Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Blondies

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The ingredient for March was peanut butter, chosen by yours truly.  Not for any reason, I had no recipe in mind when I chose it, I just did because my husband goes crazy over anything peanut butter and his birthday was Sunday!  I started to browse around for inspiration and man, there are a ton of peanut butter recipes out there.  I did know I wanted to make something with Reese’s peanut butter chips (so I could eat a whole bag), just wasn’t sure what.  Then I remembered a snickerdoodle blondie recipe I’ve had for years and thought maybe I could make those into peanut butter snickerdoodle blondies somehow.  And oh.em.gee were they gooood!!!  So behold, peanut butter snickerdoodle blondies!

Three favorites in one! These Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Blondies are mouthwatering!

It took a bit of work to find the right amounts of the other ingredients to make this work with the peanut butter but I finally got them where I liked them.  And oh darn, there were about three not-quite-right batches along the way that we had to “dispose” of ;)  Now, full disclosure, I like my blondies/brownies suuuper gooey… so these are pretty dang gooey.

Three favorites in one! These Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Blondies are mouthwatering!

Start off by mixing all your dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon).

Three favorites in one! These Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Blondies are mouthwatering!

Then in your mixer, cream your butter until it’s nice and smooth.  Add in your brown sugar, vanilla, then eggs and mix well.  Make sure to scrape down the sides every once in a while.  Add your peanut butter (I used creamy) and quickly mix to incorporate then gently fold in your peanut butter chips and toffee bits until they’re evenly dispersed.

Three favorites in one! These Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Blondies are mouthwatering!

Grease your baking dish (I used my LeCreuset 9×11″ which is my go-to blondie/brownie pan) then spread the batter evenly in it.  It’s pretty sticky and stiff so it takes some patience, just get it as level as you can. Then, generously sprinkle your white sugar + cinnamon mixture all over it.  If I have any left over (rarely), I save it to make cinnamon toast with ;)

Three favorites in one! These Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Blondies are mouthwatering!

Bake at 375F for about 30 minutes or until a tester comes clean.  This is the time I used for mine but like I said, I like mine pretty moist and gooey still.  If you like yours on the fluffier, lighter side, play around with adding more flour and increasing the bake time.

Three favorites in one! These Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Blondies are mouthwatering!

Cut ’em up and serve them warm with good ‘ol vanilla ice cream.

Three favorites in one! These Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Blondies are mouthwatering!

These are seriously like three desserts all in one, a cinnamon-y snickerdoodle, rich peanut butter cookie, and a warm and fluffy blondie!

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Blondies

Yield: 12 bars
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
The ultimate indulgence. Yummy snickerdoodles, peanut butter cookies, and blondies all combined into one dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 10 oz. package peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits, optional
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375F, grease a 9x9 or 9x11 baking dish.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and 1tsp cinnamon together in a bowl, set aside.
  3. Cream butter until soft.
  4. Add brown sugar and vanilla, mix until fluffy.
  5. Add eggs one at a time until fluffy again. Scrape down sides and mix again until all combined.
  6. Add peanut butter and mix until combined.
  7. Add flour mixture gradually until just combined.
  8. Fold in peanut butter chips and toffee bits.
  9. Spread batter in greased dish and level.
  10. Mix other 1tsp cinnamon with 1tbsp white sugar then sprinkle over the top of batter.
  11. Bake ~30min. or until tester comes out clean.

Make sure you check out the other girls’ peanut butter recipes in this month’s challenge too!

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102 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Blondies

    1. Ooo, I’ve never had an orange cake Lana! And we have an orange tree in the backyard that makes BUSHELS, so anything I could make with them would be great :) Do you have a link to the recipe you use?

  1. My girlfriends & I just made scones and macarons from scratch this weekend. The scones were super easy, but I’m not sure I’d try the macarons again – just didn’t turn out as perfect as backery/pastry shop bought… I think I’ll stick to pies, lol!

    1. Oh man, I’ve heard stories about how difficult macaroons are, #nothanks! Honestly, I’ve never even had one :) Pies all the way! Thanks Kim!

  2. I have to try these Emily!!! I love snickerdoodles and these blondies with icecream look amazing! Pinning :) So fun to do this challenge with you!

    1. My mother always made banana bread too and it was so amazing for breakfast, warm with melty butter all over it, mmmmm! I don’t ever get to have it anymore as the husband is allergic to bananas :/ but zucchini bread is a good substitute.

  3. love this cake and it’s gluten free too.

    Banana cake

    7 eggs separated
    1 C sugar
    1 C potato starch
    2-3 mashed bananas
    1 C ground walnuts

    1. in a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Mix with electric mixer on high speed until thick and yellow in color.

    2. add potato starch a little at a time mixing to a smooth consistency, about 5 minutes on medium speed. add mashed bananas and ground walnuts and continue mixing for 1 minute.

    3. beat egg whites until stiff. gently fold egg whites into batter. pour batter into ungreased 10″ tube pan.

    4. bake at 350 for about 1 hour 10 minutes or until cake springs back when touched. invert cake in pan and cool completely.

    Hope you like it.

  4. Oh man! I think these are totally worth blowing my diet for :) Baking blondies has been on my list of things to make and this looks like a great recipe to start with. I was so excited when you picked peanut butter for this month’s challenge! Pinned!

    1. Do it Christin!! I will take blondies over brownies any day! I was nervous about choosing PB but you guys knocked it outta the park with it :)

  5. Along with the peanut butter theme. My sweetie loves the peanut butter cookies I make. They are so easy – flourless. If I remember correctly, the only ingredients are PB, egg, brown sugar and vanilla. We prefer things more on the crunchy side(not gooey). Great giveaway!

  6. I make a brownie recipe. It is all done in a pot and then transferred to a dish to bake. Thinking about it, I wonder if I put it in a oven proof pot if I could bake it in that… hmm, I think I may have to try that!

  7. I love baking cookies and cupcakes. Sometimes, I do enjoy baking a cake from scratch. I have just begun to get confidence in baking cakes, use to have a few issues. :)

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