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Peanut Butter Blondie Bars Recipe

Peanut Butter Blondie Bars Recipe

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 YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large 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

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 173 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .

Reviews for Peanut Butter Blondie Bars

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richellenicole User ID: 6261943 80303
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
Danerlea User ID: 875081 68066
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
Danerlea User ID: 875081 136170
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
KScales User ID: 3262967 68034
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
LaurainKs User ID: 5272920 62809
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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kwearne User ID: 6543644 153485
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"These were very cakey, not like the picture at all. They tasted pretty good, though, so I'd probably try them again in a bigger pan to see if they were more similar to the picture. I followed the recipe exactly, but it also took way longer to get done than it says in the 8x8 pan - nearly 35 min!"

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mreilly615 User ID: 2340136 80302
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"These were not good. They were to thick like cake almost. They didn't look like the picture at all. If I tried them again I would cook them in a 9X13 pan."

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mbanks62 User ID: 2777882 108405
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"This is so good and simple to make. For an extra treat I put chocolate chips on the top before I baked them. If you love peanut butter, this is the treat for you. Awesome!"

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