Yesterday was Mr. How Sweet’s favorite day of the year – Derby Day.

It was also one of my favorite days – mint julep day.

 

Unfortunately, Mr. How Sweet didn’t pick the winning horse.

Fortunately, I was 3 mint julep’s deep before I noticed that he bet perfectly good money that I could buy shoes with.

 

I made these blondies before I had a mint julep. Thank goodness.

We were meeting up with Caitlin, Abby, Jordan, and Ashley after watching the Derby, and I thought they’d be the perfect treat.

I can’t help but think that these blondies taste just like the chocolate chip cookie pie I made a few months ago, but in bar form.

I snuck a few bites before packing them up for the party, and they were really delicious.

 

It was like a giant chocolate chip cookie topped with fluffy, peanut butter frosting.

The picture doesn’t do it justice, but the bars were a good 2 inches thick.

Totally sinful.

 

Chocolate Chip Blondies

blondies from Simply Recipes

1 cup of butter, melted
2 cup of dark brown sugar (I used light brown)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
Pinch of salt
2 cups of all-purpose flour

1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and melted butter until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla.

Combine dry ingredients together, and whisk into the batter. Fold in chocolate chips.

Spread evenly in an 9 X 9 pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes.

 

Peanut Butter Frosting

3/4 stick butter, softened

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

2-3 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1-2 tablespoons milk

Cream butter and peanut butter. Add sugar gradually. Add vanilla. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.

 

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55 Responses to “Peanut Butter Frosted Chocolate Chip Blondies.”

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    Diana — May 2, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    These look amazing! Yum.

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    Angela (ohsheglows) — May 2, 2010 @ 10:05 am

    WOW these look incredible. I disagree, I think the pictures do them justice…haha.

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    Jil — May 2, 2010 @ 10:26 am

    Umm, amazing!

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    Gabriela (froyolover) — May 2, 2010 @ 10:29 am

    Two words: HOLY MOLY!
    One more:
    YUUUUUUUM.
    ;)
    Brazilian XOXO´s,
    Gabriela

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    homecookedem — May 2, 2010 @ 11:05 am

    These look lip smackin’ good!! :)

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    Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries — May 2, 2010 @ 11:06 am

    Mmmm I can never decide which I like better, blondies or brownies. These look amazing though!

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    Pam — May 2, 2010 @ 11:17 am

    Oh my gosh, these look awesome!!!!

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    pen — May 2, 2010 @ 11:37 am

    all i can say is holy yum. i am going to have to try these!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — May 2, 2010 @ 11:58 am

    “mint julep day”…. :)

    These look FANTASTIC!!!

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — May 2, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

    These are making me want to move to Pittsburgh. For real.

    Or at least make the two hour drive for a visit :-)

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    eileensideways — May 2, 2010 @ 12:07 pm

    oh.my.goodness. can’t wait to make them!

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    Heather @ Side of Sneakers — May 2, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

    I love the idea of peanut butter in the frosting. Yummm!

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    That looks sinfully delicious. :)

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    Mara @ What's For Dinner? — May 2, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

    Need my address? I’d love a batch of these :)

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    Lisa — May 2, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

    oh my – these look AMAZING!

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    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — May 2, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

    You had me at peanut butter frosted! Good grief these look amazing. Sorry about the shoe money! He will have to make it up to you some how!

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    Katherine — May 2, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

    you make the best patterns in your foods. the texture on that icing looks incredible
    Katherine

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    Nicole @ Making Good Choices — May 2, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

    I wish I lived by you so I could have had one…and met up with you all too!! haha I am about to make your peanut butter brownies….very excited!

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    Nicole, RD — May 2, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    YUM! Those look fantastic, as always! Your comment the other day was so flattering! I LOVE your recipes! I save them EVERY DAY! Keep it up! I love’em! And you :)

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    The Candid RD — May 2, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

    Blondies are my FAVORITE dessert, other than wedding cake of course. These look fabulous. I know what you mean, how the pictures don’t do them justice. They seriously taste like heaven, but heck I bet your are better than any I’ve ever had!

    My dad didn’t pick the winner either. He told me if he won he would by Nick and I a new TV. DARN IT!

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] — May 2, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

    Dang, girl. Nothing’s missing in this recipe. Holy yum!

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    One Healthy Apple — May 2, 2010 @ 5:51 pm

    Yep, I have to say the pictures are good enough for me. I have to try a mint julep just to say I had one now!

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    Katrina — May 2, 2010 @ 6:43 pm

    Blondie AND brownie posts within days?? I think I love you.

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — May 2, 2010 @ 7:10 pm

    I always know when I visit you slightly hungry I am gonna leave ravenous. These blondies with PB are sure looking grand. Did u lick the pan??

