Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Blondies
I was looking through my photos from last fall to see if there was anything that I made or did that I might want to share here, and I came across this picture of the Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Blondies that I made for my cousin’s “Harvest Housewarming” party last October.
I love these because 1. They are peanut butter, and 2. They have Reese’s Pieces, which are not only delicious, but are also a great color assortment for Fall! You can pretty much add Reese’s Pieces to any dessert to make it festive for Autumn! Sprinkle them on the top of brownies, use them in place of chocolate chips in cookies, and how pretty would they look all around the edge of a peanut butter pie or cheesecake? The perfect fall candy!
I was excited to share the recipe with you, but then I realized that I only had one, and somewhat two pictures to share. See them on the back of the table at my cousin’s magazine worthy party?
So, I thought, that just won’t do. Looks like I will have to make (and devour) them again! Poor me, right? Luckily we had an upcoming hayride planned with our mommy group, so it was the perfect opportunity to bring them along, and not eat the entire pan myself!
I didn’t realize how many store brand products I buy until I looked at this picture, what can I say, I’m cheap. So far I’ve heard no complaints 😉 .
Start off by preheating your oven to 350 and preparing a 13×9 baking pan with cooking spray.
In a separate bowl combine your flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the mixture of dry ingredients into your peanut butter batter and mix until combined.
Gently stir in 1 cup of Reese’s Pieces.
Press batter into your prepared 13×9 baking pan. This batter will be more the consistency of cookie dough, rather than a brownie batter, so use a rubber spatula to press it into the bottom of your pan.
Before putting them in the oven, I like to take 1/4 cup of Reese’s Pieces and sprinkle them on top of the blondies. Press them down slightly so that they stick to the batter. This makes for a nice display once they are cooked and cut into squares.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. My edges browned a little more than I would have liked, so keep an eye on yours toward the end.
Once cooled, cut into squares and serve. I like to sprinkle the last 1/4 cup of Reese’s Pieces on top of the platter as well for added color.
Ellie decided that she wasn’t going to nap the day that I made these, so she literally laid across the kitchen counter and snuck Reese’s Pieces the ENTIRE time. Who could blame her!
Hope you guys give these a try for a festive Autumn dessert, or who am I kidding, for any time of the year!
1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare 13×9 pan with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar and the softened butter. Once combined, add in the peanut butter, the two 2 eggs and the vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
4. Slowly add the dry ingredient mixture into the peanut butter batter and mix until combined.
5. Gently stir in 1 cup of Reese’s Pieces.
6. Use rubber spatula to press the batter into your prepared baking pan.
7. Sprinkle a 1/4 cup of Reese’s Pieces on top pressing them gently into the batter.
8. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
9. Once cooled, cut into squares, top with remaining Reese’s Pieces and serve.