Peanut Butter Blondies: A Sweet and Salty Love Affair in Every Bite
Ah, the smell of peanut butter wafting through the kitchen—could anything be more comforting? Today’s recipe, my friends, is dedicated to all the peanut butter lovers out there. Imagine a traditional blondie but amplified with creamy, salty, and utterly divine peanut butter flavor. Yep, that’s what these chewy peanut butter blondies are all about.
What ingredients do you need for this peanut butter blondies recipe?
2 cups Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is the star of the show! It’s the base that provides the creamy, rich texture, as well as that signature peanut butter flavor that we’re all here for.
¾ cup Maple Syrup
Maple syrup acts as a natural sweetener that complements the nuttiness of the peanut butter. Its liquid texture also aids in the blending of all ingredients.
Eggs serve as the binding agent that holds the blondie together. They provide structure and moisture, ensuring the end product is soft and chewy.
2 Tablespoons Flour
While not a lot, the flour helps in giving structure to the blondies. It thickens the batter and ensures that the blondies have a good crumb structure.
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
Baking soda helps the blondies rise and become slightly fluffy. It reacts with the acidic maple syrup to provide lift.
½ cup Chocolate, chopped
Chocolate pieces create pockets of gooey deliciousness, providing a wonderful contrast to the creaminess of the peanut butter. You can use chocolate chunks or dark chocolate chips for different textural contrasts.
- Can I use natural peanut butter? Yes, you can, but the texture may vary slightly. I’ve found that creamy peanut butter works best for a uniform texture.
- Can I replace maple syrup with another sweetener? Absolutely. You can go for dark brown sugar or white sugar to impart a brown sugar flavor.
- What type of chocolate works best? You can use chocolate chunks, dark chocolate chips, or even milk chocolate. It’s up to you.
Tips and Tricks
- Peanut Butter Mixture: Mix the peanut butter and maple syrup in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer until it forms a smooth batter.
- Parchment Paper: Always line your baking dish with parchment paper or use cooking spray for easy removal of blondies.
- Room Temperature Eggs: These help the batter mix evenly, creating a delicate texture—soft and chewy!
- Peanut Butter Chips: For extra peanut butter flavor, add some peanut butter chips to the blondie batter.
- Nut Butters: If you’re allergic to peanuts, almond butter works as a great substitute.
- Keto Peanut Butter Blondies: Use almond flour and xanthan gum to make a keto-friendly version.
Where to Serve
Whether it’s game day or dessert tables at holiday parties, these blondies are always a hit. Pair them with a glass of milk or even ice cream for an extra sweet treat.
Store the blondies in an airtight container to maintain their freshness. For longer storage, you can even wrap them in plastic wrap and put them in the freezer.
Common Problems and How to Avoid Them
- Too Dry: Make sure you measure the wet and dry ingredients correctly. Too much flour can make the blondies dry.
- Not Cooking Evenly: Using a glass or aluminum baking dish can affect how evenly your blondies bake.
Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids
- Get Them Mixing: Let the little ones mix the wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls.
- Chocolate Choices: Let them choose the type of chocolate to add to the batter. Kids love that!
- Whipped Cream: Because who doesn’t love an extra dollop of creaminess?
- Reese’s Pieces: For the ultimate peanut butter dessert, sprinkle some Reese’s Pieces on top.
Why This Recipe Works
- Perfect Balance: The recipe strikes a perfect balance between sweet and salty, making it an irresistible treat.
- Easy Blondie Recipe: With basic ingredients and a cooking time of around 20-25 minutes in a preheated oven, this recipe is foolproof.
- Flexible: Whether you want to make keto peanut butter blondies or traditional blondies with extra egg yolk for a more gooey texture, this recipe is highly adaptable.
What are some more delicious peanut butter recipes?
- Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
- Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Bars
- Copycat Crumbl Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
- Amazing Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Oat Pancakes
- Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Mini Cupcakes
If you are looking for more amazing dessert recipes, be sure to check out this comprehensive list! 50+ Fun and Easy Dessert Recipes For Kids!
This peanut butter blondies recipe combines the creamy richness of peanut butter with the natural sweetness of maple syrup to create a chewy, mouthwatering dessert. Studded with chocolate chunks and perfectly baked, these blondies offer a symphony of flavors and textures that will delight peanut butter lovers and sweet tooth aficionados alike.
- 2 cups peanut butter
- ¾ cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup chocolate, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a mixing bowl add the peanut butter, maple syrup and eggs. Whisk together until creamy.
- Then add the baking soda and flour. Mix together again until combined.
- Lastly, fold in the chopped chocolate, saving a little to top the blondies with.
- Pour into a baking sprayed baking dish and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle the extra chocolate pieces on top.
- Place in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
- Let cool completely before slicing.
- Enjoy or store in a tight-sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Amount Per Serving Calories 539Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 49mgSodium 494mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 4gSugar 28gProtein 17g
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