The best salted caramel blondies recipe

11 Apr




I receive umpteen cookbooks to review in my day job at the Fairfax community paper where I work. It is one of the highlights of my job and I love reading through them and seeing what brilliant cooking minds are coming up with. Some books are incredible, some mediocre but the ones that stand out are the books that have that something extra. 


The recent release of MasterChef Australia runner-up Callum Hann’s ‘I’d Eat That! Simple Ways To Be A Better Cook’ had me immediately. A hardback but compact book it came complete with built-in elastic bookmark to help you easily find your page.

The first recipe I made was Callum’s salted dirty blondies and woah! Did these babies pack a punch. I reduced the sugar from the original and omitted the coffee.

Cut into small squares to serve – that way you can have more : )


180g butter, melted

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

225g plain flour

140g white chocolate [melts or cut into chunks]

65g slivered almonds

sea salt [best quality flakes]

Let’s get to it:

Preheat oven to 190C and grease and line a 20cm square cake pan.

In a large bowl mix butter and sugar, then beat in eggs one at a time then vanilla. Stir in flour and big pinch of sea salt, then sir in almonds and white chocolate.

Scrape into pan then add another generous sprinkle of sea salt.

Bake for around 17 minutes – you want it to be moist but not raw.

Remove from oven, sprinkle over another dash of sea salt and allow to cool before cutting into squares.




47 Responses to “The best salted caramel blondies recipe”

  1. Liz April 11, 2014 at 3:05 am #

    I envy you getting a first look at so many cookbooks 🙂 This looks like a great find and the recipe title sells it. Yum.

    • thehungrymum April 11, 2014 at 3:06 am #

      It makes me so happy to see the book deliveries sitting on my desk 🙂 This recipe is goooood – hope you try it.

  2. Little Gumnut April 11, 2014 at 5:24 am #

    Nice perk to the job!! They look delicious! loving your photograph of it! I’ll have to pin it and try it when my oven is fixed!!

    • thehungrymum April 11, 2014 at 6:33 am #

      Thanks Sophie 🙂 You’ll love these – not too sweet but they certainly hit the spot x

  3. Lydia Devadason April 11, 2014 at 7:10 am #

    Wow, these look delicious! Yum – a weekend treat I feel 😉

    • thehungrymum April 11, 2014 at 7:12 am #

      Luckily the weekend is so close you can smell it so hurrah for blondies 🙂

  4. acasadisimi April 11, 2014 at 7:20 am #

    these look delicious!!!

  5. Midge April 11, 2014 at 8:27 am #

    These look scrumptious – just perfect for afternoon tea!

  6. cheergerm April 11, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    I am well jelly (as all the hip young kids say). Many, many moons ago I worked in a bookshop and loved looking at all the new cookbooks. These look delightful and I can’t wait to bake them.

    • thehungrymum April 11, 2014 at 9:30 am #

      I can’t believe how many new cookbooks are released each month! I’m lucky – I get the catalogues & pick & choose what I want 🙂 These are very yum 🙂

  7. craftysorcha April 11, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    Oh those sound lovely!

    • thehungrymum April 11, 2014 at 9:26 am #

      thanks! There’s something bewitching about salted caramel.

      • craftysorcha April 11, 2014 at 9:39 am #

        Yes there is! I don’t have a very sweet tooth, I’m more into savouries, I think that’s why I love salted caramel!

  8. LFFL April 11, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    I’ve never made my own yet, but this is making me want to go for it.

    • thehungrymum April 11, 2014 at 9:48 am #

      Go for it! You’ll be glad you did #delicious

  9. Gather and Graze April 11, 2014 at 9:53 am #

    Oh so yummy! I’ll be trying these VERY soon! 🙂

  10. whatjessicabakednext April 11, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    These blondies sound absolutely divine!

  11. Mike April 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    Reblogged this on This Got My Attention and commented:
    Mmmmm, caramel …, more tasty goodies from The Hungry Mom!

  12. girl in a food frenzy April 11, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    Salted caramel & blondies are the best words to have besides each other! Love that pink heart dish too 🙂

  13. houseofbedlam April 11, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    You had me at white chocolate! These look so yummy!

  14. Choc Chip Uru April 12, 2014 at 12:23 am #

    Wouldn’t mind a nice big blondie batch 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  15. Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence April 12, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    These look and sound absolutely delicious. It’s that combination of sweet and salty I can’t get enough of! I am enjoying the recipes on your blog. 🙂

    • thehungrymum April 13, 2014 at 2:38 am #

      Ta! Sweet & salty is just amazing in a baked good, isn’t it? Thanks for your sweet words.

  16. Sally April 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    I love the look of these – and so will my daughters.

    • thehungrymum April 13, 2014 at 2:48 am #

      I hope you try them – you’ll be glad you did 🙂

  17. Helen @ Scrummy Lane April 12, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    I discovered blondies fairly recently and I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on them all these years! I think they work especially well with white chocolate!
    P.S. I’m envious of your job that involves cook book surfing!

  18. chewtown April 13, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    Oooh, I love a blondie and the addition of salted caramel sounds amazing!

    • thehungrymum April 14, 2014 at 5:03 am #

      There’s just something about a good blondie, isn’t there?

  19. prairiepalate April 13, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    They look so delicious!

  20. ChgoJohn April 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    And to think, I just bought some white chocolate and didn’t know what I was going to make with it — until now. These sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Rachel @ Bakerita April 13, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

    I love salted caramel and I love blondies, so these sound like perfection to me! Salty and sweet is so perfect and delicious 🙂

    • thehungrymum April 14, 2014 at 5:06 am #

      I think you must give this a try – you’ll be glad you did 😉

  22. milkteaxx April 14, 2014 at 6:17 am #

    oh yes! salted caramel blondies! my dream come true!

    • thehungrymum April 15, 2014 at 3:22 am #

      You should make this dream come true & bake them 🙂 Thank me later!

  23. Sydney, Kids, Food + Travel April 15, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

    Oh those look good, and highly dangerous to the waistline. My kids would go mad for them, which is always handy. I love white choc but not the melts so much. But I have some white choc in a bar that could just be chopped up. Slurp.

    • thehungrymum April 16, 2014 at 5:55 am #

      Sooo bad for the hips! I’m *so* not a white choc fan – I find it waaaay to sweet. But a little bit in a slice such as this ain’t half bad 😉

  24. Noted in Nashville April 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    I’d eat that too! 🙂

    • thehungrymum April 16, 2014 at 5:54 am #

      My mission is to make the world a fatter, happier place 😉

      • Martine @ Chompchomp April 21, 2014 at 12:04 am #

        That is a good mission! And looks like you are having success with all this deliciousness!

  25. Saskia (1=2) April 22, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    Oh yum! These look moist and fantastic. Love the heart-shaped dish!

    • thehungrymum April 23, 2014 at 9:21 am #

      Thanks! This dish is so cute but I keep it tucked away in the back of the cupboard & often forget I even have it 😐

  26. MyKabulKitchen April 23, 2014 at 8:36 pm #

    These look delicious!! I love all sweet/salty combinations 🙂

    • thehungrymum April 24, 2014 at 4:05 am #

      Isn’t it a fab combo? Hits all the targets 🙂

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