This year’s Super Bowl was a let down. Same team. Same quarterback. Sixth Super Bowl Ring. Wait, am I even allowed to say Super Bowl? Maybe I need to say “The Big Game?” A low scoring game with little action. The half time show was controversial. In the end, the reviews were mixed. We got to witness Adam Levine rip off his shirt (thus exposing his nipple) and hear lots of bleeped out rap lyrics.
The saving grace was the buffet, thank goodness for friends who know how to make good food. We feasted on delicious dips (including buffalo chicken dip and taco tray https://www.johnniesinc.com/web/2014/04/soft-beef-tacos-and-taco-tray/), steamed shrimp and these fantastic pickles wrapped with ham and stuffed with cream cheese. Something new that I might need to try.
My contribution…….dessert, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies. I know that I have already shared a knee buckling, life changing recipe for small batch chocolate brownies. https://www.johnniesinc.com/web/2018/05/small-batch-brownies/ But this recipe for blondies is really, really good.
Don’t ask me to pick between the two. Do yourself a favor and make both.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies
1 Stick (4 ounces) Butter, softened
2/3 cup crunchy or smooth Peanut Butter
3/4 cup packed Light Brown Sugar
2/3 cup Sugar
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 1/4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2/3 cup Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 9 square baking dish.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy. Add the vanilla, then beat in the eggs one at a time, waiting until the first is incorporated before adding the second. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Turn off the mixer before adding the four mixture, then beat until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spread the batter into the prepared dish and bake until the outside is golden on the edges but the center is still soft and gooey. About 40-45 minutes. It may seem undercooked but it will set up as it cools. Cool in the pan and serve warm.
*To the best of my ability, I have tried to indicate all ingredients, products and equipment that are available at Johnnies in Bold Print.
Recipe found and adapted from Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings Hungry For More Cookbook.