Sweet or salty? Potato chip or chocolate? Which do you prefer? Wait, don't answer that question - cuz you can have both! Salty and sweet is a flavor combination made in heaven, I'm convinced of it. Chocolate covered pretzels - mmmmmm.... One of my faves! And, these Sweet and Salty Brown Butter Blondies satisfy allllll the cravings for these two flavors in a new way. And that means no more having to choose between the two!
What makes these Blondies so special?
What doesn't make these special should be the question! They're thick and chewy, first of all. Secondly, they have milk chocolate chips AND potato chips in them. What?! Potato chips in a blondie?! It works, my friends, in so many ways. The crunch and saltiness from the chips adds the perfect balance against the sweetness of the milk chocolate chips and brown sugar in this recipe.
Aren't Blondies Just Cookies Made in a Pan?
Sure, you could take your tried and true Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (here's my best one, if that's what you're looking for!) and spread the batter in a pan rather than scoop into individual cookies. However, this usually doesn't turn out so well in that the cookie bars are dry and tough. Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes are created with the intent to bake cookies individually. And without the browning that occurs from baking them individually, you end up with dry and tough cookie bars. And along comes these Sweet & Salty Brown Butter Blondies and all your problems are solved! You're welcome 🙂
A Little Bit About Brown Butter and Why You Need It
Butter is essential. It makes everything in our lives taste so much better. But when you melt it and brown it, these blondies get taken to a whole other level. Like, I wanna eat the entire bowl of batter now cuz the it's just so damn good level. But, I won't do that (well, maybe just a little...), instead I'll eat more than my fair share of these amazing blondies. That's cuz the melted butter, for one, gives the blondies a chewier texture which is what moves them out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary category. And, brown butter makes the flavor slightly nuttier tasting and full of butterscotchy goodness. A flavor that goes oh-so-well in this recipe.
For more variations of Blondies, try my Biscoff Blondies and my Brown Butter Blondies with Salted Caramel Buttercream!Print