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5 from 8 votes

Pecan Praline Blondies

These Pecan Praline Blondies are fantastic! Rich and sinfully sweet with crunchy pecans and loads of butter and brown sugar. A must-make!
Prep Time2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time2 hrs 42 mins
Course: Bars, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Dessert
Servings: 15 -18
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel

Ingredients

  • FOR BLONDIES:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FOR PRALINE ICING:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9" baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil with cooking spray and set aside.
  • To make the blondies: In a medium/large sauce pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Stir in the brown sugar until combined. Let cool for about 5-10 minutes. After it's cooled off a little, whisk in the eggs and the vanilla until combined. Lastly, whisk in the salt, baking powder and flour until a soft batter forms.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Bake for approx. 19-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • Wipe out the sauce pot and return it to the stove. To make the praline icing: Add the butter and brown sugar to the sauce pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir constantly for 2 minutes. Add in the heavy cream and bring back up to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat and cool slightly, about 10-15 minutes. Once cooled off a little bit, add in the powdered sugar. Fold in the pecans.
  • Working quickly, spread the praline icing over the blondie base in an even layer. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set the icing before cutting into bars.