peanut butter cup blondies

We are definite peanut butter lovers in this house! Even the dogs can’t get enough of the stuff! When I saw this recipe floating around pinterest I knew it was one we needed to try! They were great, not too rich just the right amount of sweetness! A definite distinct creamy peanut butter taste with just a hint of chocolatey goodness.

Ingredients:

recipe adapted from cookinglight.com

1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. peanut butter
1/4 c,unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 tbls. skim milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips
10 mini peanut butter cups, quartered and halved
Cooking spray

Preparation: 

Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray 9 x 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk to combine the flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt. In a separate medium bowl, stir to combine the peanut butter, butter, milk, vanilla and eggs. Add dry ingredients to peanut butter mixture, and gently stir until combined. Fold in chocolate chips until combined (do not over mix). Pour batter in prepared baking dish. Arrange peanut butter cups over batter.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

my peanut butter loving pup. he was by my side the ENTIRE baking time!

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