Friday, January 21, 2011

Peanut Butter Blondies

Can I just say that I am so super excited!!

Nope nothing to do with these blondies, they are great, but I got to place my order for Girl Scout Cookies today! No matter what I can bake, nothing will replace a bite of frozen Thin Mint or the creamy peanut butter filling inside a Tagalong! Did y'all get to order some?


So about these blondies... My mom and sister came to Houston to celebrate a late Christmas since I was in Florida with my husband's family. Yeah that's right, my Christmas tree is still up and yes, we are the hobos with the wreath still on the door. I'll take it down...later. Since they were in town, I made these blondies for my sister. She does not like chocolate. I know, it's crazy to me too! 

These blondies had a little bit of surprise inside though...peanut butter chips! She may not like chocolate, but since we are related and all she must love peanut butter!



Peanut Butter Blondies

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 and 1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking pan and set aside. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, set aside. In a large bowl cream butter on medium speed till smooth. Add in sugars and beat till fluffy or about 3 minutes. Add in eggs, one at a time till incorporated. Add in vanilla and mix till incorporated. Add flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture a small amount at a time, which beating on low till completely incorporated. Add in peanut butter chips and mix by hand with spatula. Spread batter evenly into prepared 9x13 pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and let cool completely before cutting into bars (unless you can't wait no one will notice the little corner missing).

If you want to chocolate them up, just substitute out 1 cup peanut butter chips for chocolate chips. Hope you enjoy!

Happy Baking!

25 comments:

  1. These look so perfectly dense. Those are the best kind of blondies

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  2. I want these so bad! I love peanut butter!!!

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  3. These are delicious...glass of milk and I'm all good. Guess it's that time of year again. I LOVE Girl Scout cookie ice creams. Samosas too.

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  4. I love almost anything with peanut butter as do my husband. These look so gorgeous, chewy, and irresistible!

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  5. OH Debbie, this looks so yummy. I actually ordered Girl Scout cookies too!

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  6. These look very delicious. I love the peanut butter chips added. Would be lovely for an afternoon tea with friends.

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  7. What a delicious dessert. I will definitely have to give this a try! I am your newest follower!

    xo

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  8. I ordered my Girl Scout cookies too. So Yummy.

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  9. Wow, I know only one other person who doesn't like chocolate :) Oh well, I guess everyone is different. More chocolate for the rest of us! Although I will certainly not reject those peanut butter blondies... they look quite yummy :)

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  10. Oooh, the Girl Scouts are out?! I'll be going to my grocery store checking every day now to see if they'll be outside selling, haha. I NEED samoas... mmm. I also need these incredibly yummy looking blondies, too! They look so good, Debbie. Great job and thanks for the Girl Scouts reminder!

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  11. I love everything with peanut butter :) these blondies i believe are very delicious..

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  12. I just love anything peanut butter....I am ready to make these. Thanks for sharing and braking my new years resolution :)

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  13. right Im off to find my bottle of peanut butter since we sadly dont get the chips here I need to make these right now!!1

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  14. Mmmmm, peanut butter chips! :) And, yah for Girl Scout cookies! Speaking of, would it be too crazy to crush up Thin Mints and add them to this blondie mix?!?!? :)

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  15. Girl Scout cookies are so dangerous! Thin Mints are entirely too addicting!!

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  16. I've been craving peanut butter cookies but I will make these bars instead. Maybe dip a few in melted chocolate. Although my Christmas tree is down, I do continue to find stray decorations that I realize need to be packed away. Keep the celebration going as long as you need.

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  17. Oh, I love blondies, and peanut butter blondies sounds so yummy! I wouldn't be embarrassed with a wreath still on the door, my neighbors have had their Christmas lights up for a full 6 years!

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  18. These look delicious; I will have to try this recipe soon. If this is confession time, then I will admit my Christmas tree is still up too!! We were also gone for the holidays, but it is coming down this weekend. Definitely.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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  19. I love, love, love peanut butter! Those peanut butter chips are to die for, a mix of both peanut butter and chocolate would be lovely but your silly sister... who doesn't like chocolate?!

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  20. Beautiful blondies! Delicious peanut butter flavor. Now if I could only find a girl scout to get me some cookies. ;)

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  21. these look really yummy - perfect for national peanut butter day (today)! lol! =)

    btw, i just noticed you're in pearland - my cousin lives there!

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  22. These look great - not overwhelming :) I'd love to dunk one in some hot chocolate right now!

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  23. Goodness me! These would melt in my mouth!! Divine!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  24. I'm totally fine with continuing to celebrate Christmas for as long as possible...especially if it means peanut butter blondies!

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