Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies

Chocolate and Peanut Butter are always in season... and, these Easy, Gluten-free blondies are beyond yummy! A moist, soft & chewy bar cookie with a decadent chocolate top layer.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies

Quick & Easy Family Recipe yields amazing blondies every time!

Chocolate and Peanut Butter are always in season and I recently came across this recipe from my Grandmother for Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies that I had to share!

It’s a super simple recipe, coming together in no time!

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By the way, don’t you just love the hand written recipe cards? And that my Grandma signed it as Grandma L? (versus Grandma R, who is the source of most my family recipes)

Back to the gluten-free Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies…

This recipe is from my Grandmas that used to make lots of desserts and I remember growing up with the original bar which was a crisp cookie.

I made it with the original recipe first but then made some adaptations to make it a more soft & chewy cookie that my family loves even more and that is just soooo yummy!

I also adjusted the quantities to make in an 8×8 inch pan which is the size that works best for my family and is in line with our other recipes.

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So let’s make them!

You’ll need 10 simple ingredients:

Butter or DF butter

Peanut Butter ( you could sub your favorite nut or seed butter)

Cane Sugar

Brown Sugar

Egg

Chocolate Chips (or DF chocolate chips)

Baking Soda

Baking Powder

Salt

Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour (we used GF Jules – Affiliate Link)

Kosher Salt for topping, optional

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Then as the chocolate warms and melts, use a spatula to spread it evenly.

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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).

Hope you love them as much as we do!

If you prefer an Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Blondie, click here.

If you prefer a No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, click here.

Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you make them.

Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies
 
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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.
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies/ Bars, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional
Serves: 16 blondies
Ingredients
  • 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)
  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, diviided
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cups gluten-free all purpose flour (we used GF Jules, affiliate link)
  • sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. Add water and mix well.
  4. In a small bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, and using a pastry cutter, whisk or fork, mix to combine.
  5. Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  6. 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.
  7. Spoon batter into prepared pan, spread evenly. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. 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)
  9. Cool at room temperature (or set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow top layer to set.
  10. Option to sprinkle slightly cooled chocolate with kosther salt.
  11. Cut into 16 squares and enjoy!
  12. Store in a sealed container at room temperature.

 

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