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I originally made this recipe with Easter M&Ms (and no peanut butter) because I had a bag to use up around the holiday.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.
- 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.
Source: Adapted from Best Friends For Frosting
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