Peanut Butter M&M Blondies

Many months ago, I made peanut butter cup blondies.  They were incredible, but also left me wondering about other candy possibilities.  The options seem limitless.  Since Peanut Butter M&Ms rank in my top 5 favorite candies, if not top 3 (after Nutrageous and Peanut Butter Cups, of course), Peanut Butter M&M Blondies were a logical progression.

Let’s just say the experiment was a success.  I used a generous helping of M&Ms instead of peanut butter cups.  I also used peanut butter chips to boost the peanut buttery goodness.  The result was dangerous.  Lots of tasty M&Ms in every bite, lots of good peanut butter flavor…yet they still come in around 210 calories.  Gotta love it!

Peanut Butter M&M Blondies
 
Serves: 16 bars
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ brown sugar, packed
  • ½ granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • ⅓ cup natural peanut butter (chunky or creamy)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter M&M candies, divided
  • ¼ cup peanut butter chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir to combine butter, peanut butter, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add peanut butter mixture to flour mixture, stirring until combined (do not over mix).
  5. Fold in ½ cup peanut butter M&Ms and peanut butter chips.
  6. Pour mixture into baking pan and spread to fill pan. Top with remaining ½ cup peanut butter M&Ms, pressing them into the batter.
  7. Bake for 19 minutes, or until set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

 

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Comments

  1. These sound great, I love blondies

  2. I’m amazed that something that looks so amazing can have so few calories. It just about forces me to give it a try. They look so chewy and delicious.

  3. 210 is not bad at all! :)

  4. I love peanut butter anything, these look fantastic!

  5. You had me at Peanut Butter M&M’s! Unfortunately, it would no longer be only 210 calories when I ate the whole batch. :)

  6. I remember when peanut butter M&Ms came out, we thought they were the best thing in the world!

  7. Hooooly cow, yes please! These look so perfectly chewy and moist and mmmmmm. :)

  8. these sound super delicious!!

  9. These blondies have peanut butter chips, peanut butter M & Ms, and peanut butter? Can one have enough peanut butter? I think not! These look amazing!! I am always looking for a new spin on the blondie. Yum! -Kim

  10. Tried your recipe. The blondie turned out with a hard top layer but the inside was still chewy. It was more like a cookie than a cake! I did not put in peanut butter cups and the peanut buttery taste was more than enough.

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