Chocolate Butterscotch Salted Caramel Blondies


Total Time:

55 minutes



These Chocolate Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels Blondies are game changers! If you’re craving a soft, gooey, blondie with hints of butterscotch and chocolate, well, you’ve come to the right place!

Chocolate Butterscotch Salted Caramel Blondies from (@whatsgabycookin)

Today we are making Chocolate Butterscotch Salted Caramels Blondies. They are gonna BLOW YOUR MIND. And I don’t say that lightly.

You know when you go shopping and you find something that you’re fairly certain is going to change your life? And then you get home and open whatever it is up, and pop a few of them in your mouth, and realize that HOLY MOLY your life really did change right in front of your eyes. Get ready…

Chocolate Butterscotch Salted Caramel Blondies

Recently I was at Trader Joe’s, somewhere I visit way too frequently and saw these Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels sitting by the checkout stand. I had a sweet tooth at the moment (when do I not?) and figured I’d grab a bag and snack on them over the next week. WRONG. I got home, ate them all in one day, and went BACK to TJ’s and bought 7 more bags. Clearly it was the beginning of an obsession. And it’s just escalated from there.

I ate the first few bags just plain, because that’s what I do. Pop a few in my mouth between commercial breaks while watching TV at night. Just doing my thang, don’t judge πŸ™‚

I then decided that it was probably a good idea to bake with these little nuggets and fold them into some blondies to make Chocolate Butterscotch Salted Caramels Blondies. Well, let’s just say this. It’s been one of my best ideas yet. Hands down, I like these more than my slutty brownies. And that’s saying something.

If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, can you substitute with equal parts chocolate chips and butterscotch chips! It’s a win win situation.

What’s the difference between a blondie and a brownie you ask?

Blondies resemble that of a traditional brownie, but instead of using cocoa powder and white sugar, you use vanilla and brown sugar. Blondies are made from flour, brown sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla. Some may contain walnuts or pecans but I also go for chocolate chips of some sort!

PS – are you thinking of putting this on your Thanksgiving menu? Check out the full What’s Gaby Cooking menu here along with the master prep schedule to keep things organized and on track!

Chocolate Butterscotch Salted Caramel Blondies from (@whatsgabycookin)

Chocolate Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels Blondies

If you're craving a soft, gooey, blondie with hints of butterscotch and chocolate, well, you've come to the right place!Β These Chocolate Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels Blondies are game changers
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the brown sugar and mix with a whisk until well combined. Remove the pot from the heat and add the vanilla and eggs, whisking constantly until fully incorporated.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the pot and slowly mix until just combined. The batter will be a bit stiff, but that's normal. Fold in the Chocolate Sea Salt Butterscotch Caramels.
  • Spray a 9x9 baking pan or line it with parchment paper. Transfer the batter into the prepared baking sheet and transfer it into the oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Once the blondie brownies have baked, remove them from the oven and let cool for at least 2 hours before cutting and serving.

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  1. Sharon

    This recipe looks amazing!!!!! I wish I didn’t have to go to work because I would love to whip up a batch right now!!!!!

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I just posted a salted caramel and chocolate post today. Great minds think alike. And all of the TJs salted caramel stuff is so dangerous. I love it. Like…so much. I love your 7 bags story πŸ™‚ Your bars look fab!

  3. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    LOVE those little caramels…man, I would go to town on those! Yum!

  4. Marie @ Little Kitchie

    Yum yum yum! These look awesome, Gaby! And if you say they trump your slutty brownies, gotta try them!

  5. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    These are serious stunners. I could definitely eat half a tray of these!

  6. Julie @ Table for Two

    I could try to say that 10 times fast with a mouthful of these in my mouth, how about that? haha πŸ™‚ these look amazing!!

  7. Monika

    These look dangerously delicious. TJ’s was on my to do list today, so I have just added these little morsels to it!!

    • Gaby

      OMG is right! I’ll bring them to IACP next year πŸ™‚

  8. naomi

    Well, next to your slutty brownies – yes, this is one of your best ideas!!! πŸ™‚

  9. Heather Christo

    Oh jeez. I was lucky enough to get to eat these when you made them and they were indeed MAGNIFICENT!!

  10. tracy

    NO WAY. The side shots…where you can see the ooey gooey butteryness of these blondes. ZOMG. I die.

    • Gaby

      ahahahahaha. ooey gooey butteryness side shots is where it’s AT!

  11. Heather @ French Press

    I pass those caramels almost daily, now I think I’m going to have to buy them

    • Gaby

      YES!!! give in to the Trader Joes temptation! It’s soooo good

  12. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    These are awesome, Gaby! They look so soft, chewy and perfect for snacking!

    • Gaby

      you and me both! let’s do it one day πŸ™‚

  13. Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog

    I’m a sucker for any salted caramel – these look like heaven!

    • Gaby

      me too! can’t say no to salted caramel ever! #cantstopwontstop

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  15. Michelle

    You can’t go wrong with salted caramel. I haven’t come accross these at TJ’s yet, I will definitely be checking next time I’m there. Thanks for the heads up and the recipe!

    • Gaby

      OMG yes!! Let me know when you try it! And watch out for the TJ’s caramel balls… they are addictive!

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  17. saVUryandsweet

    why oh why did i buy these caramel balls?!? can.not.stop.eating.them.

  18. Diane

    I just made these and I found that the baking time is off, at least for my oven. I set my timer for 36 minutes. You suggest 40-45. At 36 minutes, mine were very overdone. Shame on me for not checking on them sooner. I suggest that folks start to check for doneness at 25 minutes, and keep checking from there. Mine would have been perfectly fine at 30 minutes. Taste is delicious, but my consistency is poor because they were overbaked. Will try again and cook for a half hour.

    • Gaby

      Hi Diane, thats good to know. What kind of pan were you using? I baked mine for 30 minutes and they were totally gooey in the middle. Interested to hear your response!! Thanks πŸ™‚

    • Diane

      Ah, you cooked yours for 30 minutes. That explains why they didn’t look like mine. Your recipe directs us to bake them for 40-45 minutes!

  19. Nina

    Do you cut the butterscotch caramels in half or leave them whole?

    • Gaby

      I leave them whole πŸ™‚ But you could go either way!

    • Nina

      Thanks for the speedy reply! Can’t wait to make these. I have 1 more question, how long should I bake these if I use a 8×8 pan? I don’t have a 9×9 pan.

    • Gaby

      I’d bake them for the same time and just check on them every few minutes to see if they need a bit more time since they will be thicker than mine. Probably only a few minutes more. And then be sure to let them rest for a while after pulling them out of the oven so they can set πŸ™‚

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    If you order your candies online, be warned that you might find them melted together. I ordered some and they were melted into one giant blob. I had to break them apart. Tasted ok, but was not usable for this recipe.

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  23. melissa

    Didn’t you make chocolate chip cookies with these as well? I keep looking, but I cannot find it.

    • Gaby Dalkin

      I think it was only on a snapisode. Use my traditional cookie recipe and just sub the chocolate chips with the butterscotch balls!

  24. Tatiane

    Any suggestions for a gluten free flour option? Sorry to be a pain. Tks Xoxo

  25. Debby

    Better than slutty brownies???? My family LOVES slutty brownies. Must.try.these!

  26. Irene Soto

    These look fantastic. I’d love to make these and another batch with no chocolate as I have one son that does not like chocolate. Do you have any recommendations for a substitute for the chocolate covered caramels?