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Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

When I was thinking about this recipe I kept oscillating between calling them blondies and calling them cookie bars which led me to wonder what is the difference between the two? As far as I can tell both call for similar ratios of sugar and flour but; dear reader - please do enlighten me if there is a technical difference out there.

Anyway, these to me are blondies and blondies jam packed with peanut butter, Reese's Pieces peanut butter cups and chocolate chips. I was inspired by the brilliant peanut butter blondies from Sally's Baking Addiction. The absence of cocoa powder in blondies means that they are not as rich as their brownie counterpart even with the peanut butter which gives the blondies a nutty, moist depth.

I made these blondies for my best friend's 25th birthday - not that you need any excuse to make them - but boy did they go down a charm!

When baking blondies (and brownies too) it can be quite easy to overdo them as they continue to cook as they cool. To see if they are almost ready, insert a toothpick or skewer into the batter. It should have crumbs sticking to it as opposed to batter. I like my blondies on the slightly underdone side as the gooeyness is just something else!

The great thing about blondies is that they are really versatile - I've added in peanut butter and Reese's Pieces peanut butter cups but you could add in nuts, caramel, white or dark chocolate - there's so much scope for experimentation.  The world is your blondie!

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