Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Bars

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Or things that were supposed to be blondies but didn’t turn out quite right.

Peanut Butter white chocolate chip bars

That’s okay though, these peanut butter white chocolate chip bars still look amazing right? And dontcha worry, they taste EVEN BETTER than they look. Basically this morning I got cocky. I messed with a recipe I found online and was like “these will totally come out awesome. I’m so awesome. Yay me.” Well, when I go into anything with that ‘tude, sh** hits the fan. And it didn’t really hit the fan per say in this recipe, but they sure as heck didn’t turn out like the picture.

Low fat Peanut Butter Bars

See, blondies are supposed to have a sexy smooth brownie like top. These have sort of a spiky top. Which, can’t be explained. But guess what, they are still gooey, incredibly moist and just fan-freakin-tastic. I mean look, look at how squishy and decadent they look.

Peanut butter white chocolate bars

I had full intentions of making these last night, photographing them first thing this am and having this post ready by..um…an hour ago. That was until I got sucked into watching hours of The Real Housewives of BH. Y’all watch that? Because um…those b’s be crazy. I know the show is scripted, but you can’t script 100% crazy. I think you need to be a little nuts in order to act as out of control as some of these ladies do. It’s just…hard to watch. That and all of the plastic surgery I feel like I’m watching a drunk episode of