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

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

    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 !

  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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  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:)

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

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

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

  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!

  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!

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

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

  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!


  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

  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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