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Peanut Butter Blondies

Chewy and loaded with salty peanuts and peanut butter chips - Peanut Butter Blondies are a simple and delicious treat for the peanut butter lover in your house!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: bars, Dessert
Servings: 16
Author: Tricia

Ingredients

  • ½ cup salted & roasted Spanish peanuts, rough chopped (any peanut will do)
  • ¾ cup unbleached all-purpose flour (plus 1 tablespoon)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, browned and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small light colored pan on medium heat, melt the butter stirring occasionally. Cook the butter until it begins to have a nutty smell and turns an amber color. Do not overcook as it will burn easily. Remove the browned butter to a glass bowl or cup. Stir in the 2 tablespoons peanut butter and set aside to cool.
  • Cut a length of parchment paper to fit a 8x8 baking dish allowing the paper to come up to the top of the pan on both sides. Cut another sheet to fit in the opposite direction also trimming at the top of the pan. Spray the parchment paper lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Whisk ¾ cup flour, baking powder and salt together in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • In another medium mixing bowl combine the browned butter and brown sugar until blended. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. Fold the dry ingredients into the butter mixture just until combined. Do not over-mix.
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of flour to the peanut butter chips and toss until the chips are somewhat covered. Add the peanut butter chips (with flour) and the peanuts to the batter. Fold in gently. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Sprinkle a few more peanut butter chips on top if desired.
  • Bake until the top is shiny, cracked and light golden brown, 22-24 minutes. Do not over-bake. Blondies should be chewy, not crunchy.
  • Cool the Blondies in the pan then lift out using the parchment paper. Transfer to a cutting board and slice into bite sized squares. Enjoy!