Make-Money-From-Your-Teenager Salted Butterscotch Blondies

How often does your child offer to pay YOU to make something?  It really doesn't happen often, um, ever, around here.
salted butterscotch blondies
A few weeks ago, I volunteered to provide a tray of blondies for an event.  Now, if your house is like my house, all sweets must be "tested" before leaving the premises.

Kiddo was 2 bites in and announced,
"I will PAY you to make more of these."

Ok.  Deal.  What do you think I should charge?  $2?  $10? A promise he'll come home every weekend when he's away at college?  A promise that he'll let me choose his bride, her dress, and provide me with at least one granddaughter since my sister & I have all boys and need to buy some pink and tutus?
Yeah, that ought to do it.

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Kiddo is right about these...they are one of our new favorite recipes for spring.  Heck, spring, summer, winter, or fall. (Are you singing James Taylor right now?)

The dangerous thing about these bars is...they are SO easy to make.  You won't even need your mixer....just a bowl and a spoon.

Now, you will be using Imitation Butter Flavoring.  salted butterscotch blondies
I know, it sounds a little scary.  I'm not asking you to drink it straight up.  You'll use a teaspoon.  And, if you cut your blondies into 24 squares, you'll only consume 1/24th of a teaspoon in each one.  It's totally worth it.

Here's the don't even have to pay me.

Salted Butterscotch Blondies


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 cups dark brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. butter flavoring
1 & 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
3 eggs, lightly beaten
12 ounces butterscotch chips
1/4 tsp. flaky sea salt

Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly grease a 9x13" pan.  Set aside.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Once melted, pour the butter into a bowl and stir in the sugar, salt, baking powder, vanilla and butter flavoring until combined.

Stir in the flour, and then the lightly beaten eggs.  Stir until thoroughly combined.  Stir in the butterscotch chips.
salted butterscotch blondies
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth with an offset spreader.  Sprinkle on the flaky sea salt.

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Bake for 30-35 minutes.  Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.

{adapted from The King Arthur Flour's Baking Companion}

salted butterscotch blondies
Salted Butterscotch Blondies.  
How much will YOU make from your kids by baking them? 

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