It’s official y’all, I’m Stagecoach bound, and I’m taking the blondies with me!
That’s right, for the next 4 days I’ll be camping out, grilling burgers, and listening to some of the best country music by Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Eric Church and Carrie Underwood!
I’ve wanted to go to Stagecoach for years (for those that don’t know, it’s the country music version of Coachella, way more up this Oklahoma girls alley!) but I’ve never had the opportunity to go until this year. The boyfriend and his friends have been camping out and attending the country music festival for 3 years, so I hopped on board, and of course, they immediately put me in charge of the food!
My mind went crazy, all the fancy breakfasts, desserts, gourmet burgers and elaborate sides I would make…. then reality struck in, and I realized that I had three days between my recent trip back to Oklahoma and leaving for Stagecoach to get work done and prepare everything for the trip.
I had to get practical and pick my favorite “must make” items and buy everything else at the store… I guess homemade hummus wasn’t totally necessary 😉
I insisted on making homemade burger patties, because this beef-loving, Oklahoma girl, could not bare the thought of buying packaged frozen burger patties, just can’t do it!
I also made Buffalo Pasta Salad, 4 lbs of pasta salad to be exact, because everyone loves a big bowl of spicy, saucy carbs 😉
I then made Blueberry Oat Bars for breakfast and these delicious Sea Salt Blondies for dessert!
The inspiration for these blondies came from a recent brunch at Herringbone restaurant in La Jolla, where we completed an endless rosé brunch with a Sea Salt Blondie Sundae (because Sunday Funday!) and O-M-G, it definitely ranked as one of the best desserts I’ve ever had!
I quickly put a note in my phone that went something like this “MAKE SEA SALT BLONDIES IMMEDIATELY!”
As I was planning the Stagecoach camping menu, I thought this would be the perfect time to whip up some Sea Salt Blondies and share them with my friends for dessert!
Most of the blondies made it in the Stagecoach camping bag, but of course I had to dig into a couple yesterday “Sundae Style” like the original recipe inspiration!
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar
- ½ cup butter (melted)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp sea salt (divided)
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar and butter.
Add the eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and 1 tsp sea salt.
Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray. Pour the blondie batter into the pan.
Sprinkle the remaining 1 tsp sea salt over the blondies.
Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Slice the blondies into small rectangles or 9 squares.
Serve them as a treat by themselves…
… or top them with chocolate ice cream and caramel syrup for the best dang sundae ever!
Seriously, it’s like chocolatey, salted caramely goodness, all in one bowl!
Feel free to also add a glass of rosé on the side, because, YOLO, right?! 😉
Catch all of the Stagecoach camping, grilling and country music fun on Instagram (@WhitneyBond) and Snapchat (@WhitneyMBond) all weekend long!
I can pretty much guarantee that sea salt blondies, buffalo pasta salad and grilling burgers will all make appearances on my story this weekend!
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