Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

I love when a treat has a counterpart, don't you? There's the Shirley Temple and the Roy Roger, smoothies and milkshakes, corn dogs and hot dogs, and soft serve and firm ice cream. One of my favorites? Brownies and blondies. Choices - yum.

Out of the above items, do you prefer one over the other? I love me a Shirley Temple, crave milkshakes often, and have always preferred blondies over brownies. Sure, a good ol' chocolate fudge brownie does the trick, but there has just always been something so scrumptious about a really good blondie.

I love their gooey, almost caramel like flavor. If they're chock full of chocolate chips? Even better. I used to eat almost one a day when I was in college. The cafeteria always had dessert options out for lunch and dinner and there would usually be blondies at least three times a week - and they were good. How could I resist?

These blondies aren't your typical blondie, my friends. They've been kicked up a notch by the power of peanut butter. With peanut butter in the batter and Reese's peanut butter cups chopped on top, they pack a mean, rich, peanut butter punch.

They also come together super easily. I love a treat I can whip up between errands and chores without much effort. Then I have dessert to offer after dinner! Score!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or whatever chip you prefer)
  • 6-8 full size peanut butter cups
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. in a separate bowl, combine peanut butter, melted butter, milk, vanilla, and beaten eggs with a whisk.
  4. Add peanut butter mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Stir in your chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter into greased 9x9 pan.
  7. Chop your peanut butter cups coarsely and layer them on top of your blondie batter.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.