Brown or blond, I gave Sarah and Anina the choice on our ladies' evening this week. As much as I like the brownies from last weekend... I'm totally fond of these peanut butter blondies, but you guys didn't expect anything else, did you? They're loaded with sugar and peanut butter... chewy, gooey, sinful... The addict's new favourite ;-)
(slightly adapted from: Joy the Baker)
400g dark brown sugar
250g smooth peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
0.5 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
100g milk chocolate, chopped into pieces
Preheat oven to 160°C. Line a 23x33cm brownie tin with parchment paper, then grease the parchment paper
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and sugar together until the butter is just melted. Remove from the plate and let cool for about 5 minutes, then add the peanut butter. Stir until incorporated. Let cool for another 5 minutes, then whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract. The sugar, butter and peanut butter mixture should be cool enough so that the eggs won’t begin to cook when they’re added. Add milk chocolate chips.
Mix salt, flour and baking powder. Add dry ingredients all at once to the wet ingredients. Stir until just incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out. The batter will be pretty thick.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center of the blondies comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool. Joy makes these with a milk chocolate frosting which, I bet, is delicious, too!