We were invited over to my old roommate’s place for a little holiday dinner before Christmas. We were instructed to bring dessert. I do not bake a lot of desserts so it was a nice excuse to bake something I’d been craving.
These chocolatey, peanut buttery, coconut filled bars were a hit. Thanks to The Kitchen Sink for posting this decadent recipe. Chris had about 6 the first night I baked them. Okay, maybe 8.
I am posting exactly from her site since it’s the holidays!
“Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chunk Blondies
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup unsalted peanuts, finely chopped
1/2 cup flaked coconut
Preheat the oven to 350. Butter and flour a 9-inch square pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk or sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the butter and peanut butter until fluffy. Add the sugar and mix until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. With the mixer running on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
Using a spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the chocolate, peanuts and coconut. Bake the blondies in the center of the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes, or until the blondies have just begun to brown around the edges.
Allow the blondies to cool completely in the pan before cutting.”