An easy and delicious peanut butter blondie recipe – you will not miss the chocolate at all. Great peanut butter taste and an ultra-fudgy center.
Lately I have been c-r-a-v-i-n-g peanut butter! I could always get dip a spoon in a jar of peanut butter, but I wanted something else with it. I was thinking for a little bit because I wanted to come up with something different. I thought blondies with peanut butter would be a brilliant idea!
It is definitely a cross between a traditional blondie and a peanut butter cookie – absolutely delicious! I think I might have to try this with regular fudgy brownies as well. Oh man, that just sounds amazing. Doesn’t it?
I think these are great because it contains all of the rich and fudgy flavors of a blondie with a hint of a peanut butter cookie. Yum!
The blondie is an all-time great base recipe and you can pretty much add anything in it that you would like. I have some crazy and great ideas going through my head.
To achieve a fudgy blondie you will have to use melted butter. I have tried just softened butter before, but it does not give it the fudgy, rich center.
In a large bowl or a mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients and then add in the dry ingredients. You can either use parchment paper or aluminum foil in an 8x8 baking dish sprayed with cooking oil. You then will add in the blondie mixer and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
You will need to let the blondies completely cool before slicing.
- ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil and lightly grease with cooking spray. Set aside
In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and light brown sugar. Mix thoroughly. Add in the egg and vanilla extract.
Mix in the peanut butter and make sure all of the wet ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Add in the salt and flour.
Spread the brownie mixer in the baking dish and spread out evenly with a plastic spatula.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Stores in an airtight container in the refrigerator for one week. Stores in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Oh this just looks delicious! I've never heard of this before, but my does it sound good!
Thanks, Kayla! 🙂
Ive tried for years to find a recipe for peanut butter bars that we had in grade school as a child. Ive even went to visited our cafeteria lady from back in day...
I really hope these bring back the taste from childhood. Thank you for sharing!
Google "Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars" to find a recipe for the chocolate covered peanut butter bars served in school cafeterias!!!
These are delicious! I've made them three times in the last week. I, too, was looking for something that was served in my elementary school cafeteria, and these are really close.
they look yummy!
Carrie This Home says
I love anything with peanut butter! These look amazing! I'm hopping by from the Eat.Create.Party!
You and me both, Carrie! Thanks! 🙂
[email protected] in pyjamas says
They look so good, I could eat one right now!! Visiting from I'm lovin it.
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says
Chelsea! These look so perfectly chewy soft delicious!! The peanut butter was such a great idea!
I love the peanut butter idea. I've been looking for a good peanut butter dessert and this looks perfect. Thanks for sharing!
Susannah M. says
I made these yesterday afternoon and they're already gone! So good, thanks so much for sharing. I did add a half cup of mini chocolate chips and had to bake them for about 35 minutes--but that might just be my whacky oven.
Susannah - I am so glad you enjoyed them! Love the addition of the chocolate chips - yum!
Oh yum, these look decadent and delicious!
Megan D says
Hello i would like to try this recipe but i wanted to know if i could make this in a 13x9 pan? Would i have to make any alterations if so?
Megan - You would have to definitely double the recipe. 🙂
Doubled the recipe (except the sugar, left that at one cup) and baked in a 13 x 9 for 22 minutes. Came out perfect!!! Thank you!
So glad to hear that, Airy!
Diane Weeks says
I love peanut butter! I've pinned this to make later. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for pinning, Diane! 🙂
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
Oh yea, I'm totally all over these little gems, Chelsea! Peanut butter, NOMZ!
Julie - I love anything with peanut butter! 🙂
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
These look delicious! I'm a sucker for bar cookies and anything peanut butter, so I know we would love them!
You and me both, Blair! Anything with peanut butter is delicious. 🙂
What a fabulous peanut butter treat! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
Just popping in to let you know I have included your yummy recipe post in my peanut butter round up!
Thank you so much for including me, Cathy!
So....I just got started baking which is a translation for 'the first 4 dozen cookies I melted butter and cookies turned out less than adequate'...now I read this recipe and you WANT melted butter 🙂 Needless to say...they had been sitting (the butter) on my counter for one and a half days and I didn't remember the recipe said melt them...actually I think I am just conditioned to NOT melt the butter...
Any who I have something resembling a blondie or a cookie or something in my oven...My sister says 'hey if you don't spit it out it's all good'...maybe this is the time to adopt a little bit more of that attitude.
Thank you so much for the recipe can't wait to try it...even today 🙂
They look absolutely Yummylcious!!
So happy to hear that, Lisa!
These are very good. I used crunchy peanut butter, which added a great texture to the brownie. I also drizzled some white chocolate and milk chocolate on top, after the brownies had cooled for a few minutes. I'm struggling not to scarf down the whole pan! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! 🙂
I am so glad you enjoyed them, Anna! Love the addition of the drizzle - yum! 🙂
These look great! Will be making them for tomorrow's potluck. Always looking for yummy desserts that don't contain chocolate!
Hope you all enjoyed them, Jennifer! They do not last very long here!
Are they supposed to seem almost undercooked in the center? I baked mine about 23 mins as my oven bakes hot. The edges were golden brown but the center seemed very gooey
Hi Danielle! They are supposed to be gooey and fudgy in the center, almost like a brownie!
