Peanut Butter Blondies with Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds

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We survived through the first food coma of the year and are quickly rolling around to the next (and my favorite!!). Christmas is especially my favorite holiday because that means I get to bake non-stop without looking like a crazy person. I’ll just look like I’m caught up in the holiday cheer!

What’s even better is that my friends over at Oh Nuts are on top of the upcoming season and sent me some goods to get my baking started. I love that you can choose your specific color of chocolate covered sunflower seeds or go for an assortment, like I chose to. Next time, I’ll go for the holiday assortment to really kick my Christmas baking up a notch. Not only do they taste good, they make desserts look extravagant!

As for these bars, I had to bake them twice in a week since my DB devoured the first batch. I left a good chunk of the pan at home for pictures and asked my DB if he wanted me to leave any to eat. He replied, “Nope! I don’t want any. I won’t eat anything.” When I came home from work, they were all gone and I was picture-less. The first thought that came through my mind was, “My blog! I have to blog about everything I make! How am I going to blog about these?!” So there I was, making them again, two nights in a row. Ohhhh the life of a food blogger.

It’s okay, though…. the both times that I made these bars, they disappeared within 24 hours. That’s gotta mean something, right? Recipe from Lindsey Yeo.

Peanut Butter Blondies with Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup toppings (I used semisweet chocolate chips and chocolate covered sunflower seeds from OhNuts!)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8″ square pan with foil.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the butter, sugar, and peanut butter. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Gradually incorporate the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. Spread batter in the pan and sprinkle toppings evenly over the top and press down a bit. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
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