Peanut Butter Oreo Blondies

Dessert.

Peanut Butter Oreo Blondies

It’s been way too long since I’ve made dessert for Pinch of Yum. For me. For anyone. Actually, it’s really been more like one minute if you count those coffee cake muffins as dessert, which I don’t. Here we are at nine days into the new year, and these are already shaping up to be my top dessert of 2013. And I’m shaping up to be out of shape.

Eggs, Butter and Sugar

Salty has been the name of the snack game in the Philippines. Something about it being good for you to eat chips because it helps you retain water? Which definitely SOUNDS chubby, but I don’t know. Considering that the first thing I wanted to do after coming out of sick week was dive headfirst into a bag of chips, it sure feels at least a little healthy. And if you were going to say that you crave vegetables when you come out of sick week, well, you’re lying.

In my heart of hearts, I’m a dessert girl. My dreams are made of pools of chocolate fondue and towers of refrigerated sea salt chocolate toffee bars and gooey peanut butter blondies smothering a layer of Double Stuf Oreos.

I don’t even mind a crooked Oreo layer from time to time.

Peanut Butter Oreo Blondies

Sometimes people ask me if I developed a love of cooking, or, more importantly, eating because of all my cooking experiences growing up. But the truth is, not really. My mom usually made a family favorite for dinner and I rarely helped other than the eating part. On the other hand, baking has always been dear to me. To us. My family. Not in the classically-trained baker way. More in the homemade chocolate chip cookies and weekend brownies and warm banana bread with melted butter and a glass of cold milk kind of way.

Last week my sisters came to visit me in the Philippines and about 30 seconds after they arrived, we all found ourselves elbow-deep in peanut butter blondie batter and covered with Oreo crumbs. This is what we do, friends.

And then we went to one of the most beautiful places in all of the island of Cebu, and took a picture that none of us really feel good about, and then I posted it on my blog. #why

Sisters

And we also ate blondies.

Bjork

That’s what I call a good time.

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Peanut Butter Oreo Blondies
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Serves: 16-24
 
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup soft butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup cream
  • 16-24 Oreo cookies depending on size of pan
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 9-inch square baking dish for thicker bars, or a 9x13 baking dish for thinner bars.
  2. Cream the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, beating until well mixed.
  3. Add the flour and baking powder and mix for less than 1 minute with an electric mixer or stir with a wooden spoon until all flour is incorporated (batter gets tough to work with if you mix it for too long). Add the cream and use electric mixers or wooden spoon to stir until incorporated. Batter should be thick but spreadable.
  4. Spread half the batter in the prepared dish; layer Oreos evenly over the batter; top with remaining half of batter. Bake for 40-50 minutes, depending on the size of your pan (less time for a rectangle, more time for a square) and whether or not you like them to still be a little soft and doughy. I baked mine for 40 minutes or until the edges were browning and the middle was just a little soft. As they cooled, the middle sunk down a little but I loved them that way!
Notes
You could also add a layer of white chocolate chips over the Oreos for something different! My sister liked it better that way - I liked it without.

 

I don’t mean to tell you to eat raw eggs or anything, but batter lovers, these were made for you.

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Comments

  1. I think I’m in love!

  2. Yum! So cute looking. Hope you had fun with your sisters!

  3. Wait, what’s that flying out the window?

    Oh yeah, it’s my waistline ;) These look insanely good!

  4. Definitely sounds like a good time. Nothing better than eating good food with good people. These look so yummy. I don’t even want to have them in my house or I’ll eat the whole batch!

  5. Oh my sweet lord….those look so good. One of my guilty pleasures are Oreos, so much so that I refuse to have them in my house. I seriously think I could not make these or I would eat the entire tin.

  6. Mrs. Herb says:

    This looks PERFECT for my hubby’s bday this weekend. He literally requested something oreo and peanut butter. His suggestion was a cheesecake, but I think these would be even better for a party! Yum!

  7. Peanut butter AND Oreos? Wow. These look too good to be true. I’d eat them all myself I think!

  8. Holy moly, this looks so good!! Thanks for the share :) I’m Filipino and when I was younger I was HOOKED on their salty snacks. I choose not to eat them anymore, but I do admit that it’s a struggle going to Filipino supermarkets with my mom and passing by the snack aisle. Haha!

  9. THESE are the things dreams are made of! I love blondies that are dense and rich and really gooey and stuffing them with an Oreo makes it just that much better. Pinning!

  10. I just found your site and I LOVE it. We have a peanut allergy in the house. But, I bet these would be great with sunflower seed butter too! (We use SunButter.)

  11. Wow……Peanut Butter Blondies sound good all alone, but with Oreo’s too……..yum!!!!

  12. Mmm…these look good. I haven’t made or tried blondies ever in my life but if they taste as good as these look, I really want to change that :)

  13. These look DELICIOUS! I’m a sucker for anything with Oreos. I think deep down it’s because it’s an excuse to buy a pack of Oreos which I would never leave laying around my kitchen otherwise… dangerous.

