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

White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting stacked
And I’m so glad I did.

 

White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
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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

Counter of ingredients: brown sugar, enriched flour, baking soda, baking powder, butter, white chocolate, vanilla extract

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

Brown sugar and butter melted in bowl

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

mixture with 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.

mixture with white chocolate chips in pan

Bake

Baked White Chocolate Blondies in panNaked Blonds are fun but these needed to be dressed up, I thought…

…with chocolate peanut butter frosting!

powdered sugar, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, ingredients

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

Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and powdered sugar

These are so good.

White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting stacked

White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting with fork

They satisfy on so many levels:

White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting with fork

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.

White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting with fork

White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting stacked

Both white and dark chocolate are used.

White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting with fork

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

White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting stacked

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

White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting stacked

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

Nutter Butter Special K Bars with chocolate chips

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

White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting stacked

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.

blue sky with palm trees

Another best thing was a blondie.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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