Peanut Butter Blondie Bars Recipe
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Peanut Butter Blondie Bars Recipe

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Here's an easy after-school special moms and dads will love. Don't want the kids to see you with your hands in the cookie jar? Be sure to wash down the evidence with a cold glass of milk. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 peanut butter cups, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 173 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 129 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar for 3 minutes. Add the peanut butter, butter and milk; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture, beating just until blended. Stir in the peanut butter cups.
  2. Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Blondies in Simple & Delicious August/September 2011, p60

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 173 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 129 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Peanut Butter Blondie Bars

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"I took a chance at making these after I read the reviews- I was hopeful that my blondies would be different. They were not; they tasted more like cake than blondies."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

"I should've read the reviews before I made these! I was going to write a review that these bars took much longer to bake and that they were much more like cake than a blondie but looks like others beat me to it! Because they took longer to bake the edges and bottom got way too dark and ruined the flavor. I was really disappointed in how they turned out."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

"I should've read the reviews before I made these! I was going to write a review that these bars took much longer to bake and that they were much more like cake than a blondie but looks like others beat me to it! Because they took longer to bake the edges and bottom got way too dark and ruined the flavor. I was really disappointed in how they turned out."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2012

"Due to some comments here, we retested this recipe again. While we agree they were a bit thick and cake-like, the flavor was very good. We have revised the recipe to bake in a 9-in square pan to spread the batter out a bit more. Also, we increased the bake time to 25-30 minutes.For anyone that likes moist, fudgy bars and peanut butter, these are for them.Taste of Home Test Kitchen"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"These had good flavor, but were nothing like the picture. I made a double recipe, baked it in a 9x13 pan, and it took a lot longer to be done in the middle. They were very cake-like, and not gooey at all. Next time I will just add some peanut butter to my own blonde brownie recipe."

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