I make a lot of assumptions here. I assume that since you’re here, you’ll read what I have to say. I assume that you’ll trust me enough to make some of the recipes I post, or try to visit some of the places I visit. I assume that all of you out there are friends, and that’s a happy assumption. I assume that on some basic level, we like the same things.
Potato chips and chocolate have to be one of those things. I think there’s some basic need to combine salty and sweet and that if I find that chocolate covered potato chips are probably one of the best things ever invented, that you probably have found out the same thing.
So now that we’re all on the same page (another assumption), let’s talk about these trashed up blondies. They’re everything that’s good about a chocolate chip cookie, but with potato chips, and also browned butter, which makes all things better.
The result? Sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy squares of deliciousness. If you’re throwing a Halloween party this weekend, these are the only dessert you need. If you’re going to a Halloween party this weekend, bring these and make new friends. Trust me here.
If you like a little salty with your sweet, these are the ticket.
Here’s the recipe.
Browned Butter Chocolate Potato Chip Blondies (adapted from How Sweet Eats)
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, melted in a skillet until browned, then slightly cooled*
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups crushed kettle cooked potato chips (the saltier the better!)
- 1 cup chocolate chips (or chocolate chunks)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the browned butter and sugars until light and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Begin adding the flour mixture by the spoonful and mix until just combined. You may need to stop the mixer and use your hands–the dough will be crumbly. Stir in the potato chips and chocolate chips and work the dough until it comes together.
- Press dough into the prepared baking dish. The texture is a little bit like shortbread, so you’ll need to press it down into the corners and smooth the top as much as you can.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until they are cooked in the center. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Lift out of the pan by the parchment paper and cut into even squares.