peanut butter chocolate chip blondie bars

we all love blondies, but add some creamy peanut butter along with semi-sweet chocolate chips, and you’ve taken these blondies to a whole new level! these travel well, so wrap them individually and send them along in a lunchbox to delight your favorite student! these are extraordinary brownies! let me know what you think!

peanut butter chocolate chip blondie bars
1 1/3 cups plus 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup baker’s sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons lightly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs at room temperature
1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees. lightly grease 13 x 9 baking pan.
2. sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside
3. cream the butter, peanut butter, the sugars and the vanilla until pale in color and fluffy, approximately 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
4. beat eggs into creamed butter mixture one at a time until they are completely incorporated.
5. add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix with spatula until dry ingredients are fully incorporated into creamed mixture. scrape the bowl often.
6. stir in the chocolate chips until they are well-distributed in the batter.
7. spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.
8. bake blondie bars until edges are golden brown and center is slightly puffy, approximately 25 minutes. do not overbake. remove from oven.
9. let cool on wire rack approximately 20 minutes. carefully cut bars while still warm.
yield:20 bars

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