Valentine Peanut Butter M&M Blondies

If you need an easy dessert to bring to a Valentine’s party or want to surprise someone special with a Valentine’s Day treat, this is the recipe for you.

No one will be able to resist soft, buttery blondies with rich peanut butter flavor and studded with Valentine’s Day M&Ms.

Valentine Peanut Butter M&M Blondies - Soft and chewy with rich peanut butter flavor and studded with M&Ms!! Perfect for Valentine's Day events or parties! EASY, one bowl, no mixer recipe that everyone loves!!

The blondies are fast, easy, made in one bowl, and you don’t even need a mixer.

I used my infamous blondie base recipe and with 30+ versions and counting, it never lets me down.

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Valentine Peanut Butter M&M Blondies - Soft and chewy with rich peanut butter flavor and studded with M&Ms!! Perfect for Valentine's Day events or parties! EASY, one bowl, no mixer recipe that everyone loves!!

It won’t let you down either. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine Peanut Butter M&M Blondies

If you need an easy dessert to bring to a Valentine’s party or want to surprise someone special with a Valentine’s Day treat, this is the recipe for you. No one will be able to resist soft, buttery blondies with rich peanut butter flavor and studded with Valentine’s Day M&Ms. The blondies are fast, easy, made in one bowl, and you don’t even need a mixer.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I use Jif, Skippy or similar; natural PB can separate and/or be too oily)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup M&Ms, divided (I used plain milk chocolate but you can use peanut, dark, etc.)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. To a large, microwave-safe bowl add the butter and heat on high power to melt, about 1 minute.
  3. Wait momentarily before adding the egg so you don’t scramble it. Add the peanut butter, egg, brown sugar, vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the flour and stir until just combined, don’t overmix.
  5. Add 1/2 cup M&Ms and stir gently to combine.
  6. Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
  7. Add the remaining 1/4 cup M&M’s to the top of the batter for visual appeal. Press them down lightly so they adhere.
  8. Bake for about 22 to 26 minutes, or until done. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter.
  9. Allow blondies to cool in pan for at least 1 hour before slicing and serving. Blondies are best fresh but will keep for up to 1 week in an airtight container at room temp or up to 4 months in the freezer.

Adapted from Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie Bars

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11 comments on “Valentine Peanut Butter M&M Blondies”

  1. Yum!! I just know these have to taste as good as they look. Love the valentine themed M&M’s too!

  2. All of these valentine-friendly recipes are making me so happy. They’re so bright and smile-inducing. And I don’t know if you know this about me, but I prefer blondies to brownies – AND I am a self-professed lover of all desserts beige (caramel, pb, penuche, etc). So basically this is perfect for me. 

  3. I LOVE this cookie base. Wondering if the chocolate cherry M&Ms that somehow found their way into my cart would be good in this …. maybe I’ll just have to buy the regular milk chocolate kind! :)

  4. Thanks Averie Peanut Butter is so good.

  5. hey girl -this looks so yummy!

  6. You know I’d be all over these!! What a great recipe…and I’m a sucker for the pink and red M&Ms!

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