Friday, 3 April 2009

Peanut Butter Blondies

Wow I can’t believe its Friday; this week has just flown by! I’m hoping the lovely spring weather we have been having will continue through-out the weekend, as hubby and I plan on doing some gardening. I’m also hoping to get some baking done at some stage during the weekend but just in case I’m too tired after my gardening and shopping activities I decided to bake these Peanut Butter Blondies today. These blondies are moist, really chewy and loaded with double peanut butter flavour!! These nutty treats will be devoured in no time. Have a great weekend everyone!

Peanut Butter Blondies

1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup/8 tablespoons/1 stick/113g unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1½ cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup crunchy peanut butter (NOT natural-style)
½ cup peanut butter chips
¼ cup chopped dry roasted salted peanut

Place an oven rack in the middle of your oven and preheat the oven to 350oF/180oC/160oC fan oven. Grease and line a 13 by 9-inch baking pan with baking parchment. You should have a few inches left on each short end with which to lift the brownies out when they are done.

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together.

In a large bowl, whisk together the melted, cooled butter, and the brown sugar. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Whisk in the peanut butter until combined.

Add the flour mixture to the large bowl and stir just until combined. Stir in the peanut butter chips and chopped peanuts.

Spread the batter in the prepared pan, smoothing the top. Bake 30-35 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the cooking time. Let the blondies cool completely in the pan, set on a wire rack, about 1 hour. Remove the blondies from the pan, cut into squares.


Mermaid Sews said...

I love peanut butter - this is a great recipe, thanks.

Reeni said...

What a delicious treat, Maria! I love peanut butter and blondies, these look real yummy. Have a lovely weekend!

Nickki said...

These look great Maria, I love blondies! :)

Maggie said...

These look lovely Maria - bet they didn't last very long!

Rhyleysgranny said...

Oh these look good. A nice reward after your gardening. Enjoy the new furniture

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Lovely, just lovely!

Sweet Treats by Dani said...

sometimes i think u read my mind when u r baking maria :)
these would last NO time in my house!

Kelly-Jane said...

They look great!

Maria said...

The blondies look fabulous!!

♥Rosie♥ said...

These really look scrummy Maria - miss R would love these ;0)

Rosie x