Since us Canadians have already celebrated Thanksgiving, all the posts I’ve been seeing of delicious looking stuffing recipes and tips on how to host the perfect Thanksgiving will have to be saved for next year.

Salty Chocolate and Pecan Honey Blondies

But the good thing about dessert is that it doesn’t matter what time of year it is, I will always be making it in big batches and small. Especially baked goods.

Salty Chocolate and Pecan Honey Blondies

Pie is my favorite, if you’re wondering, and then it’s a tie between chewy cookies and cookie type bars (simply because they’re the easiest). Cookie bars like these, for example.

Salty Chocolate and Pecan Honey Blondies

Salty Chocolate and Pecan Honey Blondies

For this recipe I used a combination of brown sugar and liquid honey for sweetener and was so impressed with the results. The honey keeps the bars really chewy after baking (almost like cookie dough) and pairs perfectly with the chocolate chips and sea salt. These seriously make my mouth water just thinking about them.

They lasted two days…naturally.

Salty Chocolate and Pecan Honey Blondies

The pecans on top are optional, but I find they add a nice crunch to each bite. I like to cut these into 16 small squares, but if you’re feeling sassy feel free to bake these up and cut them into 12 bars. Why not?

Salty Chocolate and Pecan Honey Blondies

Wishing you all a warm and loving weekend – hopefully it involves something sweet <3

Salty Chocolate and Pecan Honey Blondies

xx

Salty Chocolate and Pecan Honey Blondies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 16 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 stick + 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup brown sugar*
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 16-20 raw pecans
  • Fleur de sel, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, honey, egg, salt, and vanilla, until the batter turns lighter in colour and is smooth, about 1 minute. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the flour and chocolate chips until just combined.
  3. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Top with the pecans.
  4. Place the baking dish into the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the center has just set.
  5. Remove the baking dish from the oven, sprinkle with fleur de sel, and let bars cool to room temperature before before cutting into squares.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Ovenly by Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin

*I've made these with both light and dark brown sugar. The bars pictured here were made with light brown sugar, but the dark brown sugar adds a darker colour to the bars that looks lovely! It just depends on your preference.

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21 Responses to Salty Chocolate and Pecan Honey Blondies

  1. Tori says:

    MMMMmmm! These look so crazy fudgy and chewy! I love that you used honey in them!

  2. Cakespy says:

    As an admitted lover of blondies above even brownies, these are right up my alley.

  3. Oooooh this is Friday presenting itself to me in a tray. It’s strange to think that us Canadians have already celebrated Thanksgiving and are practically in holiday season mode already. These cookie bars/blondies sound delectable and are making me crave an entire tray!

  4. These are gorgeous! And I’m glad we can make them well into the New Year <3

  5. Love the salty-sweet-crunchy vibe going on here šŸ™‚ Pinning!

  6. Laura says:

    I’ve been wanting to skip past Thanksgiving recipes and get right to holiday baking for a good month now! These look incredible. Love those salty+sweet+pecan vibes šŸ™‚

  7. Your pictures look gorgeous, Katrina! Also, these look like a perfect pre-thanksgiving treat to share with my family (if I don’t eat them all myself, haha).

  8. Beautiful photos! And I’m loving the sweet-salty combo.

  9. Joanne says:

    The only bad thing about these bars is that I would have a super hard time not shoving square after square into my mouth!!

  10. These simply look perfect! The crunch from the pecans add so much to this šŸ˜€ Yum! x

  11. These look fabulous! I love the salty/sweet combo and the addition of pecans for nutty crunch is perfect!

  12. Oh, these are so pretty! I looooove cookie bars — they may be my favorite type of dessert to make, because they’re so darn simple, and so incredibly tasty. Your bars look amazing, especially with that combination of flavors and textures. Divine!

  13. Yum! And a perfect we’re not having Thanksgiving this week eating option šŸ™‚

  14. OMG, the texture of these blondies looks so amazing!

  15. Kim says:

    Do you think these would freeze well?…wanting to bake ahead for Christmas.

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