If you like peanut butter my Peanut Butter Cup Blondies are the dessert for you! I doubled your pleasure with peanut butter in the batter and in the candies. This is one tasty treat!
Ugh y’all. I run before daylight in the mornings. About a year ago, I was running and this armadillo, you know they can’t see so I guess he heard me coming, started crossing the road in front of me. I was hoping and praying it would cross the street before I got to him. Dang thing turn and started running along side me. Like, it was a few feet away, but it was right there, scared the crap out of me. My legs got so week I thought I’d fall before I got passed him. All I could think was he was going to get spooked and bite my legs!
So after that I got a flashlight/taser combo to carry. Like, I hope I never get close enough to taser anything, but it makes me feel better. And this morning, not another armadillo but a yucky opossum crossed a few feet in front of me. I first thought it was a cat, which I hate too but they would not have been as scary. I was so close I could hear it’s claws on the pavement over my music! Uggggh, I still get chills thinking about it.
I have to deal with this kind of thing if I go early and if I go later in the day I have to dodge cars. I don’t want to do that. I was bumped by a car in college. I really wanted to fall to the ground like I was hurt badly so I could get money and to go out on, but I’m way to honest to pull that off.
Apologies to talking about wild animals on my pretty little Peanut Butter Cup Blondies dessert post. I literally just got in from said run and it’s all that I can think about.
So Peanut Butter Cup Blondies, Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread bars, Caramel Apple Pecan Bars, and Fresh Strawberry Cobbler are some of the reasons why I run. And, to be honest, all of these are worth the extra steps to burn off.
Sometimes I like making bars instead of the laborious task of scooping cookies and cooking batch after batch. With blondies or pan cookies, you just pop all the dough in at once and you’re done. I like that bars stay gooey and don’t dry out as fast. Plus, there’s no need to chill the dough. You’ll find this is a huge benefit when both boys need treats the same day. #beenthere Then you get cut as big of a piece as you want and say, ‘I just had one cookie!’ #winner
I used a basic peanut butter cookie dough batter for this pan cookie then sprinkle Reese’s mini over the top. You can substitute M&M’s, Rolos, chopped candy bars, or any candy of your choice. You’ll want to use the same quantity as the minis.
Peanut Butter Cup Blondies
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup butter margarine may be substituted
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter flavored peanut butter may be added if it pairs well with the minis
- 2 large eggs
- 1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 2 cups Reese's minis
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
- Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray or line with waxed paper or foil leaving edges over-hanging.*
- In the bowl of a mixture, cream shortening, butter (or margarine), brown sugar, granulated sugar, and peanut butter until smooth.
- Beat in eggs one at a time.
- In another bowl, combine flour, soda and salt. Stir into creamed mixture.
- Mix in oats and peanut butter cups until just combined.
- Spread into a well-greased 9x13 inch pan. I prefer a light-colored metal or glass pan.
- Cook 20 to 22 minutes at 350 degrees F. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
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