Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Well, my home is finally company-ready. Or should I say ready for my mother-in-law? I spent a good part of the weekend cleaning and cooking. I’m exhausted! I wish someone would cook and clean for me!
I made these blondies late last week and boy, were they tasty! I’m so lovin’ pumpkin and peanut butter cups together. It’s too bad pumpkin ale is seasonal. If they were year-round, I’d get them all the time. The peanut butter cups were an afterthought. Since I had them hanging around my pantry, I thought I’d throw them in. These babies went quickly! I’ll be doing more baking today so I have something to serve with coffee/tea when my mother-in-law and her fiancé arrive. Enjoy your week!
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup of dark muscovado sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin ale
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 15 miniature dark peanut butter cups, unwrapped and halved
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, sugar, egg and pumpkin ale together; set aside.
Using a stand or electric mixer (or mix by hand) combine flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Slowly pour the butter/ale mixture into the flour mixture and continue to mix until just moistened, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Scrape batter into the prepared pan. Using a spatula, distribute the batter evenly around the pan. Arrange the peanut butter cups over the batter.
Bake for 27-30 minutes or until toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the blondies cool in the pan on the cooling rack completely before serving.
52 thoughts on “Pumpkin Ale Peanut Butter Cup Blondies”
wow ale and peanut butter cups…those pumpkin bars must be heavenly, Anne.
Hahaha, these pictures are great! They remind me that Halloween is coming, and then my two favorite holidays: Thanksgiving and Christmas! Can’t get enough of it.
These blondies were a big hit at the office. I love anything pumpkin, and the pumpkin ale actually had some pretty good pumpkin flavor in it, but then the pumpkin spice gave it a little pumpkin bump (a bumpkin?).
Bumpkin! I love a food pun. This post and Chris’ comment has made my week! 😀
Oh Anne! How fabulous are those? Pumpkin ale? I don’t think I’ve ever come across that. Will have to search that out. LOVE those little PB cups popping out here and there!
Oh, I just had to Pin this to my favourite recipes board!
Genius! I can’t wait to try making these. They look SO good!
I have never seen pumpkin ale at the grocer, but it sounds delicious….and these blondies…to die for!
Oh, my. What an amazing combination of flavors! The bars look so moist and delicious…then adding big chunks of pb cups can only make them more incredible!!!
I love the combination of pumpkin and peanut butter too, it doesn’t get much better! Love that you added pumpkin ale too- so fun!
Oh boy . . . pumpkin and peanut butter, what a combination! Bet these were gone in no time! Great pics, Anne!
Oh goodness, you just won my heart like crazy! Loving these blondies!
They look SO good!
What a fantastic idea. Does the ale do something to the texture or does it mostly add flavor?
It adds flavor.
Wow, Anne! I love blondies, an this flavor combination sounds perfect for fall! Have a great visit with your mother in law.
These pumpkin blondies look amazing Anne! So moist and love the abundance of pumpkin flavors here and the peanut butter cups just puts these over the top! Pinned! Hope you have a great visit with your mother-in-law, I’m sure she’ll enjoy anything that you make 🙂
Now I know what to serve for Oktoberfest!
Wow!!!!! Pumpkin ale!!! I’m in love with these blondies!!!!!!!!!!! Loveeee the peanut butter cups peeking out of them ❤
These remind me of all the best things about Fall and Halloween – the treats!! Your blondies look so moist and I’m all for the chocolate PB cups. Glad your cleaning is all done – hope you have a great visit with your MIL!
I’m not a huge beer person but I loveee pumpkin ale for some reason. Probably the pumpkin : ) These blondies sound amazing – especially with those peanut butter cups! Sounds like you’re all set to have a great visit with your mother-in-law!
Those look amazing! I love anything with beer in it so they sound perfect for me!
Yummy! Pumpkin and peanut butter cups make such a great combination! Never had pumpkin ale before–will have to keep an eye out for it!
