Gooey Pumpkin Butterscotch Blondies

Gooey Pumpkin Butterscotch Blondies

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It’s hereeee. Yes, I am officially welcoming pumpkin season with open arms. The fall-like weather in Boston the last couple days totally makes it acceptable. Though I’m pretty sure it’s going to be in the 80s on Friday. That’s the thing about this time of year- you never really know what you’re going to get. That’s why I’m continuing to withhold on sweaters, riding boots, cute scarves, and fall coats. I love my sweaters and boots, but let’s be honest, I have PLENTY of time to wear them in Boston and come April, I start to hate them just a little bit. Pumpkin? I only give myself until December to enjoy the orange goodness, so I may as well let myself jump right in. As you’ve probably realized by now, I think about these things way too much.

I mean, I could go ahead and say I was just thinking about you. And the fact that you might want to make some pumpkin treats. And if I wait to post my pumpkin treats, you might not be able to make them. Then again, whoever “you” is seems to already be pinning Christmas recipes to Pinterest out the wazoo, so now I’m starting to feel like I may be late to my ride on the pumpkin train. If I’m to judge by Pinterest, “you” is also a fan of candy corn, which means I need to get on my annual candy corn recipe for the year. From now on, I’m just going to assume that the types of pins on Pinterest must signify the average person. Which means y’all really want to put on your riding boots and get married in a big crock pot full of mac and cheese in a kitchen with a million windows. Oh, and with the perfect abs. And a really, really organized closet. Is that you, perhaps?

Or maybe you just want people to learn how to pin images that link to the original source and for all the spammers to go away. And maybe you want to make Gooey Pumpkin Butterscotch Blondies. I can’t send the Pinterest spammers to their doom, but I can help you with the blondies. They’re fall festive, nice and chewy, and super gooey from the marshmallow topping. Everything I could want from my first pumpkin recipe of the year.

Gooey Pumpkin Butterscotch Blondies:
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  • 1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 t salt
  • 6 T butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 C pumpkin puree
  • 2 C brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C mini marshmallows
  • 1 C butterscotch chips

(pre-heat oven to 350 degrees)

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In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.

In your mixer (or in a regular bowl with a hand mixer), beat together butter, pumpkin puree, and brown sugar for about 2-3 minutes. Then add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined, about 2 minutes. Add in flour mixture and mix until just combined and batter is smooth.

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Pour batter into a 9×13′ baking pan and smooth.

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Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.

While the blondies are in the oven, combine your mini marshmallows and butterscotch chips.

Oh look, it’s my dream trail mix. No nuts or raisins; just butterscotch chips and marshmallows. Only missing the m&ms.

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And sprinkle them over the top of the baked blondies.

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Pop back in the oven for another 8 minutes, until the marshmallows get all melty and a little browned.

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Told ya they were easy.

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The toughest part of this fabulous recipe? Cutting these suckers. I’m for serious. I let them cool a bit, but they were still so ooey-gooey from the marshmallow that it was tough to cut them and move to another plate without getting all sticky.

Worth it though.

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I’m always good for a blondie and the kick of pumpkin spice really gave these an extra layer of love. Plus, I’m pretty sure the pumpkin puree gave them an extra level of moistness.

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You could totally frost these with some sort of cream cheese icing if you desire (I suddenly realized that my marshmallow actually does look a bit like cream cheese frosting!), but I decided to go the marshmallow route because I still have a little bit of s’mores season left in me and I’m giving it a fighting chance.

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The butterscotch chips were just a given because, well, they’re blondies. And butterscotch chips belong in blondies.

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Though now I’m convinced that the same can very much be said about pumpkin and marshmallows. Maybe the real question is, “what doesn’t belong in a blondie?”

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Maybe candy corn? Candy corn in blondies? At first I thought that might be a little too much, but now my brain is ticking out of control.

