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[The Cookie Elf File] Pecan Praline Blondies: Rich Bar Cookie – Just 7 Ingredients!
November 12, 2014
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Feature: Pecan Praline Blondies: Rich Bar Cookie – Just 7 Ingredients!

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Pecan Praline Blondies are a simple bar cookie recipe. The bars call for just 7 ingredients. The dough is mixed together entirely on the stovetop, making for an easy clean up.

But don’t let the recipe’s simplicity fool you. These rich, buttery bars will become a favorite if you love pecan pie, pralines, or anything caramel. The recipe calls for brown sugar as its main flavoring – hence the bars’ classification as a “blondie” – rather than the customary cocoa or melted chocolate which typifies brownies. The result is a rich caramel- and-nut bar with dense texture that comes from cooking brown sugar and butter together, a flavor long associated with praline candy.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 25-30 minutes
Makes 35 bars

Get the full recipe for Pecan Praline Blondies and get more brownie and blondie inspiration on The Elf’s Brownies Pinterest Board.

Cookie Baking Tip of the Week: Hints for Chopping Pecans

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It’s easy to prepare pecans for recipes like Pecan Praline Brownies – even when the recipe calls for pecans in different consistencies.

  • In a food processor. Place pecans in the processor bowl and pulse processor until pecans are the texture you wish – coarse, medium, or fine.
  • With the rolling pin.Pour pecans in a plastic bag. Use a rolling pin or large can to crush pecans.
  • On a cutting board. Spread pecans on a large cutting board. Use a large cleaver to chop pecans until they are they consistency you desire.

See more helpful baking tips on The Elf’s Baking Tips Pinterest Board .

More Easy Blondie and Brownie Recipes from The Elf

Butterscotch Brownies: Simple Blondies from Scratch White and Dark Chocolate Chip Blondies Easy Brownies: Simpler Than Using a Mix One-Bowl Brownies: Favorite Back-Of-the-Box Recipe

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Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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