Health

Peanut Butter Blondies

Peanut Butter Blondies Photo: John Kernick; Stylist: Alistar Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts

Preparation


With an electric mixer, beat butter and peanut butter until fluffy. Add sugar and light-brown sugar and beat until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla and mix until smooth. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture, beating after each addition, until a smooth dough forms. Spread batter in an 8-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (30–35 minutes). Cool blondies on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then cut into 12 rectangles and serve. (The blondies will keep for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container.)



    These Peanut Butter Blondies get a double punch of peanut flavor thanks to peanut butter and chopped peanuts. Bake a batch of these bar cookies for the peanut butter lover in your life.
  • Yield: Makes 12 (serving size: 1 cookie)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 273
Fat per serving: 11.3g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.9g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 4.3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2.1g
Protein per serving: 6g
Carbohydrate per serving: 39g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 41mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 207mg
Calcium per serving: 30mg

Good to Know

Peanuts are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, which can help maintain a healthy heart.

Cat Cora