My family has an obsession and today is the perfect day to tell you all about it. My family has a peanut butter problem. I hear it is a common problem to have. There is just something about that creamy or crunchy stuff and January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day!
My family is ADDICTED to peanut butter, we easily go through a large jar in a week. I use to buy it at Sam’s and it seemed the more peanut butter I kept in the house the faster we would go through it. There are much worse things out there so I have no problem fueling my families addiction. Typically we eat peanut butter sandwiches or have it on rice cakes. We are huge fans of fluffernutters, simple peanut butter and marshmallow fluff yumminess. In my gluten eating days I loved fluffernutters made on white bread with sliced fresh strawberries, yum. My one son likes peanut butter sandwiches with grape jelly while another son likes peanut butter and honey. When not eaten in sandwich form there is always the classic peanut butter cookie, in candy like Buckeyes, in savory dishes like thai chicken or just straight from the jar with a spoon. I have discovered something else that is just as yummy with peanut butter for my family, Peanut Butter Blondie Brownies. The recipe is made with regular all purpose flour so I didn’t get to try them but my family loved them!
These Peanut Butter Blondie Brownies are the perfect treat for all the peanut butter lovers out there! Try them for yourself and see how the Blondie got even better!
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Beat peanut butter and butter together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually beat brown sugar into peanut butter mixture. Beat eggs into peanut butter mixture 1 at a time, beating well after each addition; add vanilla extract.
- Gradually sift flour into peanut butter mixture and mix until batter is well-combined. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and spread evenly in the dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the blondies comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
- Cool in the baking dish for 15 minutes before slicing into 24 bars. Remove to a wire rack to cool until just warm.