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Caramel Blondie Cups Recipe

These golden brown, cake-like brownies are baked in a muffin tin, then topped with chocolate chips, caramel and chopped pecans. It's like eating a blondie and turtle together. Yum!—Loraine E. Meyer, Bend, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • TOPPING:
  • 20 caramels
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, cream the brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture. Stir in pecans.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups about two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (centers will not rise).
  • 3. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the caramels, milk and butter; stir until smooth.
  • 4. Sprinkle chocolate chips over centers of hot blondies; top with caramel mixture. Sprinkle with pecans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 10 blondie cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 418 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.