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Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blondie Recipe

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blondies. Enough Said.

If you haven't yet gobbled up every last peanut butter cup from your Halloween candy stash, listen up. Normally we wouldn't bother fussing with perfection — eaten out of hand, Reese's iconic candy is near-unbeatable — but, here it's worth making an exception.

First, chop them up into little nuggets of peanut butter-chocolate bliss. (Be kind to yourself and chop one extra for snacking.) Next, fold the whole lot into salty, butter-rich blondie batter, and let it all marry under the oven's heat.

Let them cool, then slice the slab of blondies into bite-size pieces. Chewy, tender, and salty-sweet, these darlings won't last long; you've been warned.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

Reese Peanut Butter Cup Blondie Recipe

Ingredients

16 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more, room temperature, for pan
1 cup (8 ounces) packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups (10 ounces) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
8 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with butter; line pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and sugars until smooth. Whisk in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and salt; stir just until moistened. Fold in about 3/4 of the chopped peanut butter cups.
  3. Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth top. Arrange the remaining peanut butter cups on top of dough.
  4. Bake until top of blondies are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Set pan on a wire rack and let cool completely. Using parchment overhang, lift cake from pan and transfer to a cutting board; cut into 16 squares. To store, keep in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 2 days.

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Nicole Perry
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CHERYLSIMMONS35996 CHERYLSIMMONS35996 2 years
Talk about MMM GOOD!
Kristen15018739 Kristen15018739 2 years
I noticed there is no baking soda or baking powder listed. Is that correct? I hope so because I just put the pan in the oven. Please say yes!
jessvogel85 jessvogel85 6 years
Baking these this weekend. I have everything but the parchement paper. Can't wait!
hfxshopgirl hfxshopgirl 6 years
made these with left over halloween treats, so good! i used rp and pb cups, so it looked festive and was delicious!
sunkissed27 sunkissed27 6 years
I made these for today's office potluck... Gone in a second! This is a great recipe. They were sooo delicious! But I will tell you...I felt preeetttyyy guilty when I was whipping 2 sticks of butter with 1 1/2 cups of sugar!!! Lol how does Paula Dean do it?!
reeshie reeshie 6 years
I've already made three batches. Sooo good. Thanks for the recipe!
garrick garrick 6 years
These look sinfully delicious.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 6 years
I must make these and mail them immediately to my niece at University...these look like the perfect study break food, and PB cups are her absolute fave. Do you think these blondies will survive being mailed across country and still be fairly fresh, if I send them Priority?
kayamate kayamate 6 years
3 things: 1. chrstne -- your comment is the best. i feel ya on that. 2. party -- your bars do look better than the originals! 3. finnlover (and others who don't want to or can't buy pb cups) -- you can make your own pb cups at home with three ingredients: peanut butter, powdered sugar, and chocolate chips/chunks. start by mixing the pb and powdered sugar together. at first, the mixture will be sticky. keep mixing until it gets un-sticky. you may have to keep adding powdered sugar until the consistency is right. then, shape the mixture into tsp-sized balls. melt the chocolate and dip the balls in one-by-one, put them on a foil-covered cookie sheet, and freeze them. there you go -- homemade (and probably healthier) pb cups.
cupcake_ cupcake_ 6 years
These look amazing!! I am visiting my parents for the weekend and my mom and I are going to make this this afternoon :)
lauren lauren 6 years
To die for! Can't wait!!!!!
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 6 years
Another yummy treat that I need to make and freeze until I have my baby. Gestational diabetes is just a pain in my junk food eating.
ThePinkFlower ThePinkFlower 6 years
Oh my gosh...love at first bite!
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
Ooooooooo...YUM. Must...make. Reese's peanut butter cup is v. loved by the whole family! :D
courtneyd courtneyd 6 years
Ah, I forgot to add, your version looks sooooo much yummier than the Everyday Food photo with Reese's Pieces.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Ha, when I saw that it was from Everyday Food, I thought "The ones I saw on Everyday Food were blondies with Reese's Pieces on top, weren't they?"...then I saw that you subbed in Reese's PB cups. They look delicious!!
courtneyd courtneyd 6 years
Oh you're evil Party. These look so good there's no way I'm going to be able to resist making them, then eating all of them. I ran out over my lunch break and bought some Reese's cups, and Heath Bars as well. I'm going to do half-and-half since my husband doesn't like peanut butter. Of course, he'll eat one and I'll eat the rest!
burningphoenix burningphoenix 6 years
This looks so good!!!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 6 years
Looks like an item that you can't eat just one of......so don't make them just for yourself!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years
missyd - That's because they only sell them at one specialty store here and they're imported from the USA.
PartySister PartySister 6 years
These were good - I had them for breakfast!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
I just drooled on my keyboard. These look sooooo yummy!! I am definetely making them for my birthday next week. There's my excuse to indulge >) And Partysugar, yours look so much more delicious than the original.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
Yum, I know what I'm doing tomorrow.
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