Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies
1 C unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 C creamy peanut butter
2 large eggs plus 1 large yolk
1 T pure vanilla extract
2 C flour
1 1/2 C semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon salt (I used Celtic grey sea salt or try Kosher salt for a more salt-forward flavor)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13x9x2 baking pan with the butter wrappers from the recipe, then line bottom of pan with parchment paper and butter parchment. I did all of that when I usually just spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray. The bars did pop right out of the pan so maybe it was worth the work.
Beat together butter and sugar until mixture is light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in peanut butter until incorporated. Beat in whole eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla. Reduce speed of mixer to low to blend in flour. Stir in chocolate chips. And now taste the batter for salt. I used a heaping 1/2 tsp of salt because my batter was very sweet. Your peanut butter might be saltier, so taste the batter and add the salt if needed. Just try not to eat all the batter!
Bake in 350 degree oven until golden and tester comes out clean with some crumbs sticking to it, about 40-45 minutes.
|creamed butter, sugar and peanut butter mixing in|