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.
I used my infamous blondie base recipe and with 30+ versions and counting, it never lets me down.
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.
- 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.)
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
- To a large, microwave-safe bowl add the butter and heat on high power to melt, about 1 minute.
- Wait momentarily before adding the egg so you don’t scramble it. Add the peanut butter, egg, brown sugar, vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
- Add the flour and stir until just combined, don’t overmix.
- Add 1/2 cup M&Ms and stir gently to combine.
- Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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