Peanut Butter Blondies (Small Batch)
Easy small batch Peanut Butter Blondies baked in a loaf pan with Reese’s Pieces peanut butter candy and a thin layer of chocolate
Ever make a recipe that seems so simple, yet everyone raves about them and wants the recipe?
That’s the perfect way to describe these Peanut Butter Blondies baked in a loaf pan – a layer of peanut butter bars topped with a thin layer of chocolate and Reese’s Pieces.
They are so easy to throw together, you don’t even need to break out the mixer. Grab a whisk, grab the recipe, and soon you will have these delicious blondies to snack on.
I originally made this recipe with Easter M&Ms (and no peanut butter) because I had a bag to use up around the holiday. The coworkers devoured them in no time, so I wanted to make another version.
After staring at the bag of Reese’s Pieces in the pantry, I thought why not do a peanut butter version?
I used Reese’s Pieces in the blondies themselves then topped them like sprinkles on top.
These blondies can easily be made for last minute events and celebrations.
You do have to wait for the bars to cool in order to add the melted chocolate, but they are still delicious without that layer.
If you know you’re not doing the chocolate, I would scrape the batter into the pan then top with the Reese’s Pieces and gently push them into the top of the batter. Instant topping.
Small Batch Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies
Easy small batch chocolate peanut butter blondies with Reese's Pieces peanut butter candy and a thin layer of chocolate
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup Reese's Pieces candy
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9x5 loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter and peanut butter.
- Remove from the heat and whisk in sugar, egg, and vanilla.
- Switch to a rubber spatula and stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Once a dough forms, stir in 1/2 cup candy.
- Spread into the pan. Bake 18-20 minutes or until the edges pull away from the sides and the center doesn't look wet. Cool completely.
- Add the chocolate to a large bowl. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water (do not let the bottom touch the water) and melt the chocolate, stirring often.
- Spread the melted chocolate in a thin layer on top of the blondies. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup candy. Let the chocolate harden before cutting into squares.
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Source: Adapted from Best Friends For Frosting
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Yeaaaah! PB and anything is a hit here :-)
Umm, I think I’m correct in calling these the most perfect blondies EVAR.
Well, make anything with peanut butter and you are calling my name. They look amazing!
I have a seeeeeerious weakness for Reese’s pieces AND blondies so these are definitely happening in my life soon. YUM!
I want, I want, I want one of these blondies right now. Your incredible photography makes your fabulous recipes even better.
Love simple recipes that turn people into fanatics. And thanks for sharing my layer bars!
Want. Just simply want!
Looks so simple and perfect for year-round snacking. Great idea, and lovely photos.
I don’t normally like blondies, but OMG those look so good! Like, dangerously good:) You cannot go wrong with the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I think I gain weight every time I stop by your blog!
These are AMAZING. Simply perfect!
Ah! Cuteness overload!!!!! :)
I do love this peanut butter version! I actually prefer blondes. And I can’t resist anything with Reeses Pieces!
These look SUPER peanut buttery!!!! Love em!
Chocolate and peanut butter, combined in a chewy blondie ? No wonder every one wants the recipe! I am so happy you shared the recipe!
Oh yum, these look amazing!
YUM…. I will be making these bars very soon :)
marilyn from Iowa !
Carla!!! OMG, LOVE! I will be making these soon!
I’m excited because I have all of these ingredients in my pantry, meaning I can whip these up tonight for an instant PB/Reese’s fix (do I have a PB problem? Probably – but I don’t care!). These blondies look awesome, Carla. I love how simple this recipe is too – it’s always those that are simple that are the best, in my opinion.
Yum!!! I am definitely making these this weekend for Father’s Day!! Any idea how long they keep fresh in a Tupperware container? I may have to make them a couple days in advance…
I would say up to a week in a container.
These look absolutely amazing! I’ve pinned this recipe and also included it in a chocolate peanut butter recipe roundup over on our blog today! Yummmmy! :)
Thanks for including me!
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Was going to make these after the kit kat brownie cheesecake recipe but I’m gonna knock these out the ballpark tonight! Wish me luck. No crunch for time so I’ll be following exact recipe.
Omg…these look amazing. Snowing here soon so I’m gonna take some time to give this a try.