  14. These look SOOOOO good!

  15. Heaven.

    Hope ya’all had a nice time!

  16. These found simply fabulous! How nice that your sisters could come and visit! I cannot wait to make these bars considering that peanut butter is my all-time favorite ingredient and Oreos don’t fall too far down the list!

  17. Oh man…those are going to make staying away from sugar REALLY tough!

  18. You know, I don’t think I’ve ever actually had a blondie. I’ve always been a brownie girl. I’m a blondie virgin, and I don’t want to be anymore. This is the perfect excuse! (and OREOS!)

  19. Amazing! I think a trip to the store to buy Oreos is in order!

  20. Wow – those are so beautiful! the clarity of your pictures floor me. And what a unique yet utterly delicious flavor combination.

  21. Chrisjuricich says:

    Living in Cebu as you do, you must find the heat to be a problem in the kitchen, should you even plan to make items that require cold butter (tarts) or scones, perhaps. How do you manage?

    • Butter softens in a about 2 seconds on my counter, so that’s nice, and then if I need cold butter to cut into something I cut it and then freeze it for a while. Our freezer is pretty weak anyways, so it just gets super cold, not frozen. I have about 1 minute to work with the “frozen” stuff before it gets soft, so speed is key! :)

  22. Waaaant! These look freaking fabulous!

  23. Oh my goodness. These were made to be pinned. Wow.
    And “#why” had both Eric and I laughing out loud! Enjoy the time with family!

  24. Peanut butter and oreos are so yummy together. These HAVE to be good.

  25. Look wonderful… and think I will use Peanut Butter Oreos! Can never have too much peanut butter!!

  26. sounds easy enough even for a non-baker like me! I’m definitely trying this sometime soon :)

    thanks

  27. I don’t even like Oreos, but I can promise you that I will be making this recipe!!

  28. Whoa. All the best things in one: oreos, blondies and peanut butter!

  29. Mmm… these look tasty! I think I will try this with chocolate chip cookies instead of Oreos, since I don’t like Oreos (I know, who doesn’t like Oreos).

  30. oh my… they look and sound heavenly!

  31. WannabeChef says:

    Hi, we tried this recipe just today after we found your website through a reddit post.
    The blondies turned out great and we are looking forward to try out more of your recipes.
    Your efforts are very much appreciated!

    Greetings from Germany

  32. Lindsey-

    Thoughts on using chunky peanut butter…. maybe 1/2 & half? Would it work?
    Sometimes with the chunky there isn’t as much oil so it can change the ratios…. Dying to make these for the superbowl.

    Thanks!

    -m

    • I spelled your name wrong! Sorry Lindsay.

      • No worries! I would say for sure you could use chunky peanut butter. I am completely infatuated with this really cheapo brand of creamy PB here in the Philippines, it’s so so so good, so I couldn’t bring myself to use anything else for this recipe, but I’ve seen several peanut butter blondie recipes that use chunky. Happy snacking!

  33. What kind of cream?

  34. Delish! I can’t wait to make these! I’m so jealous you’re in Cebu! My husband’s from there and we’re planning to visit soon. Love it there! Thanks for this recipe!

  35. Hi Lindsay,
    My son brought this fabulous dessert over to the house last night after being at a Super Bowl Party that he baked these for. These are absolutely the best new dessert I have ever tasted! Not good for the waistline! Everyone at the party h loved them. They were a real hit! I have been a baker since I was about 10. I would come home from school and get out the ingredients to make homemade cinnamon rolls and bake away. Especially caramel, pecans, butter and brown sugar! Your love of baking is a joy of life! Enjoy and don’t stop! 5 STARS!!

  36. I just made these instead of doing my math homework!! :D They’re awesome, thanks! Your desserts are the best. I made your Mini Fudge Thumbprints around Christmas time too and they were derricious :D Oh your Powered Up Pumpkin Oats are great as well, I made them for my dad and myself this morning! I’ll probably try another one of your recipes later this week too, for a sweet Valentine’s day treat …lol for myself hahahaha :D

  37. I made these for a friend’s birthday and they were sooooooooooo yummy!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    I did not include the white chocolate chips. They were a huge hit with everyone!

  38. Oh my gosh these came out BEAUTIFULLY. I made a couple of changes that I’d like to share though.
    1) I tried using Girl Scout Cookies which turned out wonderfully, although the chocolate on some of them melted a little.
    2) I cut out the white sugar… it was still really sweet.
    3) I used white chocolate peanut butter instead of regular. It tastes great in the brownies.
    4) I omitted the cream also.
    Actually, these came out a bit more like cake than brownies because I didn’t use the cream but they’re literally perfect. To die for. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  39. Hi! I just discovered your site, love the recipes! I do have one question, I am planning on sending a little care package to friends stationed in Guam. How well might this blondies hold for shipping via mail?

    • These ones would be great! Just make sure they get baked really well – I mean, I always underbake, but it seems like if you’re shipping them underbaking might be a tad risky.

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