Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

     I am not a fan of peanut butter but my husband loved it.  When I saw the picture that went along with the peanut butter cup blondies I knew I had to make them for him.  The dough is made from chocolate chip cookie dough with added peanut butter and then the entire dish is topped off with chopped peanut butter cups.

       The resulting blondies looked really good.  They were golden brown and the peanut butter cups had slightly melted into the blondies.  My husband and his buddies said that they enjoyed the addition of the peanut butter cups.  I love that these are a bar cookie which makes them super easy to bake.

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies (adapted from Prevention RD)
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/3 c. smooth peanut butter
1/4 c. butter, melted
2 T. applesauce
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 c. chocolate chips
10 mini Reese cups, quartered

1.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 9 pan with baking spray.

2.  In a mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.

3.  In another bowl cream the butter and the sugars.  Mix in the peanut butter, applesauce, vanilla, and eggs.

4.  Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.  Fold in the chocolate chips.

5.  Spread the batter into the prepared pan.  Arrange the peanut butter cups over top of the batter, pushing them slightly into the batter.

6.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs.  Cool on a wire rack.

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Comments

  1. I love baked goods made with candy bar pieces-yum! The classic flavor of these are hard to beat. The extra bonus is that they do not require a lot of time in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe and enjoy the weekend.

  2. Oh…. my! This looks like a dangerous dessert. You know the kind. The ones that can be consumed in an evening while watching TV.

  3. These look delicious! I’m definitely saving this recipe!

  4. These look really tasty AND very easy to make. Two important qualities!

  5. Those look so fantastic. Come visit us today. We have a wonderful banana bread recipe to share.

  6. Oh, that looks SO delicious! Blondies are so good to begin with, but add peanut butter and I might eat the whole pan! Thanks for sharing at shine on fridays! Hope to see you again next week!

  7. I’m not HUGE on peanut butter either, but for these I made an exception :) Glad your hubby liked them :P

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