Sweet and salty never tasted so good as these Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies!
If the baking lords ever decide the whole sweet and salty thing is played out, please don’t tell me. I’d rather live in oblivion, happily eating salty, sweet treats.
These Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies are a very fine example of how sweet and salty play well together. First of all, you have brown sugar blondies that can barely contain all the chocolate chips in them. Then, that’s topped off with lots of beautiful sea salt for a salty addition that really takes them over the top.
Let’s talk a little about fleur de sel. It’s a specific kind of sea salt that tends to have a bit more moisture content than regular sea salt. It gives you a bit of a different flavor experience, but it can also be fairly expensive. If I happen to have it, I’ll use it for something like these blondies. But more often than not, I use whatever large-flake sea salt I have on hand. The difference is probably not noticeable, so I definitely wouldn’t recommend procuring some fleur de sel just to make these blondies.
You can make these slightly salty or super salty or somewhere in between, depending on your tastes. I wasn’t shy with the salt, but if you want a more subtle saltiness, then just cut back on the amount sprinkled on top. You can also omit the salt mixed into the blondies if you’d like less salt but want that sprinkling on top.
These were a big hit with us and with some friends who were willing taste-testers. They do have quite a sweet/salty punch, so it’s easy to cut these into small bars so you’ll have plenty to feed a crowd. Or, just keep them for yourself. I’ll never tell.
More Chocolate Chip Blondies
- Double Chocolate Chunk Blondies
- Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Brown Butter Blondies
- Chocolate Chip Ganache Blondies