Praline Blondies

Praline Blondies

I will not go to Target, I will not go to Target, I will not go to Target,  I WILL NOT GO TO TARGET!

This has been my mantra.  I cannot spend any more money at Target!!!!  But wouldn’t you know, I have ONE last gift to buy???  How did this happen?  I made a list and checked it twice.   Alas, I have one, itty, bitty gift left.  A gift that will cost me at least $50 dollars.  We all know we can’t walk out of Target without at least spending $50!  Oh well, I’ll cut my losses and go…quickly.

I may have to buy some more pecans while I’m there.  I made the loveliest pralines.  They were caramely-sweet and delicious.  I put them into blonde brownies to keep myself from devouring each and every praline crumb.    Pralines are so easy and make excellent gifts.  These blondie brownies were equally easy, but will not be given as gifts.  They are simply too good.

Pecan pralines add quite a bit of sweetness to the blondies.  You may want to cut these into small squares!  Although I typically omit nuts from my baked goods,  I like the crunch from the pecans.  Of course, I simply could have added pecans to these blondies, but shoot, where’s the fun in that?

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Praline Blondies

Recipe Type: candy, dessert
Author: Lemons for Lulu
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Serves: 24
Soft, blonde brownies sweetened with brown sugar, white chocolate and home made pecan pralines
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cup pralines, chopped
  • FOR THE PRALINES
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ evaporated milk
  • 2 cups pecans, chopped
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 3 T chilled butter, cut into pieces.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 13×9 pan, set aside.
  2. In a mixer, beat together butter and brown sugar until creamy. Mix in vanilla and eggs until well incorporated.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips and pralines.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Batter will be very thick. . Bake for 25-30 or until set. Edges will pull away, but brownies should still be moist.
  5. For the pralines:
  6. Combine sugar, milk and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook until mixture reaches 235 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and stir in pecans, vanilla and chilled butter. Quickly drop mixture by tablespoons onto a wax paper lined baking sheet. Let cool completely to set. Makes about 3 dozen candies.

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24 Responses

  1. You should have included how to make pralines.

  2. Oh, Tanya. How I can identify. About 2 years ago, a Target opened about a half-mile from my home. What was at first a delightful circumstance quickly became an addiction. I’ve weaned myself from the Red Bull’s Eye and now I often go one full week without crossing that threshold.
    I bet if I made your delicious blondies I might be able to extend that week to 10 or 11 days. Well, once I go to Target and get the supplies, of course. :)

    • So you completely get it John, Target is an addiction. I’m lucky if I only go once a week!

  3. I’m always at Target and there always seems to be something to look at! Love that you made pralines to put in blondies!

    • Thanks Jessica! Target is totally one of my biggest addictions!

  4. Those look so yummy. Wonderful picture. Come and visit us this week. We are having a great giveaway from a talented Southern author.

  5. Oh my gosh, that’s my mantra for Target, Walmart, and the mall. But sadly, I’m not good at ignoring those voices in my head and inevitably I’ll go in and spend waaaay too much anyways. Sigh. These pralines themselves look FANTASTIC, Tanya! And then you put them into blondies (my favorite ever!) and suddenly I’m swooning over the fabulousness. Want.

    • I could go back to Target today. It really never ends!

  6. Seriously. Will you be my BFF and move next door to me????? These rock.

  7. Your blondies look so good. I’m craving something sweet. Guess I’ll run to Target for the ingredients. ; )

    • Good luck at Target! You have to try these! They are perfect for a sweet tooth!

  8. We are huge Target lovers too! Ha Ha! We are so glad you went to pick up pecans so we could drool over your praline blondies! They look amazing. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday party. Have a Merry Christmas! -The Six Sisters

  9. Stephanie

    Is there a secret to pin your recipes? I cannot get it to work! Although, I just checked out all of your boards and oh my! Love your boards

    • Thank you! Are you pinning from my posts or my boards?

      • Stephanie

        From your posts. I tried your pin button and the one I have installed. Thanks for getting back to me. You have so many I think my family and co-workers will love! I hope I am not doing something wrong and wasting your time!!

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  11. I could just keep clicking and clicking on your blog :) I went from the Irish Cream brownies to this awesome recipe and now I’m on my way over to look at your Key Lime Frozen Yogurt cups!

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