Damn those Peanut Butter Melts, they were staring me in the eye and there was only one way out with any sort of non-depreciating after effects. I knew I was meeting up with some friends for boardgames and general get-together activities. I dreamed of thick and chewy blondies. With little time to create any sort of recipe and knowing I didn’t want to waste those beautiful pb melts I sought out AllRecipes.com and got inspired a TollHouse’s recipe. They turned out great, you have to watch not to over cook them though. Don’t be worried if the batter seems a little short changed when you put it in the pan as the baking powder gives it omph.
Peanut Butter Cup Blondies
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1+1/2 cup of peanutbutter melts or cup coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a 9″x13″ pan.
In a small bowl combine flours,baking powder and salt.
In a larger bowl add softened butter and beat in sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and form a smooth batter. If you do not have vanilla, add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and combine well.
With a wooden spoon or spatuala add peanut butter candy, reserving about 1/2 cup for the topping. If you cannot find the peanut butter cups, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, scor bits or even regular semi-sweet chocolate chips would be just as good. The mixture should be smoother than a cookie dough recipe but thicker than a cake batter. Evenly as you can, spread into the prepared pan. Top with remaining candy.
Oven times vary, it took me about 15 -18 minutes but check after 10.The top should be just golden brown and the sides will pull away from the pan a little.
Let cool in pan on wire rack. These would be great served warm with ice cream on top.