Recipe - White Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies

I've been trying to eat healthy but when it's time to get rid of kitchen ingredients like white chocolate and peanut butter, it's a bit hard to do that. Of course, Duc has no problem with my being "forced by situation" to bake something with peanut butter in it. He gladly welcomed these white chocolate peanut butter blondies I scraped together for a small dinner with two other friends. I tweaked the recipe from here to create this decadent dessert.

Step 1: Ingredients (yields 8" x 8" pan)
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour (may use all-purpose but I wanted the illusion of healthiness...)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 7 tbsps butter, unsalted & room temperature
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 to 1/4 cup white chocolate, chopped or miniature chips

Step 2: Prepping the ingredients
In a bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Set aside. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line the bottom only (the sides just need to be greased but not covered) of an 8" x 8" pan with parchment paper to help against the grease that forms. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and peanut butter.

Step 3: Mixing
Once butter and peanut butter mixture is thoroughly creamed and smooth, add in egg, sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Then add in white chocolate and flour mix. When incorporated, spoon into greased pan.

Step 4: Finishing
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until slightly firm. Let cool before slicing. Enjoy!

Photography by Duc Duong.