peanut butter cup blondies

October 30, 2013

in Bars & Bites

When faced with a bowl of Halloween candy, there’s only one thing I look for: the gold fluted wrappers which hold my most beloved treat, the chocolate peanut butter cup. If you are anything like me, then you’ll want to hoard tomorrow’s PB cups and bake them into peanut butter cup blondies, an absolute must for peanut butter lovers.

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies | Tutti Dolci

Chopped mini peanut butter cups are baked into the buttery, PB-laced batter; another handful are scattered over the top. If you need one last Halloween dessert, whip up a pan of these blondies in less than an hour.

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies | Tutti Dolci

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, melted
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup mini peanut butter cups, divided

Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 7 x 11-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Beat melted butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed until smooth; beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Reduce speed to low and add flour and salt, beating until just combined. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped mini peanut butter cups.

Pour batter into prepared dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup mini peanut butter cups (halved). Bake for about 25 minutes, until set in the middle and pulling away from edges of the dish. Cool completely in baking dish on a wire rack. Just before cutting, chill in the freezer for 15 minutes. Carefully lift parchment to remove bars from pan and place on a cutting board; cut into squares with a sharp knife.

Yield – 20 blondies
Calories – 200 (per blondie)
Carbs – 26

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28 Comments

1 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 30, 2013

I love pb cups, I try to sneak them out of my son’s bag every year! These blondies look like the perfect use for them!

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2 The Café Sucre Farine October 30, 2013

What a fun treat Laura. I just bought a carton on the mini peanut butter cups, I think I need to transform them into something amazing like this.

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3 Hannah October 30, 2013

I love anything with peanut butter cups, Laura, and your blondies are tempting beyond belief. Perfect treat for Halloween (and anytime!).

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4 marina October 30, 2013

PB cups are pretty much the only candy I will eat. It’s my absolute favorite. Luckily my 6 year old has already agreed to give her her PB cups from Halloween :)

Glorious recipe!

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5 Vicki Bensinger October 30, 2013

We are all huge fans of peanut butter cups my husband and daughter especially. I haven’t tried the blondie version but I could pretty well bet they’d love these too.

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6 Deb October 30, 2013

I would need to hide the peanut butter cups to make this tempting Blondie recipe! Better yet, I can find a bag with Halloween wrapping the day after and make these delectable treats!

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7 Valerie October 30, 2013

I’m slightly obsessed with peanut butter cups – I’d be in big trouble with these bars…the good kind of trouble. ;)

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8 Sue/the view from great island October 30, 2013

I know for a fact I would not be able to control myself around these!

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9 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies October 30, 2013

I just showed these to my husband because they look SO GOOD. :D I hope I have some leftover PB cups after Halloween!

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10 Maria@PinkPatisserie October 30, 2013

They are my absolute favorite too! And what a great way to use them! Sadly my boys are too old to trick or treat so I’m going to have to satisfy myself by buying my own! Think I’m going to have to treat myself!

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11 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 30, 2013

I’m so excited! I’m going trick or treating today! I wonder what candy we’ll get! :D I love peanut butter cups too!

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12 Tieghan October 30, 2013

YES!! YES!! You know am all over these! :) Love them, Laura!

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13 Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker October 30, 2013

These look SO good Laura! So dense and peanut-buttery! I’d take one over Halloween candy any day!

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14 Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs October 30, 2013

Peanut butter cups are my favorite of all Halloween candy! What a perfect way to use them. Yum!

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15 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 30, 2013

Can’t wait to try this recipe with leftover candies — hopefully there will be leftover ;)

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16 Rosa October 30, 2013

An irresistible treat!

Cheers,

Rosa

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17 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 31, 2013

This is probably the best use of leftover Halloween candy!

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18 marla October 31, 2013

Oh yes!! The blondes look perfect — pinned!

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19 Suzanne October 31, 2013

Love those mini peanut butter cups and in blondies they are perfect!

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20 sara October 31, 2013

YUM. These look so so yummy!

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21 Patricia Scarpin November 1, 2013

You’ve done the candy really justice – those blondies look delicious, Laura!

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22 Ashley@BakerbyNature November 1, 2013

You know I am blondie obsessed, right?! These are 100% next on my list. Mwahahahaha!

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23 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} November 2, 2013

Okay I can just taste these little delights now! They look simply divine. A must make!

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24 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen November 3, 2013

Oh, my! Such moist and chewy, buttery-brown sugary-peanut butter goodness! I just adore Blondies…and Reese’s! Anything peanut butter and chocolate, I am obsessed with. Thanks for sharing this rendition of Blondies, Laura! Pinning!

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25 Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking November 3, 2013

Deee-licious!!! I need to make this soon!

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26 suzanne Perazzini November 3, 2013

You make the most delectable sweets. I could make that if I reduced the sugar and used gluten-free flour. Thanks for the inspiration.

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27 Nami | Just One Cookbook November 5, 2013

Blondies with PB cups! I rather want these blondies than just PB cups! I wish I can get these if I go trick or treating at your house. ;)

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28 Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) November 8, 2013

Peanut butter cups are my favorites, too. I’ll admit that I’ve had more than my share from the candy stash at work this Halloween season. Wish I had some now to try these blondies!

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