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. So I go all vegan & you toss in the 1/2 and 1/2. Oh my, what is going on in this world?? These look wonderful Averie- great clicks girl :)

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  3. These look so delicious. Definately worth the consumption of butter and sugar. Yummy

  4. I don’t even know what to do with myself right now….blondies are one of my favorite and so is the PB and chocolate combination…..I think if I were to make these I’d eat the entire pan, if I could even refrain from eating the mixture!

  5. I dont think I’ve ever had a blondie, not even sure what it is, it’s like a “white version” of a brownie right? But I don’t what the flavor of it would be..more vanilla-y? Either way, they LOOK really good!

    The best thing I’ve done this week was test ride bikes, can’t wait to buy one!

  6. these look amazingly delicious!!!!!!!!!! Great twist on the recipe!!

  7. best part of my weekend was receiving support from the blogging community. you all are amazing, beautiful and obviously delicious people! ;)

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  9. I made brownies yesterday but clearly after seeing this post I realize that I made the wrong kind of dessert! Oh boy do these look amazing. I’ve actually never had (or made) a blondie before!

  10. White chocolate is SO freaking delicious. And white chocolate BLONDIES?! Swoon!!

  11. I, too RESPECT your food “rules” – go with the flow! :) I could never eat meat or fish (personally) and I’m 100% vegan at home, but sometimes if I’m out I like a little wiggle-room – and I DON’T think that that de-veganizes me.

  12. Wow Averie!!! I see pioneer woman in the making…except this lady doesn’t live on a ranch and has some incredible yoga moves. :) Those blondies look awesome!!! I can’t comment and say whether or not i like blondies because i’ve never had one before!! Looking at yours just wishes I could take a giant bite of them though. Guess I’ll have to make them to find out what they taste right?

  13. Averie! For realllzzz! This is my type of treat hands down. You got it all in there. I love this recipe and I will print it out for sure. I bet they freeze well too and go well with some almond milk or coffee. Yep, I am sold indeed. ;)

    Hope you had a great weekend, sounds like you did. How can we not with this So Cal weather, eh!

  14. Woah those look absolutely amazing!! White chocolate, milk chocolate, and peanut butter!! What more could you ask for??

  15. I’m such a sucker for white chocolate. These look amazing! :D

  16. That frosting is beautiful! Def a great thing to use lots of peanut butter AND butter. And white chocolate chips. I’ve never made blondies before but after reading this, I’m putting it on my to-do list!

  17. I die!! These look so incredible that I’m speechless! :)

  18. Those look amazing! I’ve never made blondies before. Must change that right away!

  19. Swooooooooooon! Gawd, those look SO GOOD! Excellent turn out for your first try. I want them… ALL! :twisted:

  20. You know, I’ve never even eaten a blondie in my life? These look like something I need to try!

  21. These look quite amazing. Hmmm, maybe I’ll make something similar for my upcoming Yoga retreat. I’m sure my students would love this after I put ’em through their paces. :-)

  22. blondies are awesome! i think i’d pick them over brownies. and with choc/pb icing? perfect!
    you’re so right: squares are soooo reminiscent of church socials, potlucks, bridal showers…and the 70’s!
    i commented on your red speckled mix bowl yesterday…changed my mind and pretty-please would love this green one, shown today! :)
    we’re back to rain (groan) after ONE day of sun! so enjoy your beautiful weather!

  23. can this be made vegan at all? They look fantastic but i’m on my way to veganism!

  24. I’ve actually never had blondies, but I’m perfectly content with brownies! However, since seeing how good your blondies look, I might just have to try one.

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