Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Yesterday was one of those days where I just had to have something sweet. Surprisingly enough the only chocolate we had in our apartment was in the form of chocolate chips, so that left me with only one option- bake something. I knew I didn't want to make cookies (they would have taken too much time) so I decided to whip up some delicious "blondie" bars. I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, so this was definitely a winning recipe for me. Clearly I was a little antsy about getting the bars out of their pan, as you can see from the large crack down the middle. Note to self: just let them cool for a couple more minutes because they're well worth the wait!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies
1½ c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
8 tbsp. (1 stick) butter, melted
½ c. peanut butter
1½ c. light brown sugar, packed
2 whole eggs + 1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line or lightly grease an 8 X 8" baking pan for thick & gooey bars (for thinner bars see note below*).
2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat for 1 minute. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add vanilla and mix until combined.
4. With mixing speed on low, add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
5. Remove bowl from stand and fold in the chocolate chips.
6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Smooth with a spatula and place into oven to bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center is done and the top is golden brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for 30 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool for 15 more minutes.
*Note: If you want thinner ones, bake them in a 9 x 13" pan for 24-28 minutes.
Adapted from Bakerella, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies w/ Frosting | Makes approximately 9 bars


  1. Yum! These look tasty...they would not last long in my house =)

    1. They are pretty tasty! They didn't last long in our house... gone in 2 days!


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