Tuesday, November 02, 2010

TWD: Peanuttiest Blondies

Yowsa. Yes, that's a word. As in, "Yowsa, these were amazing!" Seriously, though, when you have a blondie made with peanuts, peanut butter, and chocolate, what could be bad?

This was a simple recipe to put together. I used my favorite chunky peanut butter, lots of chopped peanuts and mini chocolate chips. The recipe calls for a 9 x 9 pan which makes a very thick blondie. I could see making these in a 13 x 9 for a thinner bar. I wholeheartedly agree with the use of the mini chips in this recipe. The peanuts are the star with the chocolate adding a little flavor note.

I was a little worried about the baking time because these smelled done while they were still a bit jiggly in the middle. They were pretty brown looking on the top, too. I ended up baking them for about 45 minutes and leaving them in the turned off oven for about another 10. Perfect. They were chewy without being soggy. The peanuts gave just the right amount of crunch.

The Husband had some friends over the day I made these, and they were a huge hit. I won't say how many each person ate, but there weren't too many leftovers.


These are absolutely going to be made again in my house. Thanks Nicole of Bakologie for picking such a great recipe.

16 comments:

Clivia said...

I love that little bowl you've got them in! I used hazelnuts in mine and they were also great.

Paula said...

Yes, I think baking them in a 13 x 9 dish would have made them better for me too--why didn't I think of that? Yours sure look good though just the way they are.

chocolatechic said...

I almost made mine in a 9x13, but I was afraid that they would be to thin,

Sweet and Savory said...

Yours show it all. Look at how stuffed your blondie is. Stuffed and delicious........

Peggy said...

I really really loved these too. I did mine in an 8x8 but I like mine a little on the thicker side anyway. Yours look perfect to me.

Flourchild said...

Im glad the hubby and his friends enjoyed the blondies!! They were so so good. Yours look yummy!!!!

cindy said...

I have a hard time knowing when blondies are done. There is a fine line between gooey and hard!
But they were yummy. Have a great day.

Jeannette said...

WOW yours are SO thick! Mine were rather flat. I would have loved thick, soft chewy ones. I overbaked a bit but still yum!!

Tia said...

mmm heat em up, top with ice cream and caramel sauce. HEAVEN!
Buttercreambarbie

Nichi said...

Yum! I love the cute little dish they are in.

Thanks for baking along with me ;)

jillbert said...

These were thick, and they were good! I like your idea of turning the oven off and leaving them in for a while. It was tough to know when these were done.

Cakelaw said...

They're definitely coming again at my house too - they were good.

Becky said...

wow, yours look so good! yum. I loved mine.

Kayte said...

I am the peanut butter lover in the house, so next time I am making these with peanut butter chips instead of chocolate ones! The batter was so good (sans chocolate). Yours look really nice...and so cute in that little dish.

Pamela said...

I thought all of those peanuts in the blondie was just wonderful. Loved the crunch!

crustabakes said...

chewy blondies. I can totally relate to that. these look delish! YUMM