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I do need to come up with an idea for my annual candy corn recipe, after all. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Seriously though, it makes me happy to welcome pumpkin back into my life. I love summer with all my heart, but I’m excited for the snuggly cozy feeling of fall. And pumpkin definitely makes me feel at home. These blondies are also perfect to make when you know you most likely won’t be getting into a bathing suit for another 8+ months. They say a little extra padding helps keep out the cold, right? Right??

Have you succumbed to the fall foods yet or are you still holding out?


23 Responses to "Gooey Pumpkin Butterscotch Blondies"

  1. It’s so hot in LA!!!! Too hot to do a lot of baking, so we may have to sprinkle fall recipes in a little at a time. There was a soup last week though, so that hit on the fall mood. Can’t wait for it to be cool enough for nighttime baking. Love these blondies. If they’re hard to cut, that just means someone’s going to get an awkwardly large piece. Not that that’s a bad thing!

  2. I’m with ya on pumpkin season! DC has had a couple uncharacteristically nice days, so it seems like it’s time πŸ™‚

    I actually posted a fall recipe roundup on my blog a couple hours ago and included an older recipe of yours (the apple cider cookies.) I’m thinking I should have waited an hour and stuck these in there too – they look awesome! The marshmallows are such a unique twist!

  3. These look amazing! I’m not usually one for pumpkin but I’m embracing it this year!

  4. Simply Life says:

    I’m with you and trying to wear those shirts and sandals now, knowing once they are put away, it will be a LONG time until I see them again!

  5. Bridget says:

    These look sooo delicious! And yes I totally thought it was cc frosting at first but the marshmallow idea is genious πŸ˜‰

  6. Monique says:

    i have someone special to bake for and a million cans of pumpkin at home. yes!

  7. Shannon says:

    i’d say the hardest part of these would be keeping my paws off of them right out of the oven πŸ™‚ love the marshmallows on top!

    ps- I choose the better race photos, there are plenty more where I don’t look so “fresh” πŸ™‚

  8. Oh how I wish we lived closer. I would have loved to be your taste-tester for these goodies! I’m starting to get the pumpkin itch myself! I’m cracking up over your Pinterest comments…my thoughts exactly!

  9. Daisy says:

    making these for sure. but i really want to put chocolate chips on the top!!

  10. I’m so excited to start making fall foods – especially everything pumpkin. These look incredible!!

  11. Julie Q says:

    Why isn’t there an ‘ORDER’ button on this blog? Why must you tease me with these pictures and then make me make them myself!

  12. Meghan says:

    I’m still holding out! Though I will definitely be bookmarking this post for a little October baking love.

  13. ooooh i love this idea! i have already baked with pumpkin this season. gotta get the most of it!

  14. Pam says:

    These would be a big hit in my house!

  15. Lena says:

    we hv pumpkins all year round here and i just made pumpkin soup 2 days go. these blondies sound irresistible and love it even more when you said that it’s kind of gooey. I dont hv boots but will really like to have one, but just that it’s a little crazy to wear them in my country, so hot!!

  16. Odetta says:

    First off, that is completely true in regards to Pinterest! I LOLed!

    Second, these blondies are dreamy. Marshmallows so belong on everything!

  17. Nicole says:

    Ha, I love the Pinterest comments πŸ™‚ I am not a fan of the early Christmas pinning, either. I still can’t bring myself to let go of summer, but these pumpkin blondies sure look decadent!

  18. Reeni says:

    I’m loving these blondies! Sticky is good when it comes to desserts. I made my first pumpkin recipe today! I’m ready.

  19. Heather says:

    OMG! My mouth is WATERING just from the picture! Yay!! Can’t wait to make these!!

  20. Megan says:

    These look gooey-wonderful… and where did you get that purple napkin? I love it!

  21. Nichole says:

    Just put the marshmallows and chips on and popped back in the oven. Smells wonderful in here!! question, should they be stored in the fridge?? or can they stay in an airtight container? thanks!

  22. Sues says:

    @Nichole- Yay! I hope you love them πŸ™‚ I kept mine in an airtight container and they were just fine for a few days (until they were gone!)

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