Salted Peanut Blondies

Salted Peanut Blondies | Butter Baking

The weather is gloomy today.

It’s the kind of day where the sky looks like it really, really wants to rain, and a few drops may fall here and there, but it just doesn’t manage a full shower.

The clouds are low and heavy, very grey, and a storm is probably brewing.

Salted Peanut Blondies | Butter Baking

To me, all of this means a home day, wrapped up in a beautiful warm knit, reading magazines, and baking.

This kind of weather is just perfect for baking.

Salted Peanut Blondies | Butter Baking

So today I’ve got salted peanut blondies for you.

And you’ll want to bake these, because these bars were super popular with all my taste testers.

Salted Peanut Blondies | Butter Baking

Funnily, even though there’s no peanut butter in them, or any peanuts actually inside the dough (they’re just sprinkled on top) these babies taste just like chewy peanut butter blondies. Yum! X

Salted Peanut Blondies | Butter Baking

  • 170G unsalted butter, softened (6 oz, ¾ cup)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup salted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt, extra, for sprinkling
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and grease and line a 9 x 13 inch pan with baking paper.
  2. Using a stand mixer, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating between each addition.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder and salt, and mix on a low speed until incorporated.
  5. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  6. Spread the batter into the prepared pan, then sprinkle the peanuts and sea salt evenly over the dough.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes, until lightly golden and crisp around the edges.
  8. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.
  9. Makes 24 blondes.
  10. Happy baking!

Adapted from Valerie Gordon’s Sweet.

18 Thoughts on “Salted Peanut Blondies

  1. Natasha on March 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm said:

    Those look delicious – i am loving salted peanut right now – never thought of putting it in blondies! x

  2. OMG I have to try this :__)

  3. These look salty-sweet wonderful, Natasha! Who would have thought that peanuts could look so pretty on top of a bar?! We have been having constant record breaking low temperatures and more than our fair share of show. Every day feels like a baking day! These are going on the list. :) Pinned.

  4. I love the texture of putting peanuts and chocolate bits in blondies, so yummy!

  5. I have to bake these blondies, they look so heavenly :)

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  7. Alison on April 5, 2014 at 3:01 am said:

    I made these bars this morning and I was very disappointed. They turned out nothing like your pictures. I was wondering if maybe the amount of flour you have listed is incorrect or possibly the amount of brown sugar? It’s like the ratio of brown sugar to flour is off. The whole pan is almost like caramelized. I weigh all of my ingredients on a scale, so I know the amounts that I put in were spot on. I just had to ask you because these turned out so bad. Thanks for any input you might have.

    • Hi Alison! Im so so sorry, you’re right! I just checked the recipe and it said “1 cups flour”. It even said “cups”! But it is supposed to be two :-( I have adjusted it now and I’m sorry again, hope you enjoy these the way they are supposed to be :-)

      • Alison on April 15, 2014 at 12:05 am said:

        Hi Natasha! I really appreciate that you checked that out. As it turns out, my husband and son thought these were awesome with only one cup of flour! They looked awful, but tasted great! I will be remaking again with the added flour though just to see how different they turn out. I love your website and all the different recipes you have, especially the Nutella recipes. Thanks again!

        • Thanks for letting me know Alison. Haha at least they enjoyed them! Maybe try them with 3/4 the flour and you’ll have some delicious bars halfway in-between! :-)

  8. Crystal on April 26, 2014 at 5:51 pm said:

    Hi Natasha :)

    I intend to make these for my friends, but most of them are allergic to peanuts :(
    Do you think that doing away with the sprinkled peanuts would make it a lot less appetizing?

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