Monday, November 28, 2011

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

Be honest. You didn't think I could go this long without posting a recipe involving peanut butter and chocolate, did you. I've got a nice easy recipe today that involves one mixing bowl, an 8x8 pan and mini peanut butter cups. Did you know Reese's now sells a bag of mini peanut butter cups with NO wrappers?? That's right, no more wasting time unwrapping those little suckers before throwing them into my mouth the mixing bowl.

These bars are a nice combination of a blondie base and peanut butter cups. It's quick and easy and would look lovely on your holiday cookie platter.

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies
adapted from Cookies and Cups

1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups flour
1 bag mini Reese's peanut butter cups

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8x8 pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
2. Combine melted butter, brown sugar, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. Mix well.
3. Add baking soda and flour. Mix until just combined.
4. Add peanut butter cups and mix until well incorporated.
5. Spread evenly in 8x8 pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
6. Let cool before cutting into squares.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


Mona Pendleton said...

What scrumptious little treats Mara!

Rebecca Keppel said...

oh, blondies are my favorite ever!

Michelle H. said...

Wow!! These look and sound so yummy!!
Love the twine & doiles you used!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Meg Luby said...

ha, we share an addiction to peanut butter chocolate. yum!
thanks for posting! love you and your blog

Sue said...

These look absolutely HEAVENLY, Mara!

melody said...

most definitely......those look 'heavenly'!