White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

I had a craving for blondies for ages.  I finally decided to make good on that craving and make some.


And I’m so glad I did.


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White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting (adapted from Simply Recipes)

For the White Chocolate Blondies

1/2 c butter, melted

1 c packed dark brown sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp baking soda

Pinch of salt (optional)

1 c all-purpose flour

1 c white chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Whisk together the melted butter and sugar in a bowl.

Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk.

Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and optional salt, mix it all together.

Add the white chocolate chips.

Pour into a cooking sprayed 8 x 8 pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.   Don’t overbake.

Allow to cool and then frost them.

For the Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

1 c chocolate chips

1/4 c butter/margarine

1/4 c peanut butter

2 tbsp milk/cream (add more/less depending on desired consistency of frosting)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 c powdered sugar

Directions:

Melt chocolate chips in microwave.  Then, add and stir in next four ingredients.  It can help to reheat the mixture for 15 seconds or so in microwave if mixture gets too solid and stirring is tricky.  After all ingredients have been incorporated, stir in the powdered sugar.  Continue stirring or whisk together until smooth.

Pour this over the cooled Blondies and frost.  Wait for them to set up (freezer expedites this).

Cut into squares and serve.

Yields: 12 to 18 blondies, depending on size.

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A Visual Guide

Gather your ingredients

Melt the butter and add brown sugar and stir.  Beat an egg.  Then combine it all.

Add flour, baking powder & soda, and stir.  Add the white chocolate chips.

I stirred 3/4 c into the batter and then reserved the final 1/4 c to be sprinkled on top of the batter.

Bake

Naked Blonds are fun but these needed to be dressed up, I thought…

…with chocolate peanut butter frosting!

Follow the directions I listed above.  Melt chocolate chips first, then add everything except the powdered sugar, stir, then add the powdered sugar

These are so good.

They satisfy on so many levels:

Not a cookie, not a cake.  They’re bars.  I love bars.  Maybe that’s my Midwestern roots talking where bringing a pan of bars to church basement Bingo games was part of my childhood.

Both white and dark chocolate are used.

Peanut Butter is used.  As is plenty of butter.  Never a bad thing.


Sugar is involved.  Combining butter, sugar, and two types of chocolate really just means success in the end.

Move over No Bake Nutter Butter Special K Bars with Chocolate Frosting

There’s a new sheriff in town bar in town and she’s called Blondie.

From my last post about Spring Fever and Summer Excitement, thanks for filling me in on what summer plans you have in store and what you’re excited to do this summer.

And thanks for the compliments on my hairYou know how to make a girl’s Saturday night reading those.  Thank you.

Questions:

1.  Do you like Blondies?

I love them but….

2. Have you ever made Blondies?

…I had never made them until this recipe, a nd I will definitely be making more blondies.

There are so many versions and add-ins and combos, that I get excited just thinking about all the things I can put in the next batch.

3. Best thing you’ve eaten or done so far this weekend?

It’s been in the high 70s and sunny.  No complaints from me!   That’s one of my best things.

Another best thing was a blondie.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

105 comments on “White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting”

  1. I put some almonds on top!!

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  11. these look dangerous, dangerous like I’ll eat the whole batch :) the yummy kind of dangerous is the best!

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  16. Three cheers for butter!

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  18. I have never had a blondie, but they look great!!!!

    Your photography is getting so AMAZING!!!

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  20. Can I just say YUM!!!! I will HAVE to try this. Thanks. You take beautiful photos too! Wow.

  21. *DROOL*

    Haven’t made blondies in a long time. Mostly b/c when I do I want to eat the whole pan. No self control over here when it comes to chocolate…and more chocoate! LOL

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