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Back to the Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies….
The batter comes together in about 10 minutes.
First you mix the butter, sugars, peanut butter and egg. Then you mix in a tablespoon of water to make it extra smooth.
Meanwhile mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt with a pastry cutter, fork or whisk in a separate bowl, then add it to the we mixture.
Add in chocolate chips and spoon into the pan! That’s it!
It only bakes for 20 minutes and yields a blondie with the best texture!
They’re moist, soft & chewy and have the best flavor!
In fact, since I made several batches of these before sharing them here, I made a few batches without the chocolate top layer and my family devoured them too!
But if you follow the original recipe and add the chocolate layer, it is super decadent tasting and yummy!
You add the chocolate chip directly on top of the hot blondies and let the chips sit for a few minutes so they start to melt.
Then as the chocolate warms and melts, use a spatula to spread it evenly.
Let cool at room temperature or if you’re like us and can’t wait, put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes for the top layer to set.
Optional, and I forgot to do it in this batch, but I love sprinkling some kosher salt on top when the chocolate has cooled a little (but not entirely so that is stays visible).
These easy, gluten-free blondies are beyond yummy! A moist, soft & chewy bar cookie with a decadent chocolate top layer. Family recipe adapted to be gluten-free. Feel free to substitute any nut or seed butter of choice.
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies/ Bars, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional
Serves: 16 blondies
5 tablespoons butter or dairy-free butter, softened to room temperature
5 tablespoons natural peanut butter (that's the equivalent of ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, add butter, peanut butter, both types of sugar and egg, and mix till well combined. I used a stand mixer, but a hand mixer works well too.
Add water and mix well.
In a small bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, and using a pastry cutter, whisk or fork, mix to combine.
Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well.
Add ½ cup -3/4 cup chocolate chips (add according to tastes but if not using top layer of chocolate, it's recommended to use ¾ cups) and combine.
Spoon batter into prepared pan, spread evenly. Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining ¾ cup chocolate chips over the hot blondies. Place a baking sheet over the top of the pan to contain the heat and let chips soften for about 5 minutes, then spread warmed chips evenly over the blondies using a spatula. (remember pan may still be warm so use an oven mitt as needed)
Cool at room temperature (or set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow top layer to set.
Option to sprinkle slightly cooled chocolate with kosther salt.
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