White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
Posted May 01 2011 6:22am
I had a craving for blondies for ages. I finally decided to make good on that craving and make some.
And I’m so glad I did.
White Chocolate Blondies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting(adapted from Simply Recipes )
For the White Chocolate Blondies
1/2 c butter, melted
1 c packed dark brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt (optional)
1 c all-purpose flour
1 c white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together the melted butter and sugar in a bowl.
Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk.
Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and optional salt, mix it all together.
Add the white chocolate chips.
Pour into a cooking sprayed 8 x 8 pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Don’t overbake.
Allow to cool and then frost them.
For the Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
1 c chocolate chips
1/4 c butter/margarine
1/4 c peanut butter
2 tbsp milk/cream (add more/less depending on desired consistency of frosting)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c powdered sugar
Melt chocolate chips in microwave. Then, add and stir in next four ingredients. It can help to reheat the mixture for 15 seconds or so in microwave if mixture gets too solid and stirring is tricky. After all ingredients have been incorporated, stir in the powdered sugar. Continue stirring or whisk together until smooth.
Pour this over the cooled Blondies and frost. Wait for them to set up (freezer expedites this).
Cut into squares and serve.
Yields: 12 to 18 blondies, depending on size.
A Visual Guide
Gather your ingredients
Melt the butter and add brown sugar and stir. Beat an egg. Then combine it all.
Add flour, baking powder & soda, and stir. Add the white chocolate chips.
I stirred 3/4 c into the batter and then reserved the final 1/4 c to be sprinkled on top of the batter.
Naked Blonds are fun but these needed to be dressed up, I thought…
…with chocolate peanut butter frosting!
Follow the directions I listed above. Melt chocolate chips first, then add everything except the powdered sugar, stir, then add the powdered sugar
These are so good.
They satisfy on so many levels:
Not a cookie, not a cake. They’re bars. I love bars. Maybe that’s my Midwestern roots talking where bringing a pan of bars to church basement Bingo games was part of my childhood.
Both white and dark chocolate are used.
Peanut Butter is used. As is plenty of butter. Never a bad thing.
Sugar is involved. Combining butter, sugar, and two types of chocolate really just means success in the end.
Move over No Bake Nutter Butter Special K Bars with Chocolate Frosting
There’s a new sheriff in town bar in town and she’s called Blondie.