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Friday, October 18, 2013

Peanut butter cup blondies


If you still have a bottle of peanut butter lurking inside your fridge , better try this easy and delicious treats !

Peanut butter cups are optional . I've made this last year using peanut butter chips as substitute  and if you don't have any of those , just add more chocolate chips .

This is the easiest cookie recipe I've made so far , no need to use your trusty electric mixer , only a whisk to mix everything and it takes only 19 minutes to actually bake it , okay , I baked mine a minute more  ^__^

Fudgy , nutty and a bit crunchy along the edges , these delightful bars will surely please both young and young at heart alike lol


Recipe adapted from Cooking Light magazine September 2011

5.6 oz / about 1 1/4 cups / 160 grams all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar I used scant 3/4 cup
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt about 1/8 teaspoon 
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter crunchy peanut butter
1/4 cup / 57 grams butter , melted and cooled slightly
2 tablespoon 2 % reduced-fat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs , lightly beaten
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips milk chocolate chips 
4 ( 0.75 oz ) peanut butter cups , coarsely chopped 12 ( 10 grams ) Reese's peanut butter cups , divided

 * Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C . Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan , set aside .

* Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a measuring cup . Combine the first 4 ingredients ( through salt ) in a large mixing bowl  , stirring well with the whisk .

*  In a small bowl , combine peanut butter and the next 4 ingredients ( through eggs ) , stir until well incorporated .

* Add the peanut butter mixture to the flour mixture , stir until combined . Stir in the chocolate chips and half of the Reese's . 

* Scrape batter into into the prepared pan and scatter the  remaining chopped peanut butter cups over the top .

* Bake for 19 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging .

* Cool in pan on wire rack .



This post is linked to the bloghop event Cook your Books hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


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27 comments :

  1. these look SO scrumptious - I have a few peanut butter fans around here so I'm making a batch tomorrow!
    Mary x

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  2. i wonder if this is also how they make reese cups :)

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    1. Shane , nah , it tasted different :D I've seen some recipe on how to make peanut butter cups online . It looks easy enough to make , do check it out !

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  3. Peanut Butter cups are my weakness, Anne. I can seriously eat an entire bag of the minis in a week or less. Although I know I am probably better off not giving this recipe a second thought, how could I possibly? It looks so good, sounds so yummy and whips up in a flash. Totally saving this!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  4. Anne, this is sinfully delicious! I love it!

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  5. Wow love these peanut butter blondes! Ann, you need to mail some to me, please.

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  6. I love this, Tiyay! Too bad Neu doesn't like peanut butter. Boo!

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    1. Tin , better gani so that duwa lang kamo ni Miss Dree ma eat lol

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  7. Hmm..hmmm....these look so very tempting. Wish I can have some. Hope you're having a fabulous weekend.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  8. these looks awesome! i bet they must taste equally wicked

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  9. It's such a stunner. While I am not a big fan of sweets, I am gonna try out. It seems quite easy to make and oh yes, my friend will love it to the maximum

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  10. Anne, that sounds so quick and easy...but my cupboard is bare of peanut butter! I will have to remember this when a bottle of peanut butter pays us a visit one day:)

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  11. o Gosh..these look seriously rich and loaded with peanut butter and chocolate!

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  12. Anne, These cookies look so yummy! I'll definitely try this recipe for sure :)

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  13. These blondies look so cute and yummy. Great to snack on at anytime of the day!

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  14. Hi Anne,
    Fantastic looking blondies! I have never seen peanut butter cups sold here before, maybe I could find them in some high-end supermarket,but then, they would probably cost a bundle! These look seriously good! Got to dig out my fridge, time for some treasure hunt, for peanut butter!
    Thanks for linking!

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  15. I have always wanted to bake blondies but never actually got down to doing it, strange! Got to try soon, if only I have those wonderful looking peanut butter cups! sinful!

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  16. I seldom made cookies, so throw me some please...

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  17. These look phenomenal! I love a great blondie recipe and peanutbutter cups are my all time favorite candy, so this is definitely working for me.

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  18. A lot of changes are happening on your blog. I do have peanut butter and I used it today for making maca powder balls for my husband. These blondies look super delicious and I am sure my daughter would love it.

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  19. Hi Anne, this is so delightful and addictive. Pass me few pieces and a cup of coffee, please! :)) Love your new blog design, 2 thumbs up for you.

    Have a nice day.

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  20. this must be so addictive as well...! that's supposed to be 1/2 tsp of baking powder , rite?

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    1. Lena , thank you so much for pointing it out :D

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  21. Hi Anne,

    I like the fact this sinfully-delicious treats is actually made with a cooking light recipe. My family are Reese addicts and will love this!

    Zoe

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  22. Hi Anne,
    Peanut butter blondes!!! These will be gone in no time in my house!
    Drop by later to pick up a few :D
    mui

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  23. Hi Anne, I have made myself a solemn promise that this is the last of your posts that I will check out before lunch. It is just 11.40 and my stomach is growling and I am craving udon noodles, oreo cheesecakes and not peanut blondies....not fair....

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