Active Time: 25 MINTotal Time1 HR 10 MIN
Yield: Serves : 16 bars
Editor’s Note: This recipe has been modified from the version developed by Sarah Simmons to include cannabutter instead of regular butter. You’ll find the original non-cannabis recipe here.
Sarah Simmons came up with these moist, chewy blondies when she was left with extra caramel after an event. The little bit of orange zest is lovely with the sweet-salty caramel. Slideshow: Delicious Dessert Bars
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt (see Note)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), melted
- 4 tablespoons Premium Cannabutter, melted
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
How to Make It
Step 1 Make the Caramel
In a small saucepan, combine the granulated sugar with 1 tablespoon of water and bring to a boil. Using a wet pastry brush, wash down any crystals on the side of the pan. Boil the syrup over moderately high heat until a deep amber caramel forms, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and immediately whisk in the cream, butter and Maldon sea salt. Let the caramel cool to room temperature.
Step 2 Make the Blondies
Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray an 8-inch square metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and line the pan with parchment paper, allowing 1 inch of overhang on 2 opposite sides; spray the paper. In a small bowl, whisk the flour with the kosher salt and baking powder. In a medium bowl, whisk the unsalted butter, Premium Cannabutter, and brown sugar until combined, then whisk in the eggs and orange zest. Add the flour mixture and stir until just incorporated.
Spread the batter in the prepared pan in an even layer. Drizzle the caramel over the top, then swirl it decoratively using a toothpick. Bake the blondie for 25 to 30 minutes, until it is golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Let cool completely. Lift the blondie out by the overhanging parchment and peel off the paper. Cut into bars and serve.
Each serving contains about 8 mg THC based on the Premium Cannabutter recipe and a 20% THC strain of cannabis.
Maldon sea salt has a great crunch and a remarkably subtle, briny flavor. It is available at most grocery stores and online.
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