Caramel Swirled Pretzel M&M Blondies

While I was on vacation I had some time to think.
Like about life and all that.
Some questions went unanswered.
For example…
Why do we always eat beef jerky on road trips but never any other time?
or…
Why is it always super important for the hotel where I stay to have a gym, but I never use them.
and…
Why did Meg Ryan do all that weird stuff to her face?
how about…
Am I the only person in the history of the world that thinks fireworks are overrated?
and of course…
Could there be anything better than Cracker Barrel Hash Brown casserole?
I am pretty sure that Confucius and I would be homies.  You know, pondering all life’s enigmas.
Anyway…another of my big concerns in life is why haven’t I baked with Pretzel M&Ms yet?
That’s completely nonsensical.
So…situation resolved.  I can check that one off my list.

Here’s what you’ll need…

Make some cookie dough…
Press 2/3 of it in the bottom of the pan…
Bake the bottom…
Unwrapping is the hardest part.
Microwave that caramel

That’s good stuff.

Then drop the remaining batter on top and bake!


My brain feels a little bit lighter now that I have these finished, I guess I am going to need that Hotel gym after all!
Linking this up on Tidy Mom…and Mingle Mondays at Add A Pinch

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Caramel Swirled Pretzel M&M Blondies


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) room temp
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp coarse Sea salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups Pretzel M&Ms
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14oz) bag caramels unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray a 9×13 with baking spray. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugars together in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add vanilla and eggs and mix well.
  5. On low add baking soda, salt and flour stirring until combined.
  6. Fold in your pretzel M&Ms and chocolate chips.
  7. In your prepared pan press 2/3 of your batter into the bottom of the pan.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until just beginning to set, but not golden brown.
  9. While the bottom is baking put your unwrapped caramels into a microwave safe bowl along with your 1/4 cup milk. Microwave for 2-3 minutes, stirring every minute until melted.
  10. When the bottom is done pour the melted caramel on top.
  11. Drop in spoonfuls the remaining batter and spread over the caramel as well as you can.
  12. Continue baking for 15 minutes until golden brown and the caramel is bubbling.
  13. Preheat oven to 350°
  14. Let cool completely before cutting into squares

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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60 Responses
  1. ateche

    This is my first visit to your blog! It will not be my last. I am going to be baking up a storm and I have to say I will most likely weigh 1000 pounds soon! I can't wait to try some of your recipes!

  2. The Procrastobaker

    I didnt even know pretzel M&M's existed!!!! Ive been leading a deprived life. Maybe they arnt in the UK…i sincerely hope this is not the case.

    Anyway, this recipe. Jaw on floor. Caramel swirled blondies alonnneee = massive win. Gorgeous 🙂

  3. Joanne

    OH my god I just looked at that meg ryan picture and I almost vomited. NOT. GOOD.

    It's a good thing I had these blondie pictures to set myself straight. SO. GOOD.

  4. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    Would it be weird for me to tell you I love you?

    Because I kind of do.

    This recipe is everything that's good about sweetness and saltiness and chewiness.

    Also whenever I think about Meg Ryan I just picture You've Got Mail Meg. It's much less distressing, if sadly untrue in the present day.

  5. Abby

    Stop! This is just too good. I'm putting together a care package for my husband and now i'm going to have to add these too! annnnd steal one for myself… 🙂

  6. wenderly

    It's probably a good thing that I'm not your neighbor. I would weigh 500 pounds. But it might be worth it for all the laughs! 🙂

  7. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    So glad you asked all those important questions because these blondies look fantastic! I love pretzel M&Ms:-)

  8. Amy K

    As always, you knocked it out of the park! These look sinfully delicious. Thanks for sharing.
    I had not seen Meg Ryan…ugghh, she used to be the cutest…why?

  9. The Lung Family

    ugh…preach it on the fireworks. They're cool and all, but SO overrated. I would rater not see them every year, but the hubs is fireworks lover, as is his fam. By the way, I can't add my two cents about the has brown casserole, as I live in California and don't have the pleasure of having a Cracker Barrel close to me at all.

    http://www.lungfam.blogspot.com

  10. Stephanie

    You are too funny! I am so with you on the fireworks. I don't get what the big deal is! These treats look so delish!

  11. SMITH BITES

    huh. well i don't eat beef jerky on road trips but i do eat Peanut M&Ms and potato chips . . . wonder what's up w/that . . . never, ever do i ask about a hotel gym which might explain my backside . . . Meg Ryan . . . well . . . don't have a smart comeback for that one . . . am w/you on the whole fireworks thingie . . . and no, there is most certainly NOT anything better than Cracker Barrel Hash Brown casserole because TECHNICALLY it's a potato and there simply isn't anything better than a potato . . .

  12. Ann

    Pretty cool….You, Me & Confucius – we'd be buds. It's amazing the weird thoughts that I ponder…

    Blondies look amazing!

  13. Amy

    Is it even legal to look at pictures of caramel swirled pretzel m&m blondies on a Friday morning before breakfast? Oatmeal doesn't seem so appealing now…

  14. Trish - Sweetology101

    I think it is hilarious and delusional that I tell myself as I scarf down the bag of m&m's convincing myself that I am really just eating pretzels and those are healthy ya know. . . great treats here, nothing delusional about that.

  15. Jenni

    OH. MY. GOSH. I want to eat this right now! I am so making this the next time we make a dessert!!

    By the way, I think fireworks are overrated too!

  16. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Pretzel M&Ms are my favorite. I can't buy them because of how embarrassingly fast I eat the bag. I can't wait to make these!

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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