Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies are chewy-gooey cookie bars, and are seriously the best. These are simple to make, don’t require a mixer, and are done in just 40 minutes or less!

Overhead shot of sliced gooey blondies.

When it comes to chocolate chip cookies vs peanut butter cookies, I’m a toss-up. I love them BOTH. So when you mix them together, I’m pretty much in heaven. GAAAHHH. But instead of making actual cookies, you press the dough into an 8×8 baking dish, and you get this.

  • thick
  • chewy-gooey
  • chocolate chip
  • peanut buttery
  • melt-in-your-mouth
  • blondies!

I’m all in. And get this. They are EASIER than making actual cookies! No mixer required, and using parchment paper makes it simple to get them out of the dish.

My hand holding two chocolate chip peanut butter blondies.

I adapted my Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe to make this one.

  • Cut the recipe in half.
  • Melted the butter instead of creaming it.
  • Used brown sugar instead of a combo.
  • Added peanut butter.
  • Used regular chocolate chips instead of dark chocolate chunks.
  • And of course, pressed the dough into an 8×8 pan.

You can adapt this recipe too.

  • Use different candies. Instead of chocolate chips, use butterscotch, peanut butter, nuts, or dark chocolate chunks.
  • Instead of crunchy peanut butter, use creamy for a smoother texture.
  • Tailor it to a holiday and add colored m&ms that match the event.
  • Make an even larger batch by doubling this one. Just change the serving size in the actual recipe.
A bowl of the wet ingredients.
The cookie dough with chocolate chips on top.
The blondies after removing from pan.

Make ahead tip: Prep the cookie dough the day before, and then just press into the baking dish when ready to bake. Makes dessert quick and easy!

Freezing tip: You can freeze the dough for up to three months. Just remove and press into pan when softened.

My hubby likes things gooey, so I often times under-bake the cookies just a tad. But if you aren’t into the gooey, just bake longer. You may want to cover the dish for part of the baking time to keep the tops from getting too brown.

Thank you for following along, friends! 😀

Closeup on blondie squares.

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Make these cookies next: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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Overhead shot of sliced gooey blondies.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies are chewy-gooey cookie bars, and are seriously the best. These are simple to make, don’t require a mixer, and are done in just 40 minutes or less!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip peanut butter blondies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 blondies
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter – melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter – or use creamy peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips – plus more for the top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, melt butter. Add peanut butter and stir well. Then add brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla, and mix again.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Pour into wet ingredients, and stir until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish, spreading evenly. Top with some extra chocolate chips and bake for approximately 25 – 30 minutes, or until bars are just done in the center.
  • Remove from oven. Let cool and then cut into 12 equal pieces.

Notes

  1. Using parchment paper in the baking dish makes it easy to remove the blondies from the pan. Just lift them out and slice.
  2. If you like gooier blondies, bake for less. If you like them firmer, baking longer. You may want to cover the tops for part of the baking time.
  3. You can adapt the mix-ins for this recipe. Use different chips, or nuts, or m&ms, etc. You can also use a crunchy peanut butter or other nut butter.
  4. Tailor these for the holidays and use colored m&ms to match the event.
Make ahead tip: Prep the cookie dough the day before, and then just press into the baking dish when ready to bake. Makes dessert quick and easy!
Freezing tip: You can freeze the dough for up to three months. Just remove and press into pan when softened.

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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35 Comments

  1. Do you know the conversion to grams?

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I’m sorry but I do not.

  2. My southern Mama said this the best dessert she’s ever had. She’s the best cook in our family! Absolutely delicious and so easy to make!!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Aww, that is super sweet of her to say! Thank you for your feedback!

  3. Christine says:

    These are the bomb!! They are so easy to make and absolutely delicious and moist! I doubled the recipe to make a 13×9 painful and they disappeared quickly!!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Christine! We love these blondies too! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

  4. I made this, it was really great, thanks!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      So glad you enjoyed them, Melissa!

  5. One word: WOW!!! Just made these and I had to have a piece once it was warm enough to eat. I made this recipe gluten free friendly (substituted oat flour and added one teaspoon of xanthan gum) I also used half chocolate chips and the other half was Reese’s pieces chips. Needless to say, they came out perfect. Had it with a glass of milk and I was a very happy camper 🙂 thank you for such an amazing recipe, A+!!!!!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Vanessa! I’m so happy you enjoyed these blondies. Thanks so much for your feedback! 🙂

  6. Stacey Glenn says:

    Made these last weekend for my niece. YUM. Thx for the recipe! I made them gooey this time – will likely bake longer next time.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      You’re very welcome, Stacey! I’m glad you enjoyed the blondies!

  7. My sister loves peanut butter so I wanted to make her something for her birthday. I came across this recipe and I’m glad I did! These are AMAZING!!! I’m actually making another batch right now. I had to have some for myself. Tgank you fir sharing this. They are super easy to make

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Meagan! I’m so glad you enjoyed the blondies. Thanks so much for letting me know! 🙂

  8. Genius recipe and one of the best things I’ve ever baked in my life. I’m making a a second (double) batch, and going to wrap them up and give to friends as a Valentine’s gift. Thank you for this! ♥️ 🎁 💥

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thank you Ricky! Enjoy! 🙂

  9. These were perfect! I used peanut butter AND chocolate chips.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Sounds amazing, Lelia! So glad you enjoyed these. 🙂

  10. Elizabeth Montgomery says:

    Boyfriend loved them and had second helpings! I offered to share them with his neighbors and he was reluctant because he wanted them all for himself! LOL

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Ha! I’m glad he liked them, Elizabeth. 🙂

  11. Yummy! Made it in a ceramic pie plate as my 8×8” pan was occupied.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      That works too! Thanks for your feedback, Ann! 🙂

  12. These were delicious and so easy to make! I made them for my Mother’s Day BBQ today and they were a hit. Definitely recommend leaving them gooey.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Lindsay! Thanks so much for your feedback. I vote for gooey too!

  13. This was ABSOLUTELY delicious. My whole family loved these blondies, so much so that I’m going to double the recipe the next time I make them. They’re great when they first cool off, but to me they tasted even better after they sat overnight. They got chewier and the peanut butter flavor really shone through. Thank you!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Madison! I’m so glad that the blondies were a hit with your family! Great idea on doubling it. You can never go wrong with these! 🙂

  14. Hi Sue, will this recipe work with natural peanut butter?

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Cynthia. I haven’t tested these blondies with natural peanut butter, but I’d say it’s worth a try. Let me know how it turns out! 🙂

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thanks Karly!

  15. Looks so delicious! I love chocolate and peanut butter together!

  16. Amazing! If you like gooey, take advantage of the tip and under cook slightly. The best!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      It IS the bomb. I like gooey too!

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