Peanut butter salted caramel brownies

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If you’ve visited my blog before, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of brownies!  I’ve made them with creme eggs, salted caramel, and red velvet cookie dough chunks.  But what we have here may be the ultimate brownie!  I know that’s a bold claim, but the addition of peanut butter combined with the caramel creates the perfect amount of salt to counteract any sickly sweetness.  I’ve also used a different type of caramel in these.  In the past I’ve used wet caramel – when water is added to the sugar. That makes quite a runny caramel, which melts more in the brownies when baked.  That’s delicious, but I wanted a caramel that would hold together more, to provide a different texture.  That’s where dry caramel comes in – it’s where you melt the sugar in the pan dry, and add the rest of the ingredients later.  It becomes really gooey, and I think it might be my go-to caramel from now on!  Right, enough talk from me.  Let’s get to the brownies.

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Reinventing Rocky Road Part 2

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So, I know normal rocky road plus this mint version from last week are pretty delicious, but I think Biscoff rocky road may be the best ever!  It’s extremely dangerous for me to own a jar of biscuit spread, so making this is lethal…. but worth it.  If you love Biscoff, you need to give this a try.

Reinventing Rock Road Part 1

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Rocky road is a total classic.  A delicious, simple treat to make, with no baking but all of the benefits.  And perfectly delicious as it is…. but I felt like shaking things up.  I’ve got two variations for you.  This one is mint, and the next one will be Biscoff, so check back in a week for that!

Pretzel Caramel Shortbread

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Wow, this is a traybake of dreams!  Imagine this… buttery shortbread, goey caramel, salty pretzels, and a drizzle of chocolate.  They all combine in this recipe to make a delicious treat.  Caramel shortbread (or millionaire’s shortbread as I knew it growing up) can be really sweet, but the pretzels stop this becoming too sickly. Make it yourself if you don’t believe me!

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Peanut M&M Packed Blondies

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As is pretty obvious from this blog, I’m a huge fan of brownies.  If you’re looking for a chocolatey hit you can find it with my salted caramel brownies and my creme egg brownies (just in time for Easter!)  But sometimes I want something a little bit less rich, and these blondies are perfect for that.  They’re still fudgey, gooey and chewy, just like a brownie, but taste nutty and buttery instead of chocolatey.  In some ways they remind me of half baked cookie dough – yum!

Superfun Confetti Shortbread

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You might have noticed there’s been a bit of a trend for confetti cakes recently, and why not?  Cake that’s already pretty delicious made more pretty with little bursts of colour?  I’ll take that!  But it got me thinking about what else could be improved with sprinkles, and I decided to go with shortbread.  I hope you’ll agree it’s a success.