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.