Peanut Butter Blondies

Posted on June 04, 2015 by Sweet Day Gourmet

peanut butter blondies

If you love peanut butter you must try these peanut butter blondies. They're wonderful, and unique. 

Makes 4 dozen blondies

You will need

2 Cups all-purpose flour (we recommend King Arthur)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
1 cup peanut butter
1 pound packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (we recommend Nielsen-Massey)
1/4 cup chopped peanuts

1 pound powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening or butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup hot water

Heat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour two 13 x 9 baking pans

  1. In a medium size bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together - set aside
  2. In a large bowl, beat shortening, peanut butter and brown sugar on medium / high speed for 3 minutes 
  3. Add in eggs and vanilla - beat 3 more minutes
  4. On a low speed, add in the flour mixture - then stir in the peanuts
  5. Divide batter between the 2 pans and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned.  
  6. Frosting: Beat the powdered sugar, peanut butter, shorting, salt and vanilla. Slowly add in the hot water. Beat until smooth. 
  7. Spread the frosting over the blondies while still warm