If you’re like me, the mention of peanut butter and chocolate instantly grabs attention.
We all know how that sweet nutty flavor compliments chocolate in perfect harmony. This blondie recipe is another dessert to celebrate this delicious combination.
If you like peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that are extra thick and extra gooey, these bars are for you. These blondie bars resemble a giant peanut butter cookie. Soft, dense, gooey and buttery. The blondie base, with loads of peanut butter flavor is the prefect ode to peanut butter and chocolate.
And like regular cookie recipes, the dough is perfect too!
Make sure to sneak a taste or two of this peanut butter and chocolate studded batter.
Only steal a couple tastes if you can, because once baked, you’ll be glad for the scent of these dessert bars. You really can’t resist the smell of peanut butter and chocolate throughout the house, can you?
Simple blondies become pretty intriguing with creamy peanut butter and dark chocolate added through out. Maybe even more so knowing they are full of protein, healthy, low-gluten spelt flour and natural, nutrient filled sugars.
Enjoy them warm. Enjoy them often!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies
1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
1 cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
1 1/3 cups Coconut Sugar
1 cup Date Sugar or Powdered Honey
1 Tablespoon Molasses
4 Large Eggs, at room temperature
1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla
3 cups Spelt Flour
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Pink Salt
1 1/2 cups Sugar Free Chocolate Chips or coarsely chopped Chocolate
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 by 13 baking dish.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and peanut butter together until fluffy. Add coconut sugar and mix until combined. Add the date sugar or honey. Add the molasses, eggs and vanilla. Mix until incorporated on low speed. Keeping the mixer on low speed, add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add the chocolate chips slowly. Mix until everything is combined. With a spatula, pour the batter in your prepared dish.
Bake in the center of the oven for 26-28 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for about 5 minutes before cutting into them. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature. These also freeze great for up to 4 weeks.