Blueberry Caramel Almond Blondies

Now now now…don’t get excited! I am still grounded in the baking department. I still have a whole load of things I haven’t posted about during my baking binge period!
I have NEVER been a fan of Almond flavoring. Almond extract just tastes nasty and contrived to me. But yet I still have a bottle in the pantry??!! Along side of every other extract know to man..its parked right next to my Root Beer extract. Does anyone else out there have an absurd amount of extracts?
I was perusing the food blog world and fell upon these bad boys on Smashing Licks.
And for some unknown reason, I had to bake them immediately!! Even with the almond extract, I STILL had to bake them! It took like 5 seconds to whip them up. The batter was really thick, so I was VERY tempted to add milk. But soooooo unlike me, I stuck to the way the recipe was written. And I am so very happy I did. These little bad boys were out of this world. Hmmmm, maybe I do like almond extract(in small amounts).
I found they were best the night they were made. The next day, the flavor was still the same amazing out of the oven flavor..but they lost a bit of chew. So eat them all in one sitting, still steaming out of the oven!!!! Yes, they are that good!!!
Amazing Caramel Blueberry Almond Blondies
1 cup granulated sugar
1.5 tbs honey
1 stick melted butter
1 egg
1.5 tsp almond extract (feel free to use vanilla extract instead)
1 cup flour
Dash of salt
1 cup fresh blueberries (or more if youd like)
nuts (opt)
Combine the sugar and honey until it is a thoroughly combined crumbly mixture.
Then pour in the butter and the egg and mix until well combined.
Add the almond extract.
Stir in the flour and salt until everything smooth and fold in the blueberries. (If you add nuts, add them now).
Pour into a greased baking sheet, (bang on counter to get out the air bubbles) and bake at 350ยบ for about 35 – 45 min until golden brown and semi firm.(It will be a little soft, and when a toothpick is inserted, stuff will stick to the toothpick)
***I used a 8 X 8 pan***

Comments

  1. 1

    I like blondies much more than brownies. These look soooo good. Especially since I haven’t had any dessert in days.

  2. 2

    I am whistling right now, too bad I can’t type it. Those are beautiful girl!! I want!

  3. 3

    See I love almond extract! I would love to taste these! Beautiful.

  4. 4

    Oooohhhh! Quite yummy. I would ask you to send me one but you know the whole right out of the oven thing sounds better. Maybe when I win lotto and visit you.

  5. 5

    Ooh, they sound really good and I am not the hugest fan of almond extract either.

  6. 6

    They look super. I love blueberries!

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    I thought you were back in the kitchen! How could you hide these from us for such a long time? Oh my, they look amazing! I would eat them in one sitting, just to avoid the chewiness the next day of course, lol!

  8. 8

    Oh man, don’t those sound perfect for an end of the summer treat? I need some for breakfast.

  9. 9

    Leslie, I’ll take 2 dozen of those, please!! Rush-order :0)

  10. 10

    yummy, what great flavors mixed together!

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    unpeudesucre says:

    Those look divine! My roommate and I actually just purchased your very same slowcooker; we are absolutely smitten.

  12. 12

    Thanks so much Leslie, she is the baby.

  13. 13

    Oh my gosh, you are killing me.
    “I think you meant to say…Women Bitch!!! And men get snockerd drunk and get perverted!!!LOL?”
    I originally wrote women bitch and men drink too much, but decided to tone it down. Like you said…I almost piddled my pants when I read your comment.

  14. 14

    These look delicious, Leslie. I am with you, I’m not a huge fan of almond extract but it is decent in small amounts and certain baked goods. Beautiful pic as well!

  15. 15
    hayleynichols88 says:

    These look soooo good that I’m actually gonna go bake them right now! Minus the blueberries though as I don’t have any, sure they’ll be yummy though! Will let you know how they turn out xxx

  16. 16

    uh, those are a whole lotta things I love in the title!

  17. 17

    Blondies by a blondie…nicely done an I too love the tartness of blueberry vs. the sweet.

    I’ll have SIX!

  18. 18

    We are about 2 hours from losing our electricity for who knows how long due to Hurricaine Ike, but I am going to hurry and make these. I thought I was out of butter and there’s not a store open in Houston, but I dug around in the fridge and found a whole box. I am so excited. These look delicious. Might as well use some of those blueberries in the freezer before they all thaw!! Jancd

  19. 19

    Jancd,,,,
    Stay safe! We seem to be getting Lucky here in Tampa.

  20. 20

    Well, we still have power in Houston at 8:15 p.m.! The blondies turned out great. I like the almond extract in them. Hubby loved them. These will probably be our breakfast, warm or not!! Jancd

  21. 21

    yup, you’re right… these blondies really look amazing… like u… :)

  22. 22

    Blueberry Blondies look and sound too good not to make. Even if I have been baking all week, and my jeans’ seams have been pushed to the limit. But I think I can pull it off, if I just learn not to exhale.

  23. 23

    two of my favorite ingredients are involved here, so clearly i’m smitten. i hate hate hate almond extract as well and refuse to keep it on hand, so i think i’ll just stick with blueberry caramel blondies. :)

  24. 24

    Oh yeah caramel! Nice!
    I love these.

  25. 25

    Leslie, the green cookie monster worked for linking. But it didn’t change the color of the type so people would know. Any ideas?

  26. 26

    I love almond everything! These look awesome! I wish I could stop baking. I don’t have the will power.

  27. 27

    mmm. those look delicious! i’m from indian rocks beach, so its neat that you’re from tampa! keep up the fun blogging =)

  28. 28

    dannng, those look so good!
    and you have root beer extract? never heard of that! haha

  29. 29
    una donna dolce says:

    I have an absurd amount of extracts too (pineapple? when am I going to use that?), but almond is actually my favorite one, and it goes in everything!

  30. 30
    Sharona May says:

    These blondies sound delightful. Maybe a little cup of tea and that would be wonderful.

    Thanks,
    Sharona May

  31. 31

    I am jealous of your extract collection :D. I’m not a fan of almond extract either, only in very small doses. It’s so strong! I do looove root beer, though. What yummy blondies! Anything with blueberries is a winner in my book :D.

  32. 32

    How can you not like Almond Extract! It smells so good! I love it, seriously love it.

    These look great! Please stop posting things I want to actually try!

  33. 33

    Root beer extract? Wow! I’m still getting over the caramel in these blondies. My hips are not happy with you.

  34. 34

    Stop! I am drooling on my keyboard! I totally agree about almond extract, but there are just some things where a little bit works.

  35. 35

    Those look amazing. I need to get some blueberries, stat! Great photos :)

  36. 36

    Leslie, these look delicious! I’m not surprised they tasted great.

  37. 37

    I’m grounded from buying any more spices or extracts so I’ll have to use vanilla on this one. Love that you have root beer extract! :)

  38. 38

    These are baking in my oven as we speak. If they taste half as good as the batter did, they will be amazing!
    Love the blog! We are big chicken eaters in this house as well, and I love all your different chicken recipes! The Tuscan Garlic Chicken is incredible!

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    Marissa..
    Thanks for your comment! How did they turn out? yummy?