Friday, October 9, 2009

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies....

As soon as the kids wake up, I am going to the store to make these. I am craving them. I want just one, so I make them, eat one, then bring them to my father-in-law, so I don't eat the whole batch. I have no will power.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, plus more, room temperature, for pan
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/4 cup each orange, yellow, and brown candy-coated chocolates (from a 12.6-ounce bag) or 8 Reese's peanut butter cups, removed from their wrappers and corasely chopped

Preheat oven to 350. Brush an 8-inch square baking pan with butter; line pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides. Butter paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together butter and sugars until smooth. Whisk in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and salt; stir just until moistened. Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth top. Arrange candies or chopped peanut butter cups in 12 rows (2 rows per color, repeating once) on top of dough.
Bake until top of cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Set pan on a wire rack and let cool completely. Using parchment overhang, lift cake from pan and transfer to a cutting board; cut into 16 squares. To store, keep in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 2 days.
Makes 16.


thuriks said...

You should live on the edge and eat at least 3 :-) Those look so yummy I might have to make them as well!

Natalie said...

Delicious!! I will have to make these ASAP!! I can't believe you only eat just one, what self control!!

Shaina said...

Wait, you are preggers and only having one cookie, you have some serious will power girl!