Dense, chewy, and intensely peanut buttery, these peanut butter blondies come together in one bowl and half an hour. No complaints here.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 22minutes
Total Time 32minutes
Servings 16two-inch blondies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper or grease well. Set aside.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter (this takes about 1 minute in my microwave). Stir in peanut butter until it melts into the butter and is one homogenous mixture, then whisk in brown sugar. My whisk of choice is actually a fork, but a normal whisk works too. Whisk in egg and vanilla until mixture is well-combined.
Add flour, baking soda, and salt to the wet mixture. Stir it all together until evenly combined.
Press the mixture evenly into the pan to form one layer. I find using my hands at the end to smooth it out is easiest. Sprinkle some chopped peanuts over the top, if desired.
Bake for 22-24 minutes, until the edges are browned and the bars look slightly puffed. Cool completely before cutting into bars, if you can wait that long.
*conventional or natural peanut butter both work. I tried it both ways, and slightly prefer the texture of the blondies when conventional peanut butter is used (it's denser), but both are delicious.Bars can be stored, covered, at room temperature for up to 3 days.
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