I’ve never tried neither pumpkin ale nor pb cups, so these brownies are a total must make for me. They look wonderful! x
Wicked combination Anne! Love that you put your own spin on Blondies with pumpkin ale! The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups kicks them up to the dream come true level. (Reese’s are my biggest weakness!) Thanks for sharing, girl. Pinning!
These sound SO good. I wish i had a plate of ’em in front of me right now!!
Have not tried pumpkin ale but it sounds yummy! This combination of pumpkin ale and peanut butter cups looks delicious!
Wow – what an interesting combination of ingredients! I never thought of adding pumpkin ale to a dessert. I am intrigued!
Pumpkin and peanut butter cups together?? What a revelation! It honestly never occurred to me to pair these two flavors but seeing them here now, they seem like natural partners. This opens up a whole new world for me, Anne, thank you!
These look amazing… I love the combination of flavors… I have one bottle of Pumpkin Ale left and my favorite candy is PB cups… pinned! Have a great week.
There is nothing like cleaning for an in-law visit! I hope you are able to get some much needed rest! As for these blondies? They look PERFECT. What a great way to celebrate fall!
so I know we’ll be making these beauties very soon!!!
Fantastic combination. Thank you for sharing.
Hi! It is my first time at your blog and I am so glad that I hit across these awesome blondies. Your version is so amazing…would love to try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing 🙂
These look scrummy and I love the piccies too 🙂
Oh My – pumpkin ale and peanut butter cups! Gahhh…I have no other words…
I am a HUGE blondie fan! These look amazing!
Yes, I know the difference of just “company” and the mom in law coming! I’m loving this blondie..big time! Pinning and sharing! (Bcz everyone needs to know about this fabulous and creative blondie!!!)
I love that you used pumpkin ale in these Ann! I am a big fan of pumpkin and peanut butter! Delectable! Hope you’re enjoying your visit!
These blondies look mad tasty! Glad you add PB cups, even if last minute, because they’re calling out to me. Have fun visiting with your mother in law!
this looks delicious – and I’m all for pumpkin this time of year. such neat squares too!
What a perfect Fall treat! Of course, I have to pin it to my Fall desserts recipe board.
I am super into pumpkin ale these days, so these bars are a must make! Definitely the perfect reward after all the cleaning you’ve been doing!
Oh my, the flavors you mixed in a bar anne! Too bad I can’t get pumpkin ale here, but I bet it’s good with another type of ale too. Maybe you can bribe someone into cooking and cleaning in exchange for a batch of these!
We have some pumpkin ale on hand that we’ve been using for beer bread (well, I might have had a sip or two!). These look wonderful! We gotta try these – thanks so much.
I never had pumpkin ale, I just imagine how tasty these blondies are with peanut butter cups…very tempting Anne.
Hope you are having a fun week 😀
Pumpkin ale in a blondie?!? Divine and GENIUS 😀
Oh wow! I can only imagine how wonderful these taste! I love recipes that call for a partial bottle of beer because that means I get to drink the rest of it while I cook and a half a bottle is about all I can drink anyways!
These are so genius! Love it!
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I don’t like beer/ale on its own but I really enjoy baking with it. These pumpkin ale blondies sound delicious! I’m not surprised they went fast at your house! Blondies with peanut butter cups won’t last long at my house either. 🙂
As for cleaning house for mother-in-law visits…..I have been married a long time and my MIL has never been easy. At the beginning of my marriage, I am not kidding, my MIL would come into the house and run her finger over the shelves checking for dust! She said it was because she was allergic.Hmmm. I would make myself crazy cleaning for her visits. Then I decided, that if she didn’t like the way we live, then she didn’t have to visit. I am happy to say she never stopped visiting but I was way less stressed. 🙂
I’ve never heard of pumpkin ale. Pretty sure it’d be non-existent here, but I LOVE the sound of these blondies! I do actually have a bag of pb cups in the cupboard though, sent to me by the gorgeous Mackenzie at Susie Freaking Homemaker. Need to bake something! xx
These sound so good! I love Pumpkin Ale!