Candy-Bar-Topped Peanut Butter Blondies

These Peanut Butter Blondies are unthinkably delicious, super easy to make and they are the perfect excuse to bake when you have extra candy on your hands.

Are any of you cursing the leftover Halloween candy sitting in your house like I am? Candy is impossible for me to ignore. And we have a ton left over. I am talking bags and bags who have spawned smaller baby bags. I've been thinking up ways to get rid of said candy and I plan to incorporate it bit by bit into a handful of recipes to give away. And eat, of course. If you are finding yourself in the same predicament, please join me in my halloween-candy-must-go efforts. You will LOVE these Candy-Bar-Topped Peanut Butter Blondies. Mmmmm-MMMM!

Not only do you get a delicious recipe from me today, but I have partnered up with Thrive Market to give you a FREE jar of Justin's Classic Peanut Butter! Go ahead, check the ingredients: dry roasted peanuts, and palm fruit oil—that’s it, people! Say goodbye to unnatural additives like artery-clogging hydrogenated oils, and hello to a creamy nut butter with a one-of-a-kind grind. If you peek at the label on other brands, you'll see that sugar, salt, corn syrup and hydrogenated vegetable oils are commonly listed. Not here! Don't you love that? This is some good stuff, my friends. Don't pass up this chance to score a jar of your own!

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

Justin's Classic Peanut Butter was given me by Thrive Market. All opinions are my own.

Candy Bar Topped Peanut Butter Blondies

This is a great way to use up Halloween candy!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Nov 4, 2016

Serves: 9

Total time: 40 min

PB-Blondies"

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Justin's Classic Peanut Butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped candy bars
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a square baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well and set aside. In a large bowl, combine sugar, butter, peanut butter, egg and vanilla. Mix until creamy.
  3. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and press down evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and immediately top with candy bar pieces. Allow to cool, cut into squares and serve!