Thursday, February 3, 2011

Peanut Butter Blondies

With thanks to Rachel Allen from whose book Bake I got the original, even sweeter, version. I know, because I know her, that she makes these for her school bake sale. Easy as pie to make, easy as sin to devour: blink and they're gone. Ditch the guilt and (like me) persuade yourself they're a health food because they've got nuts in! I nearly didn't make them. Cooked peanut butter, I thought, yuck, how American! But take it from me, if you like peanut butter these are all good!

Like brownies in texture and more-ishness, but not, obviously, in colour - hence blondies. Cunning!

See Dreaming Aloud for my five-year-old's version including "wee and sum poo"!

Makes 16
You will need a 20cm x 20cm square tin greased.
Preheat the oven to 170 C

125g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g soft butter
150g crunchy peanut butter
150g soft light brown sugar
1 egg beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
75g white chocolate

Beat together butter and peanut butter, either by hand or with an electric hand whisk. Add sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat again. Then add in flour, baking powder and chocolate, mix in with a spoon or spatula.

Put in tin and bake for 25-30 mins until golden brown on top and almost firm.

Cool in tin before cutting into squares.


  1. I definitely like peanut butter so these sound good to me. Love your addition of white chocolate. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog every week called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to come by this weekend and link your blondies up.

  2. we love peanut butter! I am trying these this weekend for sure!

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  4. (My last post didn't seem to work so I am trying again now!) These look and sound absolutely adorable! I am addicted to peanut butter and will definitely be trying these out!

  5. We have a peanut butter addict in our house, she will love these:) I am having my first give away, hop over to enter.


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