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Peanut Butter Blondies

The kids I baby-sit for love these moist chewy bars. There's plenty of peanut butter flavor plus a yummy chocolate frosting and a sprinkling of peanut butter chips.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the peanut butter, butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in chips.
  • Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, combine the butter, cocoa, milk, corn syrup and vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Frost brownies. Sprinkle with chips. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 283 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
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