Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

I recently discovered blondies.  They’re all over the baking aisles at the market during the holiday season and for the longest time; I didn’t know what they were.  I finally looked it up and found out it was a lighter version of brownies.  And since I had some dark peanut butter cups lying around, which I’m not too fond of (I’m a milk chocolate fan), I thought —why not bake some and throw those in there?

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

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  • 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon of homemade vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/4 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 16 miniature dark peanut butter cups, unwrapped and halved


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.

Using a stand mixer add flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt and baking powder.  Stir to combine.

In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, butter, vanilla extract and milk.

Pour the wet ingredient into the dry ingredients.  Mix until combined, then stir in chocolate chips.

Scrape the batter into the greased pan.  Using your spatula, distribute your batter evenly around the pan.  Arrange the peanut butter cups over the batter.  Bake for 19-21 minutes or until toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out clean.  Let the blondies cool in the pan on the cooling rack.

Adapted from MyRecipes

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies


31 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

    • I’m a sucker for chocolate –milk chocolate. I never really got into the whole dark chocolate thing. I only use it for baking. I recently got hooked on peanut butter cups –not sure why. I’m not even a peanut butter fan. Anyway –if you have tasted brownies, it’s like that but without the cocoa.

  1. Oh Anne, these look so good with chocolate chips and peanut butter cups – WOW! I have never prepared blondies. Yours are inspiring me. Scrumptious pictures!!!

  2. I’ve been at your blog several times and I have to tell you, I’m enamoured by a;; your recipes. Almost everything here, I want to eat. I however can’t get peanut butter cups here so I’ll have to improvise. I’m guessing dollops of Nutella and peanut butter would make a good substitute 😉

    • Thank you so much Jayne, that’s so nice of you to say! 🙂 Nutella and peanut butter would be a wonderful substitute! Would love to hear how it turns out. 🙂

    • Thanks Sarah! If I was baking with the milk chocolate, I probably wouldn’t have any left to bake with. The dark ones are OK but really excellent in this.

  3. Man, looking at these pictures make me crave for more of these blondies. You care to give any hints as to what flavors you might use for your next batch? 😉

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