137.2…Peanut Butter M&M Blondies

Besides the Sugar Bomb Bars, I also made Peanut Butter M&M Blondies this past weekend for my family.

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I love making bars because you just dump everything into a pan and bake it. These bars were so easy…no big electrical equipment needed.

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Peanut Butter M&M Blondies

Recipe Courtesy The Gonzo Gourmet

1 stick unsalted butter
2 cups brown sugar
½ cup creamy peanut butter
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate M&M’s

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar and remove from heat. Stir in the peanut butter and set aside to cool.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. Beat the eggs and vanilla into the peanut butter mixture.
  5. Fold the flour mixture into the saucepan, stir to combine. The batter will be thick.
  6. Spread into a greased 9×13” pan, using your hands if necessary to spread the batter evenly throughout the pan.
  7. Top the batter with the M&Ms, lightly pressing each into the batter.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the dough is lightly browned and a fork inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

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Last night’s dinner was leftover turkey chili that my sister in law made this past weekend. I added shredded cheddar, chopped onions and a dollop of sour cream.

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It was really good! I will have to get the recipe and make this! I served it with some cornbread I pulled out of the freezer.

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Great dinner! And easy too. :)

Breakfast this morning was pineapple Chobani, Coconut-Sour Cherry Granola, strawberries and blackberries.

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I took the kids to school and went to a couple of school meetings/events. I ran some errands and then met some friends at Urban Plates for lunch. I LOVE this place. It’s only the second time I’ve been and I was quite excited. Last time I ordered the Grilled Wild Ono Nicoise Salad. I wanted to try a different salad this time.

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I ordered the  Farm Stand Turkey Cobb: lettuce blend, pure & hormone free turkey breast,organic tomatoes, bacon, avocado, onion, organic hard boiled cage-free egg, bleu cheese, seasonal sprouts, buttermilk dill dressing. AND the fabulous grilled foccacia bread! Best bread ever. Order the salad just for the bread. :)

I picked my daughter up from school and now I need to pick up my son and take him to his dentist appointment. An exciting afternoon, I tell ya! :)

Cookies or bars? Which do you prefer to make?


  1. That is a tough decision but I might have to go with bars because they are usually soft and chewy!


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