I think blondies are the unsung heroes of the cookie world. Whether you prefer them gooey or cakey, everybody loves a good brownie. They are usually delicious, and always fun to customize with stir-ins, toppings, and layers. But what about their buttery cousins, blondies? In my opinion, blondies are just as delicious as brownies, but instead of tasting like rich chocolate, they taste like butter and caramel and brown sugar. They are the perfect blank canvas for creative baking, whether you want to add chocolate and coconut, cinnamon and sugar, or macadamia nuts and white chocolate. For a perfect Fall treat, try this recipe for Caramel Apple Blondie Bars that I created for Oriental Trading Company’s new site, Fun365. I dressed up my favorite blondie recipe with diced, tart apples and ribbons of homemade caramel. They are gooey, delicious, and ultra rich—perfect for sharing and perfect for Fall snacking!