Faith Gorsky

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies

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Even though they’re almost like a cross between chocolate chip cookies and brownies, blondies are unique in their own right. They should be rich – dense instead of light and cakey – and as far as mix-ins go, the sky’s the limit. Here I went with a peanut butter base for the batter, mixed in chocolate chunks and butter toffee peanuts, and topped it with pretzels and more peanuts. The resulting blondies are rich and gooey, sweet and salty, and completely irresistible.

I have a couple tips to make sure your blondies come out right: (1.) It is not a mistake that there is no baking powder or baking soda in this recipe; the eggs are the only leavener needed because we don’t really want the blondies to rise. (2.) Be careful not to over-bake the blondies; even just 5 minutes of over-baking can take away their gooey factor. (3.) Make sure to let the blondies cool completely before cutting, otherwise you’ll think they’re undercooked and want to bake them longer. Keep these tricks in mind and you’ll end up with perfect blondies every time!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Yield: 1 9X9-inch pan, about 16 servings

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies

Ingredients

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies Ingredients - Peanut Butter & Co. White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies Ingredients - chopped chocolate bar

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies Ingredients - Peanut Butter & Co. Butter Toffee Peanuts

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
3/4 cup White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (4 ounce) 60% cacao chocolate bar, chopped into chunks
1 cup Peanut Butter & Co. Butter Toffee Peanuts, coarsely chopped, divided
1 1/4 cups small pretzels, crushed but not completely smashed

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Melt the butter in a large bowl and let it cool slightly. Stir in the peanut butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies - Stir in the peanut butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla

3. Stir in the flour and salt, and then stir in the chopped chocolate and half of the chopped peanuts.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies - stir in the chopped chocolate and half of the chopped peanuts

4. Spread the batter evenly into a glass 9X9-inch baking dish. (Alternatively, you can use a metal pan; if you do so, start checking for doneness after 18 minutes of baking because the blondies will cook faster). Optionally, you can line the baking dish with parchment paper first.

5. Sprinkle on the crushed pretzels, lightly pressing them into the top, and then sprinkle on the peanuts, lightly pressing them into the top as well. If your pretzels are unsalted, sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher or sea salt evenly on top. (The salt gives a nice balance to the sweet ingredients in this dish.)

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies - Sprinkle on the crushed pretzels, lightly pressing them into the top, and then sprinkle on the peanuts

6. Bake until the blondies are golden along the edges and set in the middle, about 25 minutes.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies - Bake until the blondies are golden along the edges

7. Cool completely before cutting.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies - Cool completely before cutting

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies, 9.1 out of 10 based on 19 ratings

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36 Responses to White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies

  1. Dandi D says:

    I would like to see a peanut butter chocolate cheesecake recipe.

  2. Judith says:

    I’d love to see a no-bake dessert!

  3. Sarah says:

    More vegan and gluten free ones!

  4. Megan M. says:

    Definitely some gluten-free options.

  5. Kelli says:

    No bake desserts like granola bars or energy bites.

  6. Marica Taylor says:

    Grilled peanut butter sandwiches. Like a grilled cheese, but with peanut butter and other fillings.

  7. Amy C. says:

    I would like to see some type of truffle. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe!

  8. Amy says:

    Peanut Butter muffin recipes would be great!

  9. Paige H. says:

    A gluten free PB recipe would be great!! Or cheesecake! The white choc flavor is my fave 🙂

  10. Steven Lauren says:

    Can’t wait to try making these….

  11. MaryAnn says:

    I’d like to see more gluten free recipes! Peanut butter and chocolate have been my comfort foods since I had to cut gluten out.

  12. michael says:

    thee best Creps or Pancake recipe

  13. Sharon Meagher says:

    Peanut butter eclairs

  14. Kaytlyn says:

    Peanut butter truffles. Yum!

  15. David Richardson says:

    How about a peanut butter cake or bread. Love my crunchy peanut butter

  16. Taylor Reffett says:

    Peanut butter layer cake! I have never found a good peanut butter cake recipe.

  17. Mary W says:

    I have been looking for a peanut butter no bake recipe that does not involve Cool Whip or whipped cream.

  18. Sonia B says:

    They are all good! Maybe something with black raspberry in it?!

  19. Becky Sanders says:

    How about some cookie recipes? Delicious!

  20. Stephen Fusi says:

    A peanut butter stir-fry recipe, or a natural protein bar replacement.

  21. Jennifer Irby says:

    peanut butter muffins

  22. Hannah B says:

    Anything with peanut butter and chocolate!! YIM!

  23. shelly pitt says:

    more chocolate and peanut butter candies,yum.

  24. Lauren says:

    I would like to see a healthier high protein version of a dessert that was quick and easy to make!

  25. Michelle M says:

    PB Biscotti recipes

  26. Stephanie Swire says:

    How about a no-bake chocolate peanut butter pie?

  27. susan atkins says:

    I would like a no bake recipe- I work and do not have a lot of extra time but am looking for something different for the grandkids

  28. Katie says:

    Something I can make for my sister who loves chocolate and peanut butter but is gluten free!!

  29. Elisabeth says:

    Peanut butter and caramel truffles

  30. Kristen Spirko says:

    Peanut butter no bake bites!

  31. Marianne Hertel says:

    I would love to see peanut butter,dark chocolate,and espresso brownies! 🙂

  32. Erica W. says:

    A peanut butter granola bar recipe for us runners to fuel with before our next run!

  33. Liz Martone says:

    A peanut butter and coconut dessert!

  34. Valerie C. says:

    I’d like a recipe for a layered bar cake with PB, marshmallow fluff and cookie.

  35. sharon says:

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Chocolate Whoopee Pies!

  36. Shelia Ogletree says:

    I would love to try it I love chocolate

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