Blondies Vs Brownies

It makes me crazy when I read things that don’t make sense. For example, when I see recipes that try to pass themselves off as something they clearly are not, my brain screams! I know it’s a silly thing, but that’s just part of what makes me delightfully quirky.

So here we are face to face with the blondie vs. brownie debate. For the record, chocolate is what makes a brownie a brownie. If it doesn’t have chocolate it is not a brownie. It’s a blondie. Everyone clear on this? Good.

And the difference between blondies/brownies as opposed to cookies and cakes is that cookies are made from a dough and cakes are made from batters. And blondies and brownies are made from something kind of in between a dough and a batter. Everyone still following along? Perfect.

Since today is National Blonde Brownie Day, I’m taking issue with the name and declaring it incorrect! It’s just confusing. So to be very clear, I am sharing my recipe for Peanut Butter Chip Blondies. Not brownies. These are super easy to make. Feel free to swap out the peanut butter chips and peanuts if you are not a fan. No matter how you dress them up – they are delicious!

Peanut Butter Chip Blondies

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 1/4 cup white sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups flour

1 – 10 oz package peanut butter chips

1 cup peanuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 pan with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray. Combine melted butter with sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Then add flour and salt and thoroughly mix. Stir in peanut butter chips. Spread batter in prepared pan and sprinkle with peanuts, lightly pressing them on top. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick comes out slightly gooey. Do not overbake. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan by lifting aluminum foil. Cut into squares. Store in airtight container.

Leave a Reply