Peanut Blondies

Although these bar cookies look like a typical blondie recipe, they're made with peanut butter. The frosting is melted white chocolate chips.

Peanut Blondies
Yield: 18 bars Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups white-chocolate chips

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with foil, extending over two sides.

2. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat butter and peanut butter for 1 minute, until blended. Add sugar; beat for 2 minutes, until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs; beat until smooth, about 1 minute.

4. Stir in flour mixture and 3/4 cup of the nuts.

5. Spread batter evenly into pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle white-chocolate chips over top. Let stand 5 minutes until chips are soft enough to spread. Spread chocolate over top; sprinkle on remaining 1/4 cup chopped nuts.

6. Cool in pan on wire rack. When cool, remove from pan and gently peel away foil. Cut into 18 bars.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 314, Fat, total (g): 17, chol. (mg): 40, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 37, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 6, sodium (mg): 103, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.