Caramel-Pumpkin Blondies

My friend Liz shared a similar caramel pumpkin blondie recipe years ago, and I've made it dozens of times with various tweaks. This is my favorite version, even though the caramel makes it sticky and messy it's totally worth it. It's forgiving, so feel free to alter and experiment! Store in an airtight container.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 9x13-inch pan

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups pumpkin puree

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts

  • ¾ cup caramel sauce (Optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Whisk flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon sugar, and salt together in a large bowl.

  3. Beat butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together in the bowl of an electric stand mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract until creamy. Beat in pumpkin until combined. Mix in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and hazelnuts. Spread 1/2 the batter into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and spread caramel sauce over the top. Top with remaining batter.

  5. Return to the oven and bake until the top is light golden brown and the edges start to pull away from the dish, 30 to 35 minutes more.

  6. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, 20 to 30 minutes. Cut into bars and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

375 Calories
18g Fat
50g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 246mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 190mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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