Pecan Chocolate Caramel Blondie Recipe



I am not a huge fan of pecan pie but these bars are a similar taste except for adding chocolate chips in the center which totally made me a huge fan. The texture and filling is just awesome and I love how easy they are to make and serve to guests. Perfect dessert option for the busy cook and great alternative to making a pie. 

They will all ask you for the recipe I promise!


Pecan Chocolate Caramel Blondie Recipe


Dough


1 cup flour

1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter softened
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix together in a bowl until well blended divide in half

Filling:

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup whole pecans
6 ounces ice cream topping caramel

Garnish:

Optional: cinnamon sugar mixture

Assembly for bars:

Line a 9 inch square pan with parchment paper.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pat half the dough into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar on top.

Sprinkle with 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips and half a jar of ice cream caramel topping
 (around 6 ounces) over the top of the chips

Add the rest of the dough on top evenly as best as you can.

Top with around 1/2 cup whole pecans and add more cinnamon sugar  on top of dough if desired

Bake at 350 degrees for around 25 minutes. Cool completely, cut into bars.

Apple Pie Sour Cream Muffin Recipe


These are the perfect breakfast muffin, brunch or on the go. Love the smell of these baking. The aroma lingers long after they are baked and shouts fall. Easy, simple recipe that is a no fail every time.




Use any kind of apples you like, I prefer a tart one over the sweeter kinds as they sugar enhances the flavors



Batter:

1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup butter)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all purpose flour

Topping:

1 or more large apples pared cored and diced mcintosh, granny smith or cortland
1 teaspoon cinnamon or more to taste
1/2 cup brown sugar

Optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts ( but that would be more like a coffee cake than pie topped!)

In a large mixing bowl, place all wet ingredients in the bowl. Slowly add all the dry and mix until thick batter is evenly blended.

Place  batter in lined cupcake tin ( I use a ice cream scooper) and put 1 teaspoon of apple topping on each muffin. Bake in 350 preheated hot oven until brown around 25 minutes. Makes around 12.