Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies

We are having a bake sale today at work to raise money for Elisa and Nathan: An adorable couple from Brooklyn who were each recently diagnosed with stage 3 and 4 cancer within days of each other. Not only are they battling cancer together, they are raising an 18 month old daughter. If you’re interested in their story, or want to donate money, you can read here: Friends of Nathan and Elisa

For the bake sale, I knew that no one would buy anything too unhealthy but I didn’t want to go crazy on the butter and sugar so I made blondies that have a little bit of healthy in them and a whole lot of rich, sweet, chocolatey heaven. My boyfriend said that this was my most successful baking feat yet…And I have a feeling I’ll sell out quickly today!

Ingredients
1/3 cup organic cane sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup organic butter or ghee (clarified butter)
1 egg
1/3 cup natural peanut butter peanut butter (I used crunchy which added texture)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 package semisweet chocolate chips (I use a brand that is sweetened with fruit juice to avoid extra refined sugar)

Directions:
– Preheat oven to 350
-In a large bowl, mix butter with sugar and brown sugar until smooth
-Beat in the egg, peanut butter, vanilla, and blend
-In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, and oats
-Slowly add to wet ingredients while continuously mixing
-Stir in chocolate chips
-Spread dough evenly in a buttered 8-inch square baking pan
-Bake for 25 to 30 minutes (or until golden brown at the edges)
-Cool for 10 minutes, then cut into pieces

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  1. AMy said:

    Decided to give these a whirl to see how they were, and omg, DELICIOUS!!!

    3.30.11 · Reply