Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Blondies

Kelli Thomas Recipe

By Kelli Thomas kelli1

20 bars
10 Min
30 Min

Yum. The rich taste of peanut butter with Reese's Pieces candies. I dare you to try to eat only one.

We are a household of peanut butter lovers. Entire jars of peanut butter have been known to go missing in a week and my 3 year old refers to the jar of Jif as "my peanut butter." My husband puts peanut butter on his pancakes- no joke. Needless to say, these bars never last very long. These bars would also be good with chocolate chips in place of the candies as well.

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1 1/2 c
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 c
light brown sugar
4 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
peanut butter (your preference, creamy or crunchy)
12 oz
reese's pieces (i think it's about 12 oz. i use a little over 3/4's of a 15 oz bag)

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13 x 9 pan. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until combined. Add the eggs, vanilla, and peanut butter.
Stir the flour in by hand. Then fold in the Reese's Pieces. (Note: the original recipe calls for a 12 oz bag of mini Reese's Pieces, but I cannot find those at the store, so I just use regular Reese's Pieces).
Spoon into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Hashtags: #brownies, #bars

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Theresa Overton Treeissaved
Nov 28, 2012
Kelli, these look wonderful. I am looking for a recipe that I grew up with. We had them often in school. I believe that they were called Peanut Butter Bars. The looks of this one seems to be the same minus the Reese's pieces. I think I will try it without them to see how close it is. I tried for years to find them and have come close but just not exact... Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. :)
Kelli Thomas kelli1
Nov 29, 2012
I hope you like them. They are especially yummy right out of the oven or zapped in the microwave later for about 10 seconds. ;)
Asheley Yogerst Asheley_Yogerst
Nov 16, 2013
can you make this recipe into cookies? If you can does any of the amount of ingedients change or the bake time?
Kelli Thomas kelli1
Nov 16, 2013
Hi Ashley, I don't know if it would work like cookies or not as I've never tried it.
mary Elfmann msmaree00
Jan 28, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
mary Elfmann msmaree00
Jan 28, 2014
Love these bars, very easy to make! I made two pans, but had only one bag of Reese's candy. So I used one cup Reese's and one cup chocolate chips.... Turned out great! Thx for recipe!