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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

Revisiting one of the most popular posts on my blog to remind myself what all the fuss is about!
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Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 -16 squares
Author: Handle the Heat | My Kitchen Addiction


  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips I probably used closer to ½ cup!


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8×8″ square pan and set aside.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from the heat, and stir in the peanut butter. Allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the egg to the butter & sugar mixture and mix well. Add the vanilla extract and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared dry ingredients, and stir to create a thick, smooth batter. Fold in half the chocolate chips, reserving the rest for sprinkling on top.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, spreading the batter evenly to the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips and lightly press them into the batter.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until the top is golden and the edges are slightly browned. Allow to cool in the pan. Cut into squares and serve.