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Peanut Butter Toffee Topped Blondies

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These peanut butter toffee topped blondies are the perfect addition to your cookie platter. Sweet, soft and full and peanut butter flavor. 

Peanut Butter Toffee Topped Blondies by Nutmeg Nanny

I spend a lot of time perusing Tastespotting and Foodgawker. Occasionally one of those sites will accept my pictures and a smile will magically appear on my face 🙂  Oh when I say “occasionally” I’m usually referring to Tastespotting on that one.  I think Foodgawker has it out for me. My acceptance rate with them is something like 5 in 36. It’s a blow to the self esteem let me tell you. I once read a post by a fellow blogger, Peabody, who had the same issue but in reverse. Tastespotting seemed to be the one doing the denying. I think she said it best when she wrote “I feel like I am the nerd girl desperately trying to get to sit at the cool table in junior high. Tastespotting is my cool table.”  Although in my case Foodgawker is my cool table.  Anyone else ever feel like this?

This has very little to do with my post except I found my inspiration for this dessert from a lovely picture I saw on Tastespotting from The Urban Baker.  I decided to take part of her recipe and pair it with a peanut butter blondie recipe I saw on the fantastic blog My Kitchen Addiction. With everything combined I made one of my new favorite desserts. It was peanut butter heaven! Enjoy!!!

Also I asked you all to let me know any recipes you would like to see on my site so here is my new list of things to post for this upcoming year:
– Ice Cream
– Fish Recipe (That is going to be hard for me but I can do it!)
– Cake of any kind
– Banana Bread Variations
– Seafood Recipe
– Tiramisu (I should have done this through Daring Bakers but I was lazy)
– Cinnamon Rolls
– St. Patty’s Day Recipes (Coming Soon!)
– Recipe Comparison – Bobby Flay Throwdown Style
– Cinnamon Bun Cheesecake
– Flan
– Giant Coconut Cake

Peanut Butter Toffee Topped Blondies by Nutmeg Nanny

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Peanut Butter Toffee Topped Blondies

These peanut butter toffee topped blondies are the perfect addition to your cookie platter. Sweet, soft and full and peanut butter flavor.

Yield: 9x13 pan

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

For Bars:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For Topping:

  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped heath bits

Directions:

For Bars:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch by 13-inch pan and set aside.

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from the heat, and stir in the peanut butter. Allow to cool while combining the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt – in a large mixing bowl.

Add the eggs, one at a time, to the brown sugar and peanut butter mixture, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared dry ingredients, and stir to create a thick, smooth batter.

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, spreading the batter evenly to the edges of the pan.

Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan then add topping.

For Topping:
In a small saucepan over medium heat and melt chips and the cream until smooth. Drizzle the mixture over cooled blondies then spread out with knife. Sprinkle with heath bar.

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Winnie

Tuesday 9th of March 2010

These look great! I have the same problem with FG- they've accepted few of my photos. I have better luck with tastespotting, but lately both seem to be rejecting me (well, my photos anyway). I like your blog a lot and will be back again!

Reeni

Tuesday 9th of March 2010

I gave up on FoodGawker and Tastespotting a long time ago. I got mad and said *&%* them! I should try again though since I have a new camera now. I put mine on Photograzing - they aren't as picky. These blondies rock! Love the topping!

Amanda

Tuesday 9th of March 2010

Oh yes, definitely. I think we all feel that way :) Tastespotting is my cool table as FG accepts me more often :)

Love this recipe, looks so fab!

Hey are you on my Food Bloggers Discussion List? If not we would love to have you! Email me amanda AT amandascookin.com

5 Star Foodie

Monday 8th of March 2010

Scrumptious! I love the toffee topping on those blondies!

Jen

Monday 8th of March 2010

Oh wow, I won!

I agree with you about FG. I get denied by them all.the.time. These bars look great!

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