I bought a bag of Valentine’s Day colored M&Ms the other day. How should I have fun with them? (Aside from eating them by the handful.) Well, chocolate is best friends with peanut butter so let’s have a party with the two flavors!
I made these super thick and chewy peanut butter blondies and coated them with chocolate and M&Ms.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Dipped Blondies Recipe
(Makes 16 bars)
- 2/3 cup butter (roughly 1 stick and 3 tablespoons)
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup 2% milk
- 1 and 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- About 1 cup milk chocolate M&Ms
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease an 8 x 8 baking pan and set it aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter, dark brown sugar, and white sugar.
- Mix in the peanut butter.
- Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract. Set the wet ingredients aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
- Stir half of the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients.
- Stir in the milk.
- Stir in the remaining half of the dry ingredients.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake it for about 47 minutes or until a tester inserted comes out clean.
- Allow the blondies to cool completely.
- Once cooled, cut them into sixteen 1 x 4 inch pieces.
- Freeze the blondies until they are hard. (The harder they are the easier it is to handle them when you dip them in the melted chocolate.)
- Once you a ready to coat the blondies in chocolate, melt the semi sweet chocolate chips. (I melted them in a double boiler on the stove.)
- For each blondie, “paint on” the melted chocolate with a spatula so it is half way up each bar. Let the excess chocolate drip off and then place it onto a silicon mat or parchment paper to dry.
- While the chocolate is still warm, sprinkle the M&Ms on top.
Store in an air tight container at room temperature or in a freezer friendly bag in the freezer.
I love making bar cookies because they’re super duper quick and easy to whip up.
Blondie bars are made with all or mostly brown sugar (as opposed to white sugar), which makes them chewy and caramel-y. However, these are no ordinary blondies. They are loaded with peanut butter!
Sure, I could have left them alone as delicious peanut butter blondies because they are so yummy as is. However, I did promise you a peanut butter and chocolate party so let the good times roll! 😉
Peanut butter + chocolate = awesome. Need I say more? I mean if you’re a peanut butter lover and a chocolate lover then I seriously doubt I need to explain why these rule. 😉
Of course, you can swap out these holiday M&Ms for other M&M colors or you can use sprinkles or Reese’s Pieces to reinforce the peanut butter thing or any kind of candy your kids like or no candy at all or pretzels or whatever else you like stuck in chocolate. Really there is no limit to the flavors and the decorative potential here.
Which end would you eat first? I save the chocolate side for last. My husband said he would eat the end with the goodies first so he has a handle that isn’t a mess. 🙂
Source of Peanut Butter Chocolate Dipped Blondies: Tina’s Chic Corner
Peanut Butter Blondie base adapted from: Taste of Home
Here are some of my other favorite peanut butter and chocolate combinations.
Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Poppers
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Chocolate dipped blondies….how genius! I love how you rolled these in m&ms too! So cute. 😀
Thanks Sarah! 🙂
Love that you dipped these in chocolate because who doesn’t want some more chocolate in their life? Great job!
That’s what I’m talking about! 🙂
Love blondies! I never thought of putting PB in them or dippng them in chocolate! So creative! I’d probably save the chocolate side for last 🙂
Blondies + peanut butter = crazy good! Can’t wait to make other goodies with that recipe. 🙂
I could totally eat an entire jar of peanut butter by myself. So these? Yes. I’d say YES! “super thick and chewy peanut butter blondies” I mean, why not??? Right?
I have to keep the peanut butter jar on the top shelf, out of reach unless I get a chair, because I’ll eat the whole jar and have none to bake with!
You’ve got a trifecta of deliciousness here! Blondies, peanut butter, and a bag of m&m…yum!
Trifecta of deliciousness…love that. 🙂 Thank you!
Chocolate dipped blondies alone would be wonderful, but I love that they’re loaded with peanut butter! (Seriously, SO MUCH PEANUT BUTTER!) Serious LOVE over here. Pinned!
If you love peanut butter like me then I know you’ll love these. 🙂 Thank you for pinning!
Delicious! I never would have thought to coat blondies in chocolate, but it looks phenomenal!
Thanks so much! 🙂
The way you cut these are so fun! The mnms are so cute and dipping it in chocolate? Genius.
I love the sound of a peanut butter blondie! I think I would save the chocolate end for last but your husband’s answer totally makes sense! So practical!
Hehe. I have the perfect solution…eat one, one way, then eat a 2nd the other way. 😉 I’m not even sure why I thought of this but it was the first thing I thought of when I was taste testing them. Lol!
This is such a cute idea for Valentine’s Day. I am pretty sure we would devour these in no time!
Thanks so much! I appreciate you stopping by. 🙂
Great way to use those Valentine M and M’s. Gorgeous photos and I pinned this one on recipes I want to try. Have a super weekend.
Thank you kindly! I hope you love them just as much as we do. 🙂
Wow, these look so good! I really want to try the recipe 🙂
These blondies are so cute Tina! I love that you dipped them into chocolate and the M&M’s are such a pretty touch and so perfect for Valentine’s Day 🙂
Thanks so much Kelly! 🙂
Oh man…dipping the blondes in chocolate?? Genius! They couldn’t get any better! 🙂
I agree! 🙂
What a fun Valentine’s Day treat!
I love the holiday m&ms! They turn any restive instantly festive. This blondes look AMAZING! I would eat these plain, but that chocolate dip just takes them to a new level! Yum!
Thanks so much! I’ll admit that I was super tempted to leave them without the chocolate because they are seriously amazing as is. But I had to go the extra mile with the chocolate in honor of Valentine’s Day…and because I do love me some chocolate. 🙂
I love that these blondies are served in stick form! And contain my favorite PB+chocolate flavor combo.
Coolio! Thanks, my friend. 🙂
They look really good Tina! I’m sure my kids would stick close by while I was making these!
Haha. Thanks! 🙂
These look so perfect for Valentine’s Day. I’ll take 2 please! One for each hand : )
Haha, 1 for each hand…love that!
Wow, these look so good Tina! Love the combo and my kids would love them too! Pinning!
Awesome! Thanks. 🙂
Blondies are one of my all time favorite desserts! These look fabulous! So happy you link up over at Saturday Night Fever! Pinned!
Blondies are definitely a good one! Thanks for pinning! I always love being a part of Sat Night Fever link party. 🙂