Does anyone else feel like blondies are seriously underrated? Don't get me wrong-- brownies are my jam. But blondies are just SO GOOD. They're thick and chewy, and you can make them with just about any flavor combination you want. For this recipe, we're combining two of my favorite things-- peanut butter and Oreos into one delicious bar!
INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING PEANUT BUTTER OREO BLONDIES
If you're drooling like me just thinking about these blondies, it's definitely time to whip up a batch. Here are all the ingredients you need to make these blondies.
• All-purpose flour
• Baking powder
• Unsalted butter
• Peanut butter
• Granulated + brown sugar
• Egg + egg yolk
• Vanilla extract
• Oreo cookies
WHAT KIND OF PEANUT BUTTER SHOULD I USE?
For these blondies, I recommend using a peanut butter like Jif or Skippy. I recommend using that, or a similar peanut butter. I have not tried this recipe using natural peanut butter, so they may turn our differently using it. Additionally, you can use smooth or crunchy peanut butter!
MAKING PEANUT BUTTER OREO BLONDIES
PREPARE YOUR PAN & OVEN
The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x9 baking pan and line it with parchment paper, if desired. Using parchment paper is obviously optional, but I love using it because it makes removing the blondies from the pan so easy.
PREPARE YOUR BLONDIE BATTER
In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Whisk until everything is combined really well.
Next, sift in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until all floury bits are gone and the batter has formed. Be sure not to over mix your batter. Lastly, fold in the chopped Oreo cookies.
BAKING THE BLONDIES
Dump the blondie batter into the prepared baking pan and spread into an even layer. Top with more Oreo chunks (optional). Pop into the preheated oven and bake for 30-32 minutes.
TIPS FOR THE BEST BLONDIES
These blondies are pretty simple to throw together, but here are just a few tips to get you the best blondies possible!
• Don't over bake them! It is definitely better to under bake your blondies than to over bake them. When they're baked for too long, they can brown too much and become a bit dry or hard. When they're done baking, they should still be a little soft in the center, but will firm up once they cool.
• Allow them to cool before cutting. Blondies and brownies can be a little finicky to cut into bar while warm. They can stick to the knife and break apart. Allowing them to cool completely will help you achieve clean, perfect slices.
• Don't skimp on the Oreos. Less is more does not apply for these blondies. Topping the blondies with more chopped Oreo cookies before baking is an optional step, but is something that I highly recommend doing to make sure you get Oreo cookie in every bite!