July 31, 2010 in bars
Something you may not know about me is that I consider dying my hair somewhat of a hobby. You guys know I dye my hair red but every once in a while I get the urge to go blonde. That urge struck a few weeks ago and since then I’ve been meaning to make blondies to confess that my blog name is now a lie.
It was hard coming up with a blondie that I haven’t already made and posted about. I made one a few days ago when I had some bananas on their last leg. I had dreams of amazing peanut butter banana blondies but sadly, they did not work out. So this was number 2. They are peanut butter blondies with chocolate chunks sprinkled on top. And yes, they are every bit as good as they sound.
Forgive me, you guys. Give me a few months and I’m sure I’ll be a ginger again.
Peanut Button Blondies
adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk chocolate chunks
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 9 x 13 inch pan with parchment paper.
Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to wet mixture, stirring until it is just combined. Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle chocolate chunks over top.
Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.