Do you think these would work well with almond butter? They look amazing, but I'm allergic to peanut butter 🙁
Hi Hannah! I have never tried them with almond butter before. I think it should work just fine. Let me know! 🙂
i hope to make this tomorrow! It all depends if my grandbaby will let me
I sure hope she did, Tricia! You will love them. 🙂
This batter seems a little thick. Normal?
If I do not have unsalted butter and just use regular butter should I cut out the salt in the recipe?
That's what I would do, Amanda! 🙂
Can you use dark brown sugar instead of light brown sugar?
Just made these! They are cooling in the kitchen right now! I used crunchy peanut butter and put some chocolate chips in them! I couldn't resist!
I may have to make a batch with crunchy peanut butter. Luckily they will be all mine because the hubby doesn't like crunchy. YES!
Got these in the oven right now!! Filled the recipe exactly BUT I did add chocolate chips at the request of my hubby 🙂 can't wait to try them!!
Yummy, Jessica! I bet they are great with chocolate chips! Enjoy 🙂
Hi- What type of peanut butter do you recomment? Natural that has to be mixed or somthing like Skippy/Jiff?
Great question, Sue! I normally use Skippy. It's one of my favorites.
so never usually comment on a recipe but I had to with this one. These were YUM!! Yum yum yum. I doubled the batch to make for my husband to take to work. I also added some chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. On top added chopped up peanuts, drizzled with choc,white choc and peanut butter choc. Delish! I also made a gluten free batch with gluten free flour. They turned out just great! Thanks! This
ones a keeper
Sounds delicious, Sonya!
I just tried this recipe, and it is amazing! The brownies are not overly sweet, and it was easy. Thank you, Gal on a Mission!
So glad you enjoyed them!
Sorry if I missed it but I was wondering if these would hold up well enough to use a cookie cutter? I want to make a heart shaped dessert for someone who doesn't like chocolate... I know what you're thinking... Who doesn't like chocolate?! Lol
Great question, Salena. I haven't made these blondies in a long time. I would say maybe once they are completely cooled. Let me know how it turns out if you give it a try!
Found your recipe on pinterest and thought it looked delicious and simple as well. My predictions were right - they just came out of the oven and taste amazing! Planning on making another batch for a family get together 🙂
One word..... Incredible!! I just made these.... Doubled the recipe and baked then in a 13x9 pan. Added peanut butter frosting made with peanut butter, confectioners sugar and a little hot water!! We love peanut butter and these were exactly what I was looking for. Chewy moist peanut butter deliciousness!
Made them tonight! Drizzled with chocolate then crumbled bacon over top! Amazing!!
Caryn Crowston says
I have a batch in the oven right now. I sure hope they live up to my expectations. I will report back shortly.
Caryn Crowston says
OK, They definitely live up to my expectations. They are very tender and moist/fudgy. I will put some PB flavoring in them next time. I really like PB flavor. Great recipe!!
I literally just made these, but also added chocolate chips and pecans. Amazing and addictive!!!! I'm so glad I found your recipe!
Doubled the recipe and put in a 9 x 13 pan and baked for about 37 minutes. Used chunky pb. PERFECTION!!! I love how easy and quick this recipe is. Thanks so much, this one's a keeper.
So glad you enjoyed it, Lucy!
maranda house says
I made them just now and im in love. Thanks
I came across this recipe on Pinterest and decided to give them a try. These are sooo yummy! I added peanut butter chips and chocolate chips and my boys have gobbled half of them up. I will definatley make these again! This recipe is a KEEPER.
Delicious! Used chunky peanut butter and topped with milk chocolate chips and salted peanuts. Baked 25 minutes.
I just made them and they are perfect !!! Thank you for sharing this.
I don’t typically comment on a recipe when I make alterations, as it’s not particularly fair to review a recipe when I didn’t actually “make the recipe”...but thank you for this recipe. I used it as a framework to make an Almond butter Biscoff cookie bar and it turned out SO GOOD! Your recipe was exactly what I was looking for to create these! Very happy with the results and the bars were quick and easy to put together! I’m totally going to make the recipe as written next time also!
Anisha Baboota says
I just made this and the prep work was so easy and it tasted delicious! A great way to use peanut butter, brown sugar and all-purpose flour!
Note: I didn't have brown sugar so I actually used golden yellow sugar and they turned it great!
Hey! Could you add chocolate chips to the Blondies? 🙂
These are amazing!!! Everyone that I've made them for had to have the recipe. They can't believe how easy they are to make. Thank you!
These were just perfect and I just made them for the third time. I also added chocolate chips and they were amazing. Thanks!
This is one of my go-to recipes when I want to bake something sweet on short notice because of the melted butter as opposed to softened/room temp. But the results confirm my choice as my family loves them! On occasion I will toss in milk chocolate or white chocolate chips for an extra flavor punch. So easy and absolutely delicious!
Made these last night and they turned out great!! No baking powder makes them very dense, like a cookie bar consistency you mentioned which was really yummy. I added 3/4 cup of chocolate chips for the chocolate lovers in my house and served to company with vanilla ice cream. Would definitely make this recipe again!
I added melted chocolate to the top and it tastes like a peanut butter cup!!! Soooo good!