Peanut Butter Blondie Bars

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Sam Merritt


  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened, 2 sticks
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 oz premium dark chocolate melted (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line 13x9 pan with parchment paper or with foil sprayed lightly with no-stick spray.
  • In KitchenAid or with electric hand mixer, cream together butter and peanut butter.
  • Beat in sugars until well-combined.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  • Stir in vanilla extract.
  • In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Gradually, on low speed, add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, pausing occasionally to scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Add milk and stir until combined.
  • Spread batter into prepared ban and bake on 350F for 25-28 minutes (toothpick inserted in center should come back mostly dry with only a few crumbs)
  • Allow to cool completely
  • Cut and brush with melted chocolate, if desired.