White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies

by Heather on July 27, 2011

Geez Louise, I’m making a ton of sweet things these days!

Let’s set the record straight here:  I’m not actually eating all of these sugary baked creations.  No, no…sharing is caring people.  And all of the buttery sugary delicious things that I’ve been making the past couple of weeks are definitely going into the mouths and tummies of others.  But I just can’t help myself!  Sometimes a girl’s got to bake!

I know I’ve mentioned on here before how I love blondies, but for some reason I’ve never been able to get the recipe just perfect.  Something about the altitude and trying to sub ingredients when I realize I’m out of, oh you know, brown sugar when it’s the main ingredient just doesn’t seem to stick.  Who knew?  I always heard that baking was an exact science, but never found a use for that phrase til trying my hand at blondies.

These guys, good as they are, can be some of the most difficult things to make for me.  But no more I tell you.  NO MORE!  Plus I’m trying to convince myself that these were done in a round cake pan, which surely makes all of the difference.  Surely.


  • 1/2 stick butter (4 Tbsp)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350.  In a saucepan melt the butter over medium low heat.  Add the brown sugar and vanilla and let cook for about 1 minute until combined.  Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips.  Let cool for about 5 minutes.  Meanwhile sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Whisk together the cream and the egg.  Slowly whisk in a quarter of the peanut butter mixture with the egg and cream, making sure you are whisking the whole time (so that you don’t make scrambled eggs).  Add the flour mixture, then the remaining 3/4 of the peanut butter mixture.  Pour into a greased 8-inch cake pan, top with the remaining 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips, and bake at 350 for 15-20 until the sides are golden brown.  Let it cool in the pan, then remove before cutting slices.  Enjoy!

I’m happy to say that while the baking bug is still here, blondies are no longer my nemesis/arch enemy!



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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 27, 2011

Putting these in a cake pan just makes them more special:-)


2 Emily @ A Cambridge Story July 27, 2011

SO pretty. I love that they are baked in a round dish. Something about the shape makes me want to eat 20. OK, maybe the ingredient list does too.


3 Jessica @ How Sweet July 27, 2011

Love that these are round. So cute!


4 Maria July 27, 2011

Oh my-those look heavenly!


5 Erin July 27, 2011

Blondies are great and these look fabulous! I too bring my sweets into work to fill up others bellies.


6 Urban Wife July 27, 2011

“Sharing is caring” <– Love that!

Blondies are the best. There's just something about their buttery goodness that draws me in, every.single.time.


7 Blog is the New Black July 27, 2011

I heart blondies… these look awesome, esp since I love white chocolate… and obvi pb!


8 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 27, 2011

I never used to be a blondie fan and then I made one of Jenna’s recipes…so good. This one looks like a winner too :)


9 Heather I. July 27, 2011

Yum, I LOVE blondies! Using a round pan is such a fun idea, too. I think I just may have to try these :)


10 Annie July 27, 2011

These look awesome! I have yet to attempt Blondies, but maybe I should.


11 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic July 27, 2011

I have a special place in my heart (and tummy) just for white chocolate. This looks soooo good and sweet! I’ve never tried baking blondies but I will take your advice and follow the recipe exactly. I also tend to ignore the saying that baking is an exact science hehe


12 Nicole July 27, 2011

I love the idea of making it in a circle shape! And they look delicious to boot! I’m finally getting into cooking, but baking has always been my love. Keep those sweets coming ;)


13 Mads July 27, 2011

I love blondies of any kind. I recently made a banana blondie with butterscotch chips and it was omg good!
My main squeeze loves white chocolate chips, so I will have to have this recipe in the arsenal.


14 katecooks July 27, 2011

speaking of baked goods, i have had your mexican hot chocolate cookies tagged for ages. i was oh so close to winning them in the auction this week! darn! now i’ll have to get down & dirty and make them myself :)

thanks for all the awesome recipe ideas!


15 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) July 27, 2011

Bookmarking this for sure.


16 Jen @ keepitsimplefoods July 28, 2011

These are so pretty! Look tasty too!


17 Pretty. Good. Food. July 28, 2011

Yum! I have a bbq I’m going to this weekend, think I’ll bring this along :)


18 Balancing Sylvia July 30, 2011

Holy smokes! Peanut butter and white chocolate? Those look amazing! I’ve never attempted blondies so thanks so much for the recipe :D


19 shelly (cookies and cups) August 6, 2011

These look phenomenal! My husband’s all time favorite candy is the white chocolate Reeses..we would adore this!


20 tt April 13, 2012

Hi there,

You dont mention when to add the vanilla or the 3/4 of the rest of the mixture.



21 Heather April 13, 2012

thanks for the head’s up!


22 Cassie July 31, 2012

These look so incredible Heather. White chocolate chips are my favorite!


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