All of our fun fall activities are finally underway. We went apple picking for the first time and got the most amazing apples. We picked like $25 worth of apples and I am making as many apple recipes as possible. My favorite has been an apple pie smoothie. We also went to the Greek Agora and gorged on so much Greek food I could barely move. Next week we are going on a hayride and picking some pumpkins.
For some reason, I don't make many brownies or blondies. I love brownies and could probably gorge myself on a whole pan in a day if I knew the calories wouldn't count. And there is an inifite amount of things you can do with blondies and I haven't tried nearly enough of them. I've decided that I need to make it a point to make more of them as possible.
So... Chocolate chunk caramel pumpkin blondies. That's a bit of a mouthful, isn't it? As much as a mouthful it is to say, trust me that you will want to have a mouthful of these gooey bars. These pumpkin blondies are the epitome of gooey melt-in-your-mouth amazingness. The chocolate and caramel melt together in the center of the blondies to create the most amazing bar ever. You'd basically have to be a crazy person in order to turn one of these down. Don't be a crazy person.
I don't mean to sound over confident or anything, but I think this is the kind of the best pumpkin recipe for someone who doesn't like pumpkin. With this blend of pumpkin, chocolate, and caramel, it pretty much guaranteed to convince anyone that they love pumpkin. So go ahead and get your fat pants on and make some chocolate chunk caramel pumpkin blondies.
Chocolate Chunk Caramel Pumpkin Blondies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups dark chocolate chunks
- 22 soft caramel candies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Link a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper
- In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter and both sugars, Beat well until light in color. Add in the egg and vanilla, then beat well. Mix in the pumpkin puree and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Slowly pour the flour into the wet ingredients and fold in until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
- Pour half the batter into the pan, then add the caramels in a layer over the batter. Pour the remaining batter into the pan.
- Bake for 40 - 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle has a few crumbs clinging to it. (we want it slightly underbaked). Allow to cool, then remove from the pan. and wait until completely cool until cutting (Or not. It'll be hard to resist, but it will be harder to cut while warm)
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I made the Chocolate caramel pumpkin blondies. The outsides were dry but the middle was okay. I did not use parchment paper to hard to try to level. Also I would recommend to melt caramel because they did not melt when they were in-between the layers. Therefore, when I bit into blondie would get a whole caramel. That was not a good feeling. Also would cut down on baking time. I baked for 35 min but would start checking at 30 min. I gave this 3 stars due to the whole caramel experience. I think it would be a 5 star if you take the caramels out.
Hi Laura, thanks for your feedback! May I ask what brand of soft caramels you used? I used the Kraft caramels and they melted really well (their caramel bits also worked really well for me)
June @ How to Philosophize with Cake says
Oh wow those blondies look amazingly decadent! Love all the caramel candies in here, bet they get all nice and gooey once baked 😀
They are super gooey and amazing. Caramel everywhere!!
Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com says
Ho-ly crap, Amanda, these look phenomenal! I cannot wait to have an occasion to make these--or to make up an occasion, just so I can give them a try.
How about Its Halfway Through The Week And I Deserve It Day? 😉
Beeta @ Mon Petit Four says
Oh YUM! I totally believe you when you say these are melty and gooey....just look at them! I'm dying to get my hands on one of those now! And your fall festivities sound so fun...I love apple picking and choosing my own pumpkin <3
These are really great for a fun decadent treat. We are going pumpkin picking in a few hours actually. So excited!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
These blondies look FABULOUS. Pumpkin and chocolate is one thing, but throw in caramel and everything gets about 10000x better! Pinning 🙂
Yes, pumpkin should go with chocolate and caramel all the time, right? Lol