Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Blondies

Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Blondies | Vagabond Baker

I thought I’d follow one of my most lusted after posts, {gluten-free} Black Forest Brownies, with a sister recipe!

A Blondie, made with crunchy peanut butter and white chocolate for an incredibly moist and fudgy bar. This baby is also deliciously gluten-free as it uses ground almonds in place of flour.

It took a couple of batches to perfect. The inspiration was also one of the brownies/blondies we bought at the farmers market in Knaresborough, a peanut butter blondie.  I thought I’d have a go at making my own version by altering my usual brownie recipe.

I had a block of white chocolate so I thought I’d add that, as I’m used to using melted chocolate when making brownies. I don’t think the market blondie had white chocolate in it though but I love the taste it gives to these.

I reduced the butter to take into account the peanut butter and also removed an egg for the same reason. This recipe was more a case of instinct over anything else, and it worked.

Oh my, did it work! Mr VB thinks this is the greatest thing I have ever baked!

Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Blondies | Vagabond Baking

Use a light unrefined sugar like muscovado if you can, it gives these blondies a wonderful soft butterscotch flavour. I baked the first batch of these at my default oven setting of 180 C but it was maybe a little high so I dropped it for the second.

You can make this blondie with or without baking powder, I’ve tried both. It makes the blondie a little lighter, I prefered it.

Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Blondies | Vagabond Baker

Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Blondies

25 cm x 20 cm / 9″x 8″ {or similar} brownie tin lined with parchment

oven 170 C / gas 3 / 325 F

  • 165 g {1 & 1/2 sticks} butter
  • 100 g {3 & 1/2 ounces} white chocolate
  • 150 g {1 cup, packed} light muscovado sugar, or light brown sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 200 g {1 cup} crunchy peanut butter
  • small pinch salt, just under 1/8 tsp
  • 110 g {1 cup} ground almonds
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder {optional, use gluten-free baking powder if necessary}

Cut the butter into cubes and place in a saucepan over a low heat. While it’s gently melting, chop the white chocolate into small pieces then stir into the melting butter. Before it has all melted take off the heat and allow it to fully melt.

In a mixing bowl beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract with a whisk then stir in the peanut butter with a spoon. Add the melted butter and white chocolate, don’t worry if the butter has separated from the chocolate, just give it a good stir before you add it. Mix it in well.

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Lastly, mix the baking powder with the ground almonds then stir in to the batter until well-distributed.

Pour into the lined tin and bake for 25 – 30 minutes until golden. An inserted cake tester should come out fairly clean.

This blondie should be very moist and almost fudgy but with more of a cake-y texture than brownie.

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Cool in the tin on a wire rack. Once cooled cut into squares or slices. Devour.

This blondie also makes a delicious dessert, served warm with ice cream.

Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Blondies | Vagabond Baker

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17 Responses

  1. jacqui says:

    forgot to put these in the oven was so busy licking out the bowl !!

  2. The only batch of blondies I have ever made were a complete disaster, and i’ve been afraid to make thrm ever since.. these look so delicious though that I may just have to conquer that fear and whip up a batch! Peanut butter and white chocolate… mmmm…..

    Leah xx

  3. The GIF is so much fun – brings those blondies to life! ~ Kat

  4. jmcvl says:

    How delicious do these sound?! yum x

  5. I use almond flour all the time to bake with and just made almond flour gluten-free brownies myself…still need to post! These look so delicious!! So pretty too!

  6. marthabernie says:

    love those gluten free recipes that use almond flour as the base!

  7. I think I put on five kilos just reading this. So delicious!!!

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