On Christmas, my family and I went to a community dinner sp0nsored by the USO. Lots of people brought side dishes and desserts to the dinner and one in particular stood out to me…
It was a blondie of sorts. A cookie bar. Inside it had chocolate and marshmallow… and it got me to thinking, why haven’t I made more blondies before?
Since I had these two beautiful jars of homemade peanut butter that I had just whipped up… I knew this was a perfect opportunity to make some peanut butter blondies!
The grocery store had a huge sale on it’s holiday bags of chocolate… so I picked up a couple bags of Hershey’s Chocolate Chunks for only $1 each today… so I knew I had to include some chocolate with the peanut butter!
This recipe makes a ton of peanut butter chocolate chunk blondies…. so be prepared to share!
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chunk Blondies
Makes 12 large squares… more if you cut them smaller
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 cups light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup homemade peanut butter (see my recipe!)
1/4 cup milk
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup + 1/4 cup chocolate chunks
- Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees. Great a 9×13 metal pan with shortening or butter.
- In a medium sauce pan, melt together the butter and brown sugar on medium heat… whisking often.
- Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in the peanut butter. Whisk until all the peanut butter has melted. Set aside to cool as you prepare the flour.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Whisk the eggs and vanilla into the butter/sugar mixture.
- Make a well in the middle of the flour and pur the butter/sugar mixture in. Using a spatula, fold the butter/sugar into the flour about 6-7 strokes.
- Add the milk and fold 4-5 more strokes. You just want to barely combine the ingredients, making sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.
- Dump in the chocolate chips and fold until combined.
- Pour the thick batter into your prepared pan and spread to the edges. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chunks.
- Bake 25-30 minutes or until the top and edges have turned a golden brown. Allow to cool in the pan before cutting into squares.
- Drizzle with extra peanut butter, serve with a big glass of milk and enjoy!