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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

When I hear peanut butter and chocolate in the same sentence or recipe, I always pay attention.  I’ve done my fair share of baking with both ingredients, but when they come together the results are divine. My new favorite peanut butter chocolate treat are these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies. I am a huge blondie fan and these do not disappoint.

Josh is allergic to peanut butter so I shared these blondies with our friends. I am always happy to share my baked goods, but these were hard to give away. I might of even shed a tear when I handed a plate of blondies to our friends. It was sad to see them go. I knew that if I kept them I would have eaten the entire 9 by 13 pan by myself. So it is a good thing that I shared:)

I love this recipe because they are easy to make, you don’t even have to wait for the butter to soften. The blondies are soft, chewy, and have the perfect peanut butter and chocolate balance. I used milk chocolate chips this time around, but semi-sweet chocolate chips would be delicious as well.

If you swoon over peanut butter and chocolate desserts, you have to make these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies. I can’t wait to make them again and I might not share next time:)

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch by 13-inch pan and set aside.

2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from the heat, and stir in the peanut butter, until creamy and combined. Set mixture aside to cool.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

4. Add the eggs, one at a time, to the peanut butter mixture, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared dry ingredients, and stir until batter is smooth. Fold in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips, reserving the rest for sprinkling on top.

5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, spreading the batter evenly to the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips and lightly press them into the batter.

6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden and the edges are slightly browned. Remove blondies from oven and place them on a wire rack to cool. Once cooled, cut into squares and serve.

Recipe adapted from My Kitchen Addiction

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80 Responses to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies”

  1. 1
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — September 7, 2011 @ 3:58 am

    When I hear PB & choc in the same recipe, I pay attention too! It’s my fave combo, or one of. I also love sunflower seed butter but in baking, I love the results I get with PB.

    The blondies…look amazing.

    Sorry you gave them away. I would have been shedding a tear too!

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    Rosa — September 7, 2011 @ 4:07 am

    Mmhhh, so fudgy and delicious looking! I am a sucker for those blondies.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Kathryn — September 7, 2011 @ 4:24 am

    Blondies are awesome and a combination of PB and chocolate is hard to beat!

  4. 4
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 7, 2011 @ 6:03 am

    I also can’t ignore the sound of a peanut butter and chocolate dessert! I’d probably eat all of these blondies before giving them away!

  5. 5
    Jessica @ How Sweet — September 7, 2011 @ 6:37 am

    Best combo ever!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 7, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    These sound awesome! I need a good blondie recipe in my life :)

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — September 7, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    aw, i kind of feel bad for josh being allergic to peanut butter when there’s goodies like this out there! one of our close friends is also allergic to peanut butter…good thing our house isn’t though :) they look divine!

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    Caroline @ chocolate and carrots — September 7, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    Haha…I always perk up when I hear peanut butter and chocolate too. That’s a bummer that Josh is allergic. :-/ The upside, you have lucky friends! :-)

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    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — September 7, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    These look amazing. I am going to have to try my hand at making these into the gluten and dairy free variety for my littles. Thank you so much for the idea!

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    Erica — September 7, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    Ive been hooked on almond butter bars as of late, i need to venture back to pb! They look great. Hope youre feeling well!! You are so close!!

  11. 11
    kelley — September 7, 2011 @ 8:46 am

    How can you go wrong with two of the best ingredients EVER? I want these now.

  12. 12
    Karly — September 7, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    I imagine it was VERY difficult to give these away! They look amazing!

  13. 13
    Bev Weidner — September 7, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    f-r-e-a-k-i-n-g YUM!

  14. 14
    Shannon — September 7, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    Ohhhh…yumminess!!!

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    brandi — September 7, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    they look perfect! i made some blondies last night – so, so good :)

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    Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook — September 7, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    Great combination here! I’m impressed you were able to give them away. I’d have eaten them all myself (I may have considered shared with Rachel…Maybe!)

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    Blog is the New Black — September 7, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Love blondies- love this combo!

  18. 18
    Laura @ SweetSavoryPlanet — September 7, 2011 @ 10:17 am

    I love making blondies. So much fun to add flavors and other fun ingredients to. Can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate!

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — September 7, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Oh goodness. Those look amazing. I am desperately trying to do a sugar detox, but today seems to be posts of brownies and cookies. I think it’s a sign that I need to scrap the detox and bake. :)

    • Two Peas replied: — September 7th, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

      A little treat won’t hurt:)

  20. 20

    You had me at peanut butter and chocolate! Yum!

  21. 21
    Kelly — September 7, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    I love blondies. Even though I just made blondies you’re making me want to whip out the butter and make some again!

  22. 22
    Shari @ The Daily Dish — September 7, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    These look amazing! :)

  23. 23
    Jen — September 7, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    These look yummy! So.. what exactly is the difference between these and cookie bars? They look just like the chocolate chip cookie bars I make (minus the peanut butter). Just curious!

    • Two Peas replied: — September 7th, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

      Blondies are made with lots of brown sugar! Usually no granulated sugar.

  24. 24
    Elsie — September 7, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    I swoon! I swoon!!! :-)
    Just started following your blog, I love it! Keep up the good work, can’t wait to see the new pea to the pod. :-)

    • Two Peas replied: — September 7th, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

      Thanks for following! Glad to have you:)

  25. 25
    Amanda — September 7, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    Another amazing recipe… I am pretty sure these wouldn’t make it a day around here. :)

  26. 26
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — September 7, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

    I’m going to have to whip these up for my crowd.

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    Urban Wife — September 7, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

    Good thing I have all the ingredients in my pantry!

  28. 28

    PB + chocolate are a fast way to my heart! I absolutely love the combo. Especially when it’s dark chocolate + PB.

  29. 29
    HeatherChristo — September 7, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    wow. you really hit my peanut butter chocolate sweet spot! These look wonderful, and would be great for lunches!

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    Meg — September 7, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    These look amazing! will definitely be making these this weekend for a BBQ!!!! Thanks Maria!

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    Joanne — September 7, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

    I’m pretty sure waiting for butter to soften is one of my least favorite activities in the world, so these get brownie points for not forcing me to do it! And you’re right about the PB/choc combo…heaven.

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    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — September 7, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    These look great Maria! Perfect combination.

  33. 33
    Sasha @ The Procrastobaker — September 7, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

    Ive never baked with both together would you believe but would LOVE to try it out, and this looks like the perfect recipe to let both aspects shine. Gorgeous little treats and saving this one for sure :)

  34. 34
    Lauren from Lauren's Latest — September 7, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

    There is nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter! YUM!

  35. 35

    I have never made blondies before. They are all over the place lately, so I am going to have to change that because they all look so good! This PB and Chocolate one sure is high on my list!

  36. 36
    Jessica — September 7, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

    Poor Josh having to miss out on these babies! They sound amazing :-)

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    marla — September 7, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    I am with you. PB & chocolate NEVER gets ignored! These blondies look awesome!

  38. 38
    Cassie — September 7, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

    I never ignore PB & Chocolate and I’m a newly discovered lover of blondies so this dessert totally works for me. Sounds so delicious!

  39. 39
    Liz @ Southern Charm — September 7, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Love PB & chocolate together. My fave combination. Glad you share the taste and this recipe! Can’t wait to make these!

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    Kristen — September 7, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

    I hope you at least kept one or two for yourself! They look great, Maria.

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