunch of a few pecans. Chocolate Chip Blondies are simple divine all on their own, but to make them extra decadent, I’ve added a scoop of vanilla ice cream and an easy Caramel-Bourbon Sauce.

    Chocolate Chip Blondies with Bourbon Sauce

    Now technically it is not really a caramel sauce. More of a brown sugar sauce. But it looks and tastes like caramel sauce and is infinitely more easy to make.

    Bourbon, with its hints of caramel and vanilla really complements the flavor of the sauce. I’m currently fantasizing about how good it would be drizzled on a warm apple crumble or apple pie, or apple anything really. With the temperature hitting close to 90 degrees today, I must be dreaming of fall weather already.

    Chocolate Chip Blondies with Bourbon Sauce

    A plain blondie or brownie is by itself one of my absolute favorite sweet treats. I’ll take them over cookies any day, a cake most days, and pie? It depends on the pie. I do so love pies as well.

    Blondies are best when they are moist, rich, and exceptionally buttery. These blondies are all of those things and more.

    Chocolate Chip Blondies with Bourbon Sauce

    These Chocolate Chip Blondies with Caramel-Bourbon Sauce would be an easy dessert to make for a summer cookout. Everything can be made ahead of time and assembled last minute. If the caramel sauce thickens up too much, just microwave it for a few seconds.

    Dripping with ooey, gooey Caramel-Bourbon Sauce, no one will be able to resist these blondies. Promise.

     

    Chocolate Chip Blondie with Caramel-Bourbon Sauce

    Chocolate Chip Blondies with Bourbon Sauce
     
    Rich and buttery blondies with chocolate chips and pecans topped with vanilla ice cream and Caramel-Bourbon Sauce.
    Recipe type: Dessert
    Serves: 12
    Ingredients
    • 1¾ cups brown sugar
    • 10 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1¾ cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    • ½ cup chopped pecans
    • vanilla ice cream
    Caramel-Bourbon Sauce
    • ½ cup brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
    • ½ tablespoon bourbon
    Instructions
    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
    2. In a large bowl whisk together brown sugar and butter.
    3. Add eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until incorporated.
    4. Add flour, baking powder, and salt and use a wooden spoon to fold into mixture until no flour is visible. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    5. Bake 35-38 minutes. Let cool before slicing.
    6. To make Caramel-Bourbon Sauce, heat brown sugar, butter, heavy cream, and bourbon in a small pan. Bring to a boil and whisk for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
    7. To serve, cut blondies into squares. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and Caramel-Bourbon Sauce.

     

     

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    Kristin June 10, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    I’ve made this caramel sauce twice and both times and followed the recipe exactly, but it’s come out very grainy. Do you have any suggestions to make it smoother in texture?

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    Christin Mahrlig June 11, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Try adding a little corn syrup and that should help. You can also try stirring less. What type of cooktop do you have?

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    Kristin June 11, 2014 at 10:09 am

    It’s electric, and it’s old so I’m sure that’s part of the problem..when should I add the corn syrup?

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    Christin Mahrlig June 11, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Try adding it at the beginning with the other ingredients.

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    Kristin June 11, 2014 at 11:05 am

    It looks like not mixing it worked! I didn’t have any corn syrup so I took my chances and huff didn’t stir it at all. It’s in the fridge now. It seemed and tasted smooth so hopefully it’s like that after sitting a while. Thank you!

    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl May 12, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Super yummy! These look crazy delicious!

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    Laura Dembowski May 11, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I don’t care if this is traditional caramel or not, so long as I can have some! But don’t mention fall yet . . . it was the worst winter ever here, literally.

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    Martta May 10, 2014 at 4:59 am

    I like all thing brown sugar sauce! Lick the bowl clean! What a beautiful dessert and so good! Thanks very nice

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    Krystle(Baking Beauty) May 7, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    These look delicious! I just want to stick my finger in that caramel sauce

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    Christin Mahrlig May 8, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    It’s tempting isn’t it?

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments May 7, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Oh girl! This is over the top. Perfect way to end a crazy day in my opinion. Pinning!

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats May 7, 2014 at 10:36 am

    These look like the best kind of blondies…ooey gooey on the inside! And topping them with ice cream and bourbon sauce certainly isn’t a bad thing ;) I would LOVE this for dessert!

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    Jenna May 7, 2014 at 7:53 am

    This dessert looks amazing! Never tried bourban in caramel sauce before.

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    Annie @Maebells May 7, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Yum! I love blondies and these look awesome! Now I want one for breakfast! :)

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    Christin Mahrlig May 7, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I want one of your lemon poppy seed granola bars for breakfast Annie! :) Double yum!

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    Kelly May 7, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Wow, these look amazing Christin! I love everything about these blondies and can’t stop drooling over that caramel-bourbon sauce – pinning :)

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes May 7, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Oh. my. gosh. These are just wrong!!! In a good way, though!!! :)

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    Christin Mahrlig May 7, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Hehe. Thanks Ashley!

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    Deittra@Bon Appégeechee May 7, 2014 at 12:04 am

    a-w-e inspiring! I made blondies a couple weeks ago. COMPLETE FAIL! Even more disappointing was that I was using my Family’s recipe given to me by phone a day or so before. Unsure as to whether the pan I used was a misstep, or whether I wrote down an incorrect measurement, that I haven’t moved to retest (or confirm) the recipe with my Aunt. I’m SO retesting, using this recipe as inspiration! You’re a doll! Thanks!

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    Christin Mahrlig May 7, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Hope the second time is a success!

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    marcie May 6, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    These look insanely good, Christin! I love blondes, and with that sauce oozing down the sides, I can barely stand it. I’d want to pour that over just about anything! :)

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    Christin Mahrlig May 7, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Thanks Marcie! I’m thinking I may have to be really naughty and try the sauce on some pancakes!

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    Matt @ Runner Savvy May 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Oh man this looks delicious!

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    Christin Mahrlig May 7, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Thanks Matt!

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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane May 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    You definitely managed to sell these to me with your description and your photos. I only really ‘discovered’ blondies recently, but now I’m a die-hard fan. These ones look just irresistible. Definitely pinning.

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    Christin Mahrlig May 6, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Yay! We can be in the die hard club together :)
    Thanks for pinning!

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking May 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Confession: when I pulled up your post I swore. I actually said, “Holy Sh*t” out loud. Good think no one was around to hear it!

    These blondies look fabulous! And the caramel-bourbon sauce! I just can’t even… Pass a spoon!

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    Christin Mahrlig May 6, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Lol! You always make me laugh Lindsey! We need one of those chocolate fountains with this sauce flowing down! :)

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl May 6, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Oh yeah, feeling the love with these blondies. They look sinfully good!

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    Tahnycooks May 6, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I love all thing brown sugar sauce! Lick the bowl clean! What a beautiful dessert!

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    Ashley May 6, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Oh wow, this is the ultimate dessert! Chocolate chip blondies, ice cream and that awesome bourbon sauce??? I’ll be right over : )

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    Medeja May 6, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Your brownies look gorgeous! And bourbon sauce makes it even better :)

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    Christin Mahrlig June 11, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Yay! I’m so glad it worked. Hopefully it will be after being refrigerated too.

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