I may be on a peanut butter and chocolate kick.
Can you blame me?
It’s only the best flavor combination out there.
I bought these Cadbury mini chocolate Easter eggs a while back with intentions on making something sweet for the blog. They sat on top of my fridge for over a week while I racked my brain on something awesome to create.
They had to sit on top of the fridge because if they were at eye level, they never would have made it into these blondies.
Then this past weekend I got inspired to use them in these delicious Peanut Butter and Chocolate Egg Blondies, and it’s a good thing I did. I went to reach for them on top of the fridge and realized they had been opened by my husband. He had been secretly sneaking eggs when I wasn’t looking!
Also on top of the fridge was a pack of Peeps.
I had been meaning to make a recipe using them, but alas, I feel that everyone is probably “peeped” out. Plus my kid’s have had their eyes on them since they arrived in our house, so I let them go to town. Obvi- my kids couldn’t wait and tried stealing one mid photo shoot.
These Peanut Butter and Chocolate Egg Blondies are incredibly rich and delicious. Blondies are the lighter (in color) version to their sister – The Brownie. The addition of peanut butter to this almost cookie-like bar pairs perfectly with the sweet chocolate eggs. If you can’t get ahold of the eggs, just use some chocolate morsels or even some M&M’s. Either way, these blondies will seriously rock your sweet tooth.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Egg Blondies
- 8 tbsp 1 stick butter, softened to room temp.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup self rising flour, or 1 cup all purpose flour + 1/4 tsp baking powder + pinch of salt
- 1 cup Mini Chocolate Eggs, or 1 cup chocolate pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Prepare an 8x8 baking pan by lining it with parchment paper or tinfoil, so the paper comes up and over the sides of the pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugars until smooth and creamy. Add in the vanilla and peanut butter and continue to beat until smooth. Mix in the egg, make sure to scrap sides of bowl occasionally.
- Add the self rising flour in 3 batches, stirring in between.
- Fold in the chocolate eggs, and press the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the center of the blondies are set. Let cool on wire rack, use parchment paper to lift blondies out and cut into squares. Enjoy.
These look delicious Shawn and I love you photos! Happy Easter!
Thanks Jaclyn! They’re delicious too! 😉
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
I need a blondie in my life asap!
Haha, thanks Rachel!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
Peanut butter, chocolate and blondies.. there is no better combination!
Here, here! 😉
Those look delicious. And beautiful. And Easter-y. I would like to post this recipe on my facebook page, and also pin it to my board “Recipes I Need to Make”. For facebook, I’ll just (with your permission) put a link to the blog post and also mention I Wash You Dry in the comment section – I won’t put the actual recipe itself on my page. For Pinterest,I know it would link back to you automatically, if I used a photo from your page, but I can mention I Wash You Dry in the comment section of that.
I know there are lots of issues right now on facebook with people either outright stealing recipes, or unwittingly sharing things that don’t have a link back to the original creator. I’m really worried about doing it right. Thanks!
Thanks Lynne! Yes, feel free to share with a link back. That’s awesome – thanks!
Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen
Oh yum, your blondies look so good!
Thanks Rosie! They taste just as good as they look!
These look so yummy!!! And guess what? We are both doing the tyson grilled and ready! Woooo!! Can’t wait to see whaty ou cook up!
Wow! How did you find out who is doing it? Who else is doing it too? That’s awesome! 🙂
Those Cadbury Easter eggs are my kryptonite. I cannot leave them alone! And tucked inside of a blondie? Heaven.
Haha, thanks Dara! It was really hard to leave them alone!
When I first started reading this post Shawn, my first thought was – how on earth did you let a bag of Cadbury chocolate eggs go untouched for a whole week!? I’m not sure I’d have the willpower even if they were out of my sight. 😉 Well worth saving for these beauties though! PS. I’m glad you linked back up to your Guacamole Deviled Eggs – love that idea!
It was hard to not think about them up there. So naturally I was totally miffed when I realized my husband was sneaking them! Haha, but it was all for a good cause! Thanks Jess! 🙂
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
I love your photos Shawn! Especially the ones with your ingredients. So creative! And these blondies, well. Best combo ever!
Aww, thanks Dorothy! 🙂
I. Love. This.!! they are so cute and pretty! Yum!
Thanks Dana! They’re the perfect combination – Cute and Delicious! 😉