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Chocolate-Frosted Peanut Butter Blondies

These chocolate-frosted peanut butter blondies are an easy dessert for the peanut butter lover in your life. They have a soft center and creamy chocolate frosting.

Three frosted peanut butter bars stacked on top of each other next to a spoonful of peanut butter

Happy National Peanut Butter Day! I absolutely love peanut butter flavored desserts, especially when paired with chocolate. And sometimes, the simplest desserts are the best.

These blondies have the texture of brownies, but they are flavored with creamy peanut butter. Then, they are topped with an easy, creamy chocolate frosting.

A stand mixer isn't required for these bars, but the peanut butter makes the batter a bit stiffer than traditional brownie batter, so I find it easier to use the mixer.

Three frosted peanut butter bars on a blue napkin

These blondies are a great recipe to get kids involved in the kitchen. My 8-year-old helped gather and measure the ingredients for the blondies and the frosting, and added them to the bowl.

Later on, he helped spread the frosting over the baked blondies. But for now, we'll leave the cutting to the adults.

These chocolate-frosted peanut butter blondies are an easy dessert for the peanut butter lover in your life. They have a soft center and creamy chocolate frosting.

These bars are a great option for potlucks, picnics, or other gatherings. Doubled, the recipe can be baked in a 9x13 pan, which may require adjusting the baking time.

Unfrosted, the bars keep well at room temperature. Once frosted, they should be refrigerated.

These chocolate-frosted peanut butter blondies are an easy dessert for the peanut butter lover in your life. They have a soft center and creamy chocolate frosting.

Chocolate-Frosted Peanut Butter Blondies

Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These chocolate-frosted peanut butter blondies are an easy dessert for the peanut butter lover in your life. They have a soft center and creamy chocolate frosting.

Ingredients

For the blondies

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

For the frosting

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking pan with tinfoil, allowing about two inches to hang over the edges on opposite sides. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the melted butter and brown sugar.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla, and beat until fully incorporated.
  4. Stir together the flour, salt and baking powder; add to the mixer and stir on low speed just until combined.
  5. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top as best you can.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Set the pan on a wire raack to cool.
  8. Meanwhile, make the chocolate frosting: in a large mixing bowl, beat together 1 cup of the powdered sugar with the butter, the cocoa powder, and two tablespoons of the milk until the mixture is thick and no longer lumpy.
  9. Add the remaining sugar, milk and vanilla, and beat until smooth and creamy.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 4g

I am not a certified nutritionist. This nutrition information is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only.

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Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Where is the 1/2 c. Of peanut butter in the instructions for blondie

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