Let’s make these chewy peanut butter blondies with lots of peanut butter and chocolate chips! They are super easy to make and come out really soft and yummy. These bars take only 5 minutes to mix together in one mixing bowl. In under 30 minutes, they are ready to be devoured!

If you’re a lover of peanut butter like me, you’ll definitely want to try this irresistible recipe for ooey gooey peanut butter blondies. Trust me, they’re so tempting!

Peanut butter blondies.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These peanut butter blondies are quick and easy to make.
  • This recipe requires only one mixing bowl and 5 minutes to prepare.
  • The chocolate peanut butter combination is classic and flavorful!
  • They are soft and gooey.
  • Top with sliced peanut butter cups as soon as they come out of the oven! They become melty and gooey.
  • These bars are great for any occasion.
  • This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, egg free, and refined sugar free.
  • Check out this Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies for another delicious dessert!

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for these peanut butter blondies. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredients list and instructions.

First, use melted coconut oil or melted vegan butter. If you are not vegan, regular butter works well too.

Coconut sugar is an all natural sweetener. It adds a delicious flavor! If needed, replace with brown sugar.

Use all natural creamy peanut butter made from only peanuts and salt. Do not use brands with added oil or sugar.

Vanilla extract adds warmth.

Almond milk helps thin out the batter. Any type of milk can be used.

If you are gluten free like I am, use gluten free flour. This recipe can also be made with all purpose flour.

Baking soda helps these bars rise slightly.

Lastly, stir in dark chocolate chips and sliced peanut butter cups! Reserve a few for garnish.

Ingredients for peanut butter blondies.

Taste & Texture

These peanut butter blondies taste like chocolate and peanut butter! They are rich, decadent, and just sweet enough.

These vegan gluten free bars are thick, a little dense, soft, and gooey. The chocolate topping is melted and creamy!

How to Make

Step 1

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted coconut oil and coconut sugar. Stir together.

Coconut sugar with coconut oil.

Step 3

Then, add in the creamy peanut butter, vanilla, and almond milk. Stir together.

Creamy brown mixture.

Step 4

Next, add in the gluten free flour and baking soda. Stir until combined.

Thick blondie batter.

Step 5

Fold in the dark chocolate chips and cut up peanut butter cups. Reserve a few peanut butter cups for after baking. The dough will be pretty thick.

Chocolate chip blonde batter.

Step 6

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Smooth into an even layer.

Square pan with batter.

Step 7

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Peanut butter cup bars.

Step 8

Lastly, remove from the oven. Garnish with extra peanut butter cups and chocolate chips. After cooling for 10 minutes, slice and serve!

Sliced peanut butter bars.

Expert Tips & Tricks

Follow these tips and tricks to make the best peanut butter blondies.

First, use all natural creamy peanut butter. This has a much better flavor and texture than brands with added oil or sugar.

The blondie dough will be pretty thick.

Do not bake too long. They should be a little soft and gooey in the middle.

Top with extra chocolate chips and peanut butter cups as soon as they come out of the oven.

Close up of peanut butter blondies.

How to Serve & Store

Serve these peanut butter blondies warm and gooey! Top with a little extra peanut butter for a decadent dessert.

For the ultimate dessert, serve with vegan ice cream!

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature.

If needed, freeze for longer storage. Thaw before eating.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are peanut butter blondies?

Peanut butter blondies are similar to regular blondies, but they are made with peanut butter!

Can I use regular peanut butter?

I do not recommend using regular peanut butter if possible. It is a little too sweet and thick.

Are there supposed to be eggs in this recipe?

No! This recipe is meant to be vegan as written.

What is the difference between a blondie and a brownie?

The main difference between a blondie and a brownie is that a blondie typically lacks cocoa powder, resulting in a lighter color and a richer, caramel-like flavor. Brownies have a chocolate base.

Are blondies meant to be gooey in the middle?

Yes, blondies are meant to be gooey and soft in the middle!

Equipment Needed

Hand Mixer: You can mix this by hand or use this small hand mixer.

Pre-Cut Parchment Paper Sheets: Line your pan with parchment paper for easy removal.

Pyrex 3 Glass Mixing Bowls: These mixing bowls are great for making peanut butter blondies.

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Close up of chocolate chip bars.

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These peanut butter blondies are ultra gooey, thick, rich, and decadent! The chocolate and peanut butter combination is classic and so delicious. These bars take only 30 minutes from start to finish!
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Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted coconut oil and coconut sugar. Stir together.
  • Then, add in the creamy peanut butter, vanilla, and almond milk. Stir together.
  • Next, add in the gluten free flour and baking soda. Stir until combined.
  • Fold in the dark chocolate chips and cut up peanut butter cups. Reserve a few peanut butter cups for after baking. The dough will be pretty thick.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Smooth into an even layer.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Finally, remove from the oven. Garnish with extra peanut butter cups and chocolate chips. After cooling for 10 minutes, slice and serve!

Notes

  • If desired, replace the melted coconut oil with melted vegan butter.  If you are not vegan, feel free to use regular butter.
  • Feel free to replace the coconut sugar with brown sugar.
  • Use all natural creamy peanut butter made from only peanuts and salt.
  • If you are not gluten free, all purpose flour works well too.
  • The dough will be pretty thick.
  • Do not bake too long.  These bars really only need about 20 minutes.
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Calories: 279kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 0.1mg, Sodium: 221mg, Potassium: 85mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 0.003mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 2mg

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