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Peanut Butter Reese’s Cup Blondies

Thick, gooey peanut butter blondies loaded with mini Reese’s peanut butter cups.

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Peanut buttahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nothing kicks a wicked hankering for something sweet quite like peanut butter.

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This peanut butter blondie combines peanut butter in two different forms, creamy peanut butter from the jar and mini Reese’s peanut butter cups (and lots of ‘em).

Double the peanut butter. Double the fun. Double the deliciousness.

These thick, dense peanut butter blondies were the outcome of a fierce craving for peanut butter. A craving so strong, even my go-to method of eating peanut butter by the spoonful straight from the jar couldn’t cure.

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I hastily grabbed a bowl and the essential ingredients for blondies and got to whisking.

Thirty minutes later, rich, dense, gooey peanut butter blondies were born. After 10 minutes of impatient pacing while they cooled so I could pop them out of the pan, peanut butter blondies were enjoyed.

And all is right with the world.
Peanut Butter Reese's Cup Blondies | www.themessybakerblog.com Fact: A recipe that requires only one bowl is the best kind of recipe.

Fact: I’m lazy. When you’re mixing up a batch of blondies at 9 o’clock at night because your brain is a selfish nag that won’t quit until it gets what it wants, you try to use the least amount of dishes possible because there’s no way you’re going to spend all night scrubbing.

Fact: One peanut butter blondie just isn’t enough. Prepare to eat two.

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The peanut butter base combined with the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups is enough to kick your craving for a few hours.

Peanut Butter Reese's Cup Blondies

Thick, gooey peanut butter blondies loaded with mini Reese’s peanut butter cups.

Yield: 10 blondies

Total Time: 25 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1/4 cup unsalted  butter, melted

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 (8-ounce bag) mini Reese’s peanut butter cups

mini chocolate chips for topping (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick baking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar until combined. Whisk in egg, yolk, and vanilla extract until combined.

Add flour, salt, and baking powder. With a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir until thoroughly combined.

Fold in mini peanut butter cups.

Fill each tin 3/4 full with batter. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

Cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes. Go around each cup with a butter knife or off-set spatula to loosen the blondies from the pan. Gently pop each blondie from its cup and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container or bag for up to 5 days.

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34 Responses to “Peanut Butter Reese’s Cup Blondies”

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    shannon — April 8, 2014 at 7:36 am

    i feel like these would satisfy any craving for anything: because PEANUT BUTTER. also, one bowl? always makes things more awesome.

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:30 am

      I completely agree, Shannon. Peanut butter for the win!

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    Laura Dembowski — April 8, 2014 at 8:40 am

    If I had to make anything at 9 at night or in the morning for that matter, I’d probably end up using baking powder instead of flour :). These look awesome! I love that they’re individual.

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:31 am

      Bah! I’ve done that before. Thanks, Laura!

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    Julia — April 8, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Is it weird that I want to give both you and the blondies a hug at the same time? Group hug? If only blondies had arms. I just can’t stand how freaking PERFECT these things look! All moist and peanut buttery on the inside with the crisp on the outside? I’m drooling. You peanut butter me so well, lady…you do indeed!

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:32 am

      We can just sandwich the blondies between us. No arms needed. Thanks, Julia!

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    Miriam @ OvertimeCook — April 8, 2014 at 9:36 am

    These delicious blondies have my name written all over them! And you even made them in mini!

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:32 am

      I like individual desserts. No sharing for this gal :) Thanks, Miriam!

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    [email protected] & Trinkets — April 8, 2014 at 10:26 am

    2? I wanna eat all 10. SO MUCH PEANUT BUTTTER, I’ve died and gone to heaven!

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:33 am

      Handing over the pan. Thanks, Kim!

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    Pam — April 8, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    They look irresistible – my kids would LOVE them!

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:33 am

      Thanks, Pam. These are kid approved.

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    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — April 8, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I love that you immediately whisked up a batch of these when you got the PB craving. These look so good, Jennie. I’ve already smashed my hand into my computer screen a couple of times trying to grab at them. I love your photo styling too – soooooo beautiful.

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:34 am

      My cravings are fierce. There’s no denying my stomach what it wants. Thanks, Nancy!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — April 8, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    I’m only going to say this once (and by once I mean a million&10 times):MOVE TO OHIO (Akron/Cleveland area specifically) !!!!!

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:34 am

      Done!

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    Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled — April 8, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Jennie, I would like a dozen of these blondies PLEASE! These look so delicious, I love peanut butter and I need to make these ASAP! Pinned :)

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:34 am

      Thanks for the pin, Jenn!

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    Rachel — April 9, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Those blondies are all that is right and good with the world. I have no shame about eating baked goods for breakfast–Those would be SO good with my coffee right now!

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:35 am

      I totally agree, Rachel. PB makes the world go round.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 9, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Get out of town, these are amazing, Jennie! I could easily down a dozen!

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Thanks, Georgia!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — April 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Ok, that’s it. I’m making blondies this weekend. NO MATTER WHAT. I’ve been wanting to make them for a while (I’m more of a cook than a phenomenal baker) but these have pushed me to ACTUALLY do it. So so scrumptious looking!

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Do it, Nicole. You won’t regret it–promise!

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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — April 9, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    YUM Jennie! I love cute and miniature desserts like these – I think they always taste better ;) Also, I don’t think I could stop at just two! Pinned :)

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Thanks, Chelsea!

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    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes — April 9, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Umm, yes please! These look so gorgeous. I want a bite (or 8) !!

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Thanks, Jessica!

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    Mary Frances @ The Sweet Tooth Life — April 9, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Fact: I’m about to cave and go whip up a batch of these because peanut butter cravings are kicking in BAD. Or maybe good …
    All I can say is thank goodness someone else understands the need for instant gratification in buttery, nutty, gorgeous little blonde cups!

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:37 am

      I’m all for instant gratification. If that means whipping up a batch of blondies, I’m all for it. Thanks, Mary Frances!

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    Tina Muir — April 10, 2014 at 7:29 am

    You had me at peanut butter….or blondie…..or reeses……or actually any word on its own in that title! YUUUUM! This would be the idea of heaven for my mum! I will have to make them for her! I wanna make them now….but I am trying to cut down on sweets to once a day with my half marathon coming up….I would NOT be able to stick to that with these!

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    • Jennie replied April 10th, 2014 at 8:38 am

      I had to eat one and give the rest away. They weren’t safe around me. I’m so weak when it comes to sweets. Thanks!

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner — April 16, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    You had me at “peanut buttah”! Honestly, I saw those words then all these gorgeous photos, which lead me to drool, and I’ve been instantly sold. :)

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    Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking — November 2, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Oh no. You saw through my PB cup weakness and totally killed it.

    I’mma’ gonna hop, skip and jump to the kitchen tomorrow!

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