Sunday, December 1, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Butterfinger Blondies

So, I know that the title of this post suggests that I just tossed everything in my kitchen into a dessert. That assumption isn't too far off, honestly.

I was making desserts for Friendsgiving - including this delicious pie - and decided to get creative. I started with this basic recipe from Serious Eats and modified it to suit what I had available. Feel free to do the same.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Butterfinger Blondies
inspired by Serious Eats

Cooking spray
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
8 miniature chocolate bars, chopped (I used Hershey's Special Dark)
8 miniature Butterfinger bars, crushed

Preheat oven to 375. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper, allowing ends to hang over sides. Lightly spray with cooking spray.

Microwave butter in large bowl on low power in 30 second intervals until it's just starting to melt. Stir in brown sugar and salt until combined. Stir in peanut butter, then egg and vanilla. Add flour and baking soda, and stir until combined. Stir in chocolate bars.

Spread into pan and smooth top. Sprinkle with crushed Butterfingers, creating an even layer across the top of the batter.

Bake until golden and just set, approximately 25 minutes. Let cool in pan for an hour. Lift blondies out of pan and slice.

Makes 16.

Here's a not-so-great photo of the blondies.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Butterfinger Blondies

Oh, and here's that pie I mentioned, for good measure.

Pumpkin pecan cranberry pie

This post is part of the Hey Love Designs Monthly Pinterest Challenge. I had both of these recipes on my Pinterest boards (here and here) just waiting to be tried. Here's hoping that this challenge will inspire me to try some new things and post on this blog more regularly!

I do have a few recipes saved up for the holidays, so I'll try to get those up soon too.
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