You should know by now that I am lover of all things dessert, specifically if it involves chocolate and peanut butter. I don't distinguish between "good better and best" very often, but these blondie bars soared to the TOP of my list of Favorite Desserts of All Time. (What else is on that list, you ask? You know, I'm not sure. I can only think of these blondies at the moment.)
If you love the fudge-like denseness of brownies, then you'll love the thick chewy quality of these peanut butter blondies. AND they have chocolate chips on top. You can't go wrong.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies Recipe
recipe adapted from Tasty Kitchen
Makes 24-36 blondie bars
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar, stirring until smooth. When it is smooth, remove from heat and add the peanut butter. Allow to cool, then add in the eggs and vanilla.
In separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Pour the wet ingredients mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined. It will be a thick, smooth batter.
Pour into the prepared baking dish and spread to the edges. Top with chocolate chips, pressing them down into the batter.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow them to cool in the pan for 2-3 hours before cutting into bars.