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These Salted Caramel Blondies are addictive, sweet and salty and so simple! Soft and chewy with a gooey caramel filling, they're finished with an irresistible flaky sea salt crunch.
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5 from 3 votes

Salted Caramel Blondies

These heavenly Salted Caramel Blondies are a must-make recipe for the ultimate sweet and salty flavor bomb! Soft and chewy with a buttery brown sugar & caramel flavor, they're finished off with an addictive flaky sea salt crunch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Bars
Servings: 15 -18
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel

Ingredients

  • sticks unsalted butter cubed
  • 2 cups Kraft caramel squares unwrapped and divided (about 1.5 bags' worth or approximately 48-50 caramel squares total)
  • cups light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Flaky sea salt for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9x13" rectangular metal baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil liberally with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the butter and 14 caramels (about 1/2 cup). Heat over medium-low, stirring constantly until caramels soften and melt. Remove from heat and let set for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Whisk in the brown sugar, followed by the eggs, one at a time, whisking very well after each addition so as not to scramble the eggs, followed by the vanilla extract. Add in the flour, baking soda and salt and mix well until a soft batter comes together.
  • Pour about half of the batter into the bottom of the prepared pan evenly. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until just about set. Remove from oven but keep oven on.
  • While bars partially bake, make the filling. Combine remaining 1 & 1/2 cups caramels (about 34 caramels total) with heavy cream and microwave in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds - 1 minute, stirring until melted and smooth.
  • Once base layer is partially baked, pour the caramel mixture on top evenly, followed by the remaining blondie batter. Sprinkle the tops with flaky sea salt. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until set and center is golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars.