Thursday, June 4, 2009

Peanut Butter Blondies

Tonight while I was in baking mode, I also decided to make Peanut Butter Blondies. My husband loves peanut butter so I figured it'd be a perfect treat for him. This dessert comes together quickly, so it's perfect for a last minute get-together, as a simple gift, or a night in. These blondies are great with a tall glass of cold milk and a good book!

Peanut Butter Blondies
(adapted slightly from Good Things Catered)

4 Tbsp butter, almost melted
2 Tbsp oil
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/8 c. milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/3 c. honey roasted peanuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8×8 pan with foil and lightly grease. In a small microwave safe mixing bowl melt the butter for 20-30 seconds until melted. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

In bowl of stand mixer, add oil, peanut butter and butter and mix until creamy and smooth, about 1 minute. Add the brown sugar to the peanut butter mixture and stir until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the egg and stir to combine thoroughly. Add milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
Add the flour, baking powder and salt to the peanut butter mixture and stir just to combine (will be quite thick). Gently fold in chocolate chips and peanuts.

Place into prepared pan and use a greased spatula to evenly spread mixture in pan and level the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set in the middle. Cool completely and cut.

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