Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

I go to lunch monthly with a great group of ladies. We laugh, eat, and laugh some more. We joke that we are eating our way thru Utah County! We don't often get dessert--so I happily bring it. I need to try recipes for my blog and I love to share. It is also difficult having a pan of goodies staring at me all day.
I made these Peanut Butter Cup Blondies because I had a bag of Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in the pantry. I knew if I didn't use them soon I would eat them straight out of the bag. Do you ever do this--please say yes?
The recipe was simple to put together which was a good thing because time was short. I cooked the blondies and then put them outside in 30 degrees to cool. It wasn't long and they were packaged and ready to go. The blondies looked like little presents. Who doesn't want a goodie wrapped and ribboned (I made that word up)!
This recipe comes from Alida's Kitchen

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (3 1/2 ounces)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/ 3 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips--I used Hershey's Mini Kisses
4 ounces Mini Peanut Butter Cups, cut in half
 In a large bowl mix together flour, sugars, salt and baking powder. In a small bowl mix together melted butter, peanut butter, eggs, milk and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix just until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips. Put in a 9x9 square pan that has been sprayed with Pam, lined with parchment and sprayed again. Pat batter into pan. Sprinkle Peanut Butter Cups over top and press down lightly. 
Bake at 375 for about 25 minutes or until a few crumbs remain on a toothpick. Cool and cut into bars.

Two years ago.....Toasted Almond Scones.
Four years ago......Surprise Cookies


Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

LOVE these, Cindy! Another recipe to print off. Where did you get those darling bags? I have to give away a ton of my goodies, too...otherwise, I'd be as big as a house ;)

Rebekah said...

They look like perfection! Yes, I totally eat the baking candies out of the bag...I'm a huge fan of the Andes Baking Bits, too. :)

Rita said...

Cindy, these look so yummy! I can't wait to try them out! Thanks for sharing.

KER said...

yummo...and hubby LOVES pb cups

Sue said...

These blondies look amazing, and so pretty all wrapped up!

aimee @ shugarysweets said...

Look how cute you packaged those up. Love these blondies!!!

Unknown said...

Oh I'll be making these soon. They look drool worthy!

I wandered over from BFF Open Link Friday.

Shannon said...

I have been on the hunt for a yummy blondie recipe! These look SO good! Pinning for later!

Amber @ said...

Cute blog! And these look absolutely heavenly! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays!
~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

Debra Eliotseats said...

Another recipe to pin! These look delicious, Cindy!

Unknown said...

I agree about the bags - those are sooo cute!

Kayte said...

What a great recipe for Matt...and that packaging idea is such fun! Great deal on all of it, thanks.

Deb A said...

YES! I'm known to buy chocolate chips to just eat plain! PB cups are my fav. These look so good!

Jenn said...

These look amazing! Thanks for sharing your blog with me, I'm having fun looking around.

Jocelyn said...

You had me at Reeses! Those bars are incredible looking! I love how you packaged them in the cute bags with a ribbon. Very cute!

Carolina HeartStrings said...

Nice pictures. Recipe looks terrific. Cannot wait to bake it.

TidyMom said...

thought you might want to know your picture and recipe is being used on this FB page with no credit given to you

Karen said...

Yep, has stolen your picture. You can file a complaint with FB to have it removed.