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February 28, 2017

Frosted Peanut Butter Blondies

I tore this recipe out for Peanut Butter Blondies from a 2009 issue of Family Circle Magazine, and I finally gave the recipe a try last week.


I made a few tweaks to the original recipe.  I didn't use shortening, and instead used butter.  I also did not bake in two 13x9x2 inch baking pans, but instead I poured all the batter into one 13x9 pan, and I halved the frosting recipe.

If you love peanut butter, you'll love this recipe.  Two of my sons thanked me for making this dessert, claiming it was so yummy and one of the "best desserts" I ever made.

I however, felt like it was missing something - chocolate!

Next time I'll stir in some chocolate chips, or make a chocolate frosting.

Frosted Peanut Butter Blondies

Ingredients:
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 1 c peanut butter
  • 2 c packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 c peanut butter
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c hot water
Directions:
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. 
  • In a separate large bowl, combine butter, peanut butter and brown sugar.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and stir well.  
  • Stir in flour mixture.
  • Pour batter into prepared 13x9 pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make frosting by combining confectioners sugar, peanut butter, butter, salt, and vanilla.  Stir in hot water a little at a time and mix until smooth.  
  • Spread frosting over blondies as soon as they are done baking.  

You can find the original recipe here.


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