Peanut Butter Blondies

A creamy, peanutty frosting gets spread over these scrumptious squares. Cut into 48 bars, there are enough treats here for a party or bake sale.

Peanut Butter Blondies
Yield: 48 blondies Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 pound packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 pound confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup hot water

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pans with cooking spray.

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

3. In a large bowl, beat shortening, peanut butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed for 3 minutes. Add eggs; beat 3 minutes more. Add vanilla.

4. On low speed, beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the peanuts.

5. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool slightly.

Frosting:

6. Beat confectioners sugar, peanut butter, shortening, salt and vanilla. Add hot water a little at a time. Beat until smooth. Spread over blondies while still warm.