peanut butter cup blondies

Oh readers, I love you. Yesterday I posted pictures on Facebook of homemade raspberry lemonade and then peanut buter cup blondies and today you're asking for the blondies recipe...not the homemade lemonade!  Well, I'm here for you and your wish is my command so as long as Anders keeps sleeping right now here is the recipe!

It's one I clipped months ago and given that I hosted some friends in the neighborhood for an official playdate yesterday I had a reason to make these.  I used Trader Joe's mini peanut butter cups but you could use 4 regular size peanut butter cups and just chop them up.

This came together quickly, and I needed it to as I made it around 7 am and was working with only a few moments before a meltdown and morning nap occurred.  The brownies came out golden after about 25 minutes but I started checking on them at 19.  They cut perfectly and had a nice soft center.  Make 'em, alright?

{Recipe thanks to and loosely adapted from Cooking Light}

{Ingredients You'll Need}

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup melted butter, slightly cooled
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk (other kinds would work okay too)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup mini peanut butter cups, plus a few more for the top
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 then whisk together the flour through salt.  In another bowl mix together the peanut butter through eggs and then combine the two.
  2. Stir in the chocolate chips and peanut butter cups and pour batter into a 9-inch square metal baking dish that's been coated with cooking spray.  Bake for 19 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Mine took about 25 minutes until they were done!
There you go!  Enjoy them while they last...

1 comment

  1. Celina Branton5/18/2012

    So, OK.....I also want the Raspberry Lemonade recipe..... but hated to ask for both... knowing how time-limited you are! :) You just make everything sound and look soooooooo tempting! Just one peek, and I'm ready to pull out the mixing bowls and pans! You have a true talent! Now, looking forward to your own personal Recipes for Life by LB!