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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!

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

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 alongside 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 its 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. However, if I go later in the day I have to dodge cars. I

Apologies for 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.

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

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

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

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

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

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!
Author: Paula
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Servings: 24



  • 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.


If you pan to take the bars somewhere and need pretty cut bars, leave the edges of the foil or waxed paper over-hanging. Use this over-hang as handles to remove the bars when cool. For clean-cut bars, don't cut until cold. Better still is to refrigerate and cut while they're still cold. I used Peanut butter Co.'s The Bee's Knees in this recipe. It's a peanut butter with honey. Substitute even amounts of M&Ms, Rolos, chopped candy bars, or other candy of your choice for the minis.© All images & content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words, or link back to this post for the recipe.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I had been planning on making blondies with the leftover Reese’s Minis I had from Halloween. And then I just kept putting it off. I ran across your post and it was the kick in the pants I needed to get them made. And they were delicious!!!

  2. I sometimes see wildlife when I’m out running, like turkeys. I get scared every time. Lol.
    I’m in love with these blondies. Totally can’t go wrong with anything involving peanut butter cups. 🙂
    Have a happy new year!!

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