Peanut butter blondies are chewy, gooey, and full of creamy buttery flavor! These blondies in particular also have bananas and chocolate chips mixed in so they’ll satisfy any sort of sweet tooth craving you have!
Why I Love These Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies
Somehow I wound up with a ton of ripe bananas, and instead of going for the classic chocolate chip banana bread, I went a little sweeter! These peanut butter blondies don’t stop at creamy peanut butter – they have the flavor of bananas subtly peaking through, along with tons of chocolate chips folded in! You can’t go wrong with this delicious dessert!
These blondies have a brown sugar and vanilla base (as opposed to brownies‘ cocoa/chocolate base) and then have tons of goodness added in for flavor and texture. The bananas add extra moisture, while the peanut butter contributes creaminess and nutty undertones! Of course, the chocolate chips are the part that satisfies your chocolate craving.
Next time you need to brighten your day, whip up a batch of these peanut butter blondies. These soft and chewy bars – alongside a cup of coffee or tea – are sure to make any day feel like a good day!
Ingredients for Banana Chocolate Chip Blondies
I’m sorry to say that you probably have all of these ingredients on hand, which means you have no choice but to make them right now. I don’t make the rules!
I would recommend using very ripe bananas for the best flavor and consistency, but if you have fresh bananas and you simply can’t wait…I wouldn’t blame you.
- Brown sugar
- Peanut Butter – creamy
- Baking Powder
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
How to Make Peanut Butter Blondies
Step 1: Preheat
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Make Creamed Mixture
In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, banana peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla until it’s all just combined.
Step 3: Complete Batter
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients together well, and then add it to the creamed mixture. Combine them both until everything is moistened and then you can stir in the chocolate chips.
Step 4: Bake
Spread the batter into a greased 13×9 baking pan and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the blondies to cool before cutting them into bars.
Pro Tip: Keep baking closer to the 18-minute mark if you like gooey bars!
Both are chewy, gooey, and delicious desserts. The big difference is that blondies use brown sugar and vanilla to get the base of their yummy flavor and brownies use cocoa powder for their chocolatey taste.
You definitely want a blondie to be cooked through because it’s not safe to eat them raw, but they’re best when they’re still gooey in the middle! Look for when the edges are a little hardened while the middle is soft and chewy. To achieve this delicious balance of texture, poke a fork or toothpick in the middle of the blondie and when it comes out wet, but with nothing on it, that’s the best time to take it out to cool.
Store them in an airtight container for about a week. You can also wrap them up in plastic wrap and then put them in an airtight container to store in the freezer for a couple of months. Defrost them by leaving them in the fridge overnight or heating them up in the microwave.
More Recipes To Try
- Skillet Blondie with Bourbon Caramel Pecans
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- Peanut Butter Caramel Brownies
- S’more Brownies
Banana Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 banana mashed
- 1/4 cup peanut butter I used creamy
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, banana, peanut butter, eggs and vanilla just until combined.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well and add to creamed mixture. Combine just until moistened and stir in chocolate chips.
- Spread into a greased 13×9 inch baking pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool before cutting into bars.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes cookbook.