Triple Peanut Butter Blondies

The ultimate peanut butter lover’s dessert, chewy and chunky Triple Peanut Butter Blondies will satisfy any peanut butter craving!
Triple Peanut Butter Blondies from HandletheHeat.com

If you know me you know I’m obsessed with peanut butter and will always post peanut butter recipes, especially when they’re paired with chocolate. I’ve loved peanut butter ever since I could remember. Thinking back to eating peanut butter sandwiches in the cafeteria in elementary school reminds me of this Buzzfeed article about the 90s that perfectly summed up my childhood. I find it so entertaining and fascinating how decades in time become so easily distinguishable by the fashions, fads, and events that occurred. What will the 2010s look like in another decade? The 2000s are already starting to become something we can look back at and laugh about. Remember all those Ashton Kutcher-style trucker hats and the “Sidekick” cell phones? What about Freedom Fries? Ugg boots? Paris Hilton?

What do you remember best from the decades you’ve lived through? Any embarrassing hairstyles or fashion choices? What will we be embarrassed about in twenty years from today’s fashions?

Recipe Rundown
Taste: So much peanut butter and chocolate goodness you’re going to die!
Texture: Thick, chewy, crisp at the edges, soft inside, and full of chunky peanut butter gems.
Ease: Quick and easy. Perfect to quickly satisfy a peanut butter craving.
Appearance: You can just see how good these are going to taste.
Pros: Fun way to celebrate the awesomeness that is peanut butter.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Mhmmmm.

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Triple Peanut Butter Blondies

This recipe can be easily doubled to fit a 9x13-inch pan.

Yield: 9 blondies

Ingredients:

1/2 stick (2 ounces) unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/4 cup miniature peanut butter cups
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch pan with foil or parchment paper, leaving an overhang, and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from the heat, and stir in the peanut butter. Allow to cool while combining the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Add the egg and vanilla extract to the peanut butter mixture and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared dry ingredients, and stir until well combined. The batter will be thick. Fold in half of the peanut butter chips, peanut butter cups, and chocolate chips, reserving the rest for sprinkling on top.

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, spreading evenly to the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with the remaining peanut butter chips, peanut butter cups, and chocolate chips, lightly pressing them into the batter.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until the top is golden and the edges are slightly browned. Do not overcook. Allow to cool in the pan. Cut into 9 squares and serve.

Recipe by Tessa of Handle the Heat

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10 Responses to “Triple Peanut Butter Blondies”

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 5, 2013 at 4:47 am

    I should never come to your site when I’m hungry! These sound incredible.

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    Tieghan — August 5, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Yeah, these would last maybe a second around here. EVERYONE would love and go crazy for them!! Simply amazing!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — August 5, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Love all of the peanut butter stuffed into these blondies! So good!

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    marcie@flavorhtemoments — August 5, 2013 at 7:57 am

    These look amazing! All that peanut butter goodness would be so dangerous for me.

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    carrian — August 5, 2013 at 8:06 am

    ok, these need to be in my house. I loooove pb!

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — August 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    These blondies looks amazing, I need them in my life like right now *-*

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    Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper — August 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Those bell-bottom jeans with the designs on the bottom are an embarassment for me. I think they were late 90s/very early 2000s. They look so funny to me now and they always got so dirty on the bottom, ruining the design.

    As a peanut butter addict, these bars sound perfect!

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    Ana — August 9, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I was psyched to try these out last night, but they didn’t quite come out right for me. Full disclosure: I did have to mess with recipe slightly. The “dough” was more than stiff, it was unmanageable and the ingredients weren’t mixing. I added a little bit of almond milk to smooth it out (maybe 1/4-1/3 cup?), and I assumed I would have to bake it a bit longer due to the extra moisture. Even still, after almost 40 minutes it still wasn’t done, and I really like underbaked things.

    I know my fiddling may have messed it up, but it just wasn’t coming together, so I saw no other choice. The taste is great, of course, and we’ll just save the underdone bits for ice cream topping. Has anyone else had a similar problem?

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    Bre — November 29, 2013 at 6:28 am

    I made these yesterday for Thanksgiving and they were a huge hit! Very simple and very yummy. I plan on taking them for a treat exchange where I work also. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

    • Tessa replied: — November 30th, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that!

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