It's hard to get a decent picture of these guys! I don't do much baking, but I got this recipe in my email and decided it didn't sound too complicated and gave it a shot. It's really easy and doesn't involve every ingredient on the baking shelf of my pantry.
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies
6 tbsp butter, softened
¾ cup peanut butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
¾ cup white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325°. Spray an 8x8” pan with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and peanut butter together until very soft. Add the brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract, and beat until combined. Add the flour, baking powder, and the white chocolate chips; mix to form a dough.
Spread the dough in the prepared pan, and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and almost firm in the center.
Allow the brownies to cool in the pan before removing and cutting into squares.
Makes 9 blondies.
I didn't change much about it. The ingredients were all listed by weight instead of volume (6 oz. of brown sugar instead of 1 cup), so I got out my kitchen scale the first time I made them and then converted it to cup measurements. I know that measuring by weight is more precise than measuring by volume, but in this recipe it doesn't really matter.
I didn't think it had enough peanut butter and 7 tbsp of butter seemed like an awkward amount, so increased the peanut butter and decreased the butter.
We love these things. I pull them out of the oven when they start getting brown around the edges but are still quite soft on the inside. You know how when you undercook brownies a little bit you call them "fudgy"? Well, these are the blondie equivalent of fudgy.
I like these because I usually have all of the ingredients in my pantry at any given time and they take all of 5 minutes to put together. Oh yeah, and because they're super yummy!