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    Camille — May 2, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

    Those look incredible!
    I made your Ooey Gooey Fudgey Brownies yesterday and sent them to work with my boyfriend yesterday. When I stopped by his work today I was told that I make the world’s greatest brownies… so thank you! :)

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    Jenn (j3nn.net) — May 2, 2010 @ 9:03 pm

    Ah, blondieeeeeeees! The inverted brownie, LOL. YUM!!!!! :D

    Jenn

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    sophia — May 2, 2010 @ 9:13 pm

    Oh no! Jessica, you know I love you, but why ruin the lovely PB-frosted blondies with chocolate chips? Aaaah! >__<

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — May 2, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

    amazing. the blondies and that frosting!

    but even more so, that you’re posting on the weekends. Aside from my fri nite give away and the highlights post, i am taking 1 weekend day off. officially. last weekend and this one, and it’s been great. and honestly, if i could take the highlights and skip them i would. but they get great views. sigh.

    xoxo

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    Notifier — May 3, 2010 @ 1:29 am

    Just as an info … I think the link / url behind “Caitlin” seems to be wrong … I get a site with “search results” …

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    • Jessica — May 3rd, 2010 @ 4:03 am

      You are correct – thanks so much! Fixed it now.

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    Susan — May 3, 2010 @ 4:49 am

    I don’t think I can make these. They will never make it from the pan to the hands of others. My mouth will most definitely get in the way!!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — May 3, 2010 @ 5:46 am

    you had me at pb frosted…yum!

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    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — May 3, 2010 @ 6:08 am

    hahaha you crack me up!!! pb frosting?! if and WHEN we meet…I hope to try one of your sweets!! these look so moist and doughy, thats my FAVORITE!

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    Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie — May 3, 2010 @ 6:11 am

    The peanut butter frosting looks really good!

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    Erin — May 3, 2010 @ 7:49 am

    My husband saw this and asked, “Why are we not eating that RIGHT NOW?” I pointed to your picture and said, “Because YOU are not married to HER!” Oh my goodness, if I only had the energy to try all of your recipes! We are going for the asiago salmon and carrot cake cookies this weekend to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. LOVE YOUR BLOG!

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    • Jessica — May 3rd, 2010 @ 7:51 am

      Thanks so much! :) Let me know how it all turns out!

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    Cait (Cait's Plate) — May 3, 2010 @ 8:16 am

    OH. MY. GOODNESS! Those are HEAVENLY!! I MUST make those asap!! Thanks for the recipe and love the site! :D

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    april — May 3, 2010 @ 8:48 am

    Oh gosh.. heaven!! I’ve never actually had a blondie but I used to make these peanut butter bars back in the day that look similar.. only problem was I could never stop at one! That is, if there was any batter left over :D

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    Eunice — May 3, 2010 @ 9:23 am

    You’ve given me a million recipe ideas, Jessica. Thank you so much. These look positively sinful, and I’m all about sinning. Thanks again!

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    Crystal — May 3, 2010 @ 11:56 am

    Can we say DELISH??

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    Valerie — May 3, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

    Oh my! Looks like I’ll definitely be making these for Mother’s Day. YUM! Thanks for the recipe.

    Love love love the blog.

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    Regan — May 3, 2010 @ 5:47 pm

    Okay… so I need insulin after looking at these *evil grin* but boy do they look yum-e!

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — May 3, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

    Yum! Everything’s better with frosting, right? I think I gain about 2 pounds every time I read your blog!

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    Melissa — May 6, 2010 @ 5:13 am

    Not only do I want this Brownie…but now I’m kinda craving a Mint Julep. Yes it is 8:15 am on a Thursday morning. Maybe Mint Juleps will become the new Mimosas?!?!

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    Liz — May 25, 2010 @ 7:48 am

    my frosting did not turn out like that. what did I do wrong?

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    Tricia — November 15, 2010 @ 8:14 pm

    I made these. Everyone– EVERYONE– loved them! They were gone in one day. I definitely need to make them again soon, so I can have more for myself :o)

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    • Jessica — November 15th, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

      So glad you guys liked them!

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    EmmaKate — September 21, 2011 @ 12:43 am

    I just made these and they taste fantastic, however my peanut butter frosting doesn’t seem to be as light and fluffy as yours do in the picture. Did you use an electric beater or something to mix the frosting? Maybe I just need to spend more time perfecting it, I’m sure my household wouldn’t mind!

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    Bianca — July 27, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    Hi…I love your website!!amazing recipes!!!!I was wondering for this recipe can i make it in a 13×9 pan??I couldnt find a 9×9 at the store..But i really want to make this for an upcoming bbq this sunday..please let me know if that size pan would work..thank you!!!

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    Sae — November 30, 2012 @ 3:33 am

    My kids and I just did this!!! It was so fun. They loved it. We danced to The Wiggles: Shaky Shaky and Shake Your Sillies Out while miknag the butter!Your ideas are always sooooo much fun and my kids and I have done most (if not all) your great fall/halloween ideas. My kids’ favorite…the eyeballs. They have to have eyes on everything!!!

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