February has finally arrived here in Upstate New York. What does that mean? Blonde Brownie Bars. Sorry, I got sidetracked for a minute. It really means cold and blustery winter weather is here. Lucky us, not!
The older I get the less I like the winter months. I’d rather be sunning myself rather than taking a vitamin D supplement, camping in the Pink Paradise, and picking fresh fruits to use in my homemade jams and jellies.
So what do you do when it gets cold and blustery in Upstate New York? You bake. And since Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on us I decided to make a batch of Blonde Brownie Bars loaded with both peanut butter and chocolate chips.
I am planning on making decadent chocolate cupcakes for the big day but I couldn’t pass up making a pan of blonde brownies to get the celebration started.
These bars go great with a glass of milk or under a big scoop of ice cream.
Blonde Brownie Bars With Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||28 minutes|
|Total time||43 minutes|
|Meal type||Dessert, Snack|
|Occasion||Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas|
- 1/2 cup Margarine (Softened)
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Chips
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
- 2-3 tablespoons Milk
|Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 9x11 glass baking dish.|
|Cream butter, eggs, and sugars together. Mix in baking soda, salt, and vanilla.|
|Add in flour until completely mixed.|
|Fold in peanut butter and chocolate chips. Add milk.|
|Bake for about 28 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.|
|Cool and cut into bars.|
If you’re really creative and want to make these Blonde Brownie Bars super festive for Valentine’s Day use a heart cookie cutter to make heart-shaped brownies.
What sweet delight are you whipping up for this Valentine’s Day?