Peanut Butter Cup Blondies
I bet you thought I was kidding when I told you how much I love that sticky, gooey beautiful thing we call peanut butter! I have had the best time trying new peanut butter recipes and celebrating the old familiar ones. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich is my favorite sandwich, by the way. 😉
I found these Peanut Butter Cup Blondies and I just couldn’t resist making them. I sorta have a thing for peanut butter cups.
“Mom, do we have the ingredients to make that?” is what I heard from Tay when we saw this. That’s a tell tale sign that she is interested.
We didn’t trick-or-treat on our own neighborhood so I didn’t stock up on candy as much as most people did. I happened to buy one bag of peanut butter cups. What a shame- I had to find something to do with them! We didn’t have one single trick-or-treater. 🙂 So I had to be a martyr and find a delicious use for my favorite candy. The fact that it’s Peanut Butter Lover’s Month is merely a bonus.
These blondies are so meltable, moist sweet and perfect. Soft and chewy, these blondies are sweet and the peanut butter cups give it just the right peanut butter flavor.
Now marvel at my self control when I tell you that I only ate one blondie. Just one. I didn’t lick the spatula, I didn’t bite one of the peanut butter cups and I didn’t even bite them as they came out of the oven. I’m even impressed at my own willpower! What’s happening to me?!?
With Thanksgiving coming up you may want to save these for your dessert menu. I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving with people you truly want to spend time with. I’m going to get sappy for a second and tell you that I am so thankful that you took time out of your day to read my blog.
I am endlessly thankful that both of my parents are healthy after the year we’ve had and with us to celebrate Thanksgiving. Although we won’t all be together on the actual day, I love my family more than I love cinnamon rolls. Way more.
Would you like to make peanut butter cup blondies? Click here for the recipe.
Disclaimer: The original recipe I made was from a website that is no longer active. This blondie recipe is very close. With the blondies that you see above, I used full sized peanut butter cups and broke them into smaller pieces by hand. I pressed pieces into the dough and baked them, Five minutes before I pulled them out of the oven, I pressed more chunks of peanut butter cups on top. Then baked for five more minutes. Total baking time for me and my own oven was about 25 minutes because I did not bake until fully set. I like my blondies chewy. This recipe has peanut butter in the batter.
In my quest to find a similar recipe, I also found this one here that we really enjoyed that does not have peanut butter in the batter, but we still had chunks of peanut butter cups in each bite.