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Peanut Butter Blondies with White Chocolate Chunks

Truth be told, i am not a big fan of peanut butter solo. Eaten alone, i think peanut butter is just way too thick and rich. Sure, it can be aromatic and full of flavour, but somehow,i think it just tastes better when it is paired with something else. And i am guessing that why Peanut Butter Jelly and Peanut Butter Cups  are so popular.

So while it is typical and almost customary to pair peanut butter and dark or milk chocolate, the recipe for this drifted slightly and used white chocolate. I mean, this is after all a blondie, and i think there is some unspoken rule about blondies not allowing for dark or milk chocolate in its list of ingredients.

So, while peanut butter and white chocolate sounds like a duo on its way to reaching dynamicity, another ingredient in the list gave me the extra spur to attempt this blondie, – the brown sugar.

And my intuition was spot on, and i think i have to owe it to that brown sugar for that extra rich, moist and delicious blondie.

So while it’s a well known fact that chocolate and peanut butter form the dynamic duo, i think chocolate, peanut butter and brown sugar might have formed the terrific trio!

Ingredients

taken from UK TV.CO.UK

  • 125 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing
  • 150 g crunchy peanut butter
  • 175 g light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 75 g white chocolate, chopped

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 170C/gas 3. Butter the sides of a 20 x 20cm square cake tin and line the base with greaseproof paper.

2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a small bowl and set aside.

3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and peanut butter together until very soft. Add the sugar, egg and vanilla extract and beat until well combined. Add the flour, baking powder and the chopped chocolate and mix to form a dough

4. Place the dough into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 25–30 minutes, or until golden brown and almost firm in the centre.

5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin, before removing and cutting into squares.

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  1. February 11, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I know I would enjoy these. Blondies were a special favorite of mine as a child. I never thought of making them with white chocolate until now. I have a feeling this recipe will be moving from your kitchen to mine in the very near future. I hope you have a fabulous day. Blessings…Mary

  2. February 11, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Ohhhhh your blondies look wonderful! Love that you used brown sugar with the PB and Choc—I bet they taste heavenly. Blondies are one of my favs…will need to make these soon. Have a great weekend! xo

  3. February 12, 2011 at 11:21 am

    baked to perfection!

  4. February 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Those looks wonderful! You always take such nice pictures too!

  5. February 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Hi I just found your blog –
    this is a great recipe to have! I love the sound of peanut butter with white chocolate.

  6. February 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    yummylicious! i’ve also bookmarked a peanut butter blondie but still have not tried it out yet.

  7. February 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    they’re in the oven as we speak, it’s taking a bit longer as my oven is ehr… off but they smell fantastic (despite also missing out on the vanilla essence, forgotten i’d just thrown out an old batch…).

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