Peanut Butter Chips Blondies

I'm always on a lookout for any recipes that are easy and that have ingredients that I can find in my stash ^-^" & can also be easily substituted . As I'm always almost at the library , okay okay , the lib's in the same building as the market , so who can resist the lure of current gossip mags ? hee hee So I borrowed this back issue of Cooking Light magazine , yes siree , the cover is the photo of scrumptious brownies ! As I always love brownies , who doesn't anyway ? I am tickled-pink when these 4 recipes are easy , meaning not too many pots , bowls and utensils to use and wash heh ! As I don't have peanut butter cups : ( , which would really look good as a topping , I used peanut butter chips instead . These blondies turns out to be just a fine line between cakey and fudgy ( if there's such a thing ) and after few hours , the top and the sides are still crunchy . One of the plus of making these blondies , it takes just 19 minutes to actually bake it !

Recipe from Cooking Light Mag , Sept 2011

Serves 20

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

5.6 ounces all-purpose flour , about 1 1/4 cups
1 cup granulated sugar ( I used a generous 1/2 cup )
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup / 56 grams butter , melted and cooled slightly
2 T 2% reduced-fat milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs , lightly beaten
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips ( a combination of semisweet and white chocolate chips )
Cooking spray
4 ( 0.75 oz ) peanut butter cups , coarsely chopped ( more or less half-cup peanut butter chips )

* Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C .
* Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups , level with a knife . Combine flour and the rest 3 ingredients ( through salt ) , stirring well with a whisk . Combine peanut butter and the next 4 ingredients ( through eggs ) , stirring well . Add peanut butter mixture to the flour mixture ; stir until combined . Stir in the chocolate chips .
* Scrape the batter into 9-inch square metal baking pan lightly coated with cooking spray and arrange the peanut butter cups over batter . Bake for 19 minutes or until a wooden stick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs still clinging . Cool in a pan on a wire rack .


  1. They really look wonderful with a nice colour. I really crave for baked goods but then I have to satisfy myself with one chocolate square. Yes, I eat it everyday.

  2. Tiyay, what do you mean peanut butter cups? like those of reese's? i don't see any pb cups here. uh-oh!

  3. Tin , nag sign in ka sa blogger ?! That's why you're so dugay hahahha Yup , Reese's ! Good thing naka buy ko last time sa city super :D

  4. That close up sure has my mouth watering. You did fill these bars with some goodies-yum! This post will be floating around in the back of my head for awhile, I guess until I make them. Ha-it may take 19 minutes to make but only a few minutes to disappear. Have a great day!

  5. Anne, my hubby and eldest daughter would be so happy if I make this! They just love anything with peanut your peanut butter chips blondies sound so perfect for them!
    Btw, I have some awards waiting for you...

  6. I wish that I can buy all these yummy peanut butter chips in Melbourne. They are not easily available in our local supermarket and stores.

  7. This sound so yummy , my kids sure love this !

  8. ooo that looks yumm.....first time here....enjoying your recipes!

  9. Yummy! Those blondies are sure calling out my name.

  10. My brother would go bonkers for this one. He just loves peanut butter.


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