My baking experiment #55 – snickerdoodle PB caramel blondies

When i bake, i like to see what ingredients i have and go from there. Today i have an overripe banana, some leftover snickerdoodle cookie dough, and some leftover heavy cream. So i thought, what can i make with these? The answer:

Peanut butter banana blondies with snickerdoodle cookies drizzled with peanut butter caramel! (long name, i know)

INGREDIENTS:

1 ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup peanut butter
large egg
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
6 Tbsp all-purpose flour
snickerdoodle cookie dough

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Lightly grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a bowl, combine mashed banana & peanut butter and stir until smooth.
  3. Add egg, sugar, salt & vanilla and whisk vigorously to combine. Add flour and stir until smooth and combined without over-mixing. Pour batter into prepared pan. Top with cookie dough.
  4. Bake 35-40 minutes until center is set and toothpick comes out clean. Drizzle with PB caramel.

PB CARAMEL INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter

INSTRUCTIONS:

In a dry saucepan cook sugar over medium heat without stirring, until it begins to melt. Continue cooking sugar, stirring constantly until melted, then cook without stirring, swirling pan, until a deep golden caramel. Remove pan from heat and add cream (caramel will bubble and steam). Return pan to heat and simmer, stirring until caramel is dissolved. Add peanut butter and simmer, stirring until smooth. Sauce may be kept up to a week in an airtight container, chilled. Warm sauce before serving.

Wow… this is an amazing dessert for someone who loves the flavor combination of banana, peanut butter & caramel. They go together so perfectly. The banana pb blondie has great texture and flavor, and the snickerdoodle cookie hiding inside gives it a nice hint of cinnamon.

My favorite part of this dessert is the caramel sauce. This is my first time making caramel and i was really worried because it seems quite difficult to make and i was afraid of burning it, but it came together so easily. And the taste is out of this world. It tastes like caramel candy. I just wanna eat it by the spoonful! I had to stop myself and drizzle some on my blondie. Utter bliss. I never have to buy caramel sauce again!

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blondie loaf
cut into bars
cut into bars
up close
up close
the cookie goes all the way inside the blondie
the cookie goes all the way inside the blondie
homemade caramel
homemade caramel
perfection
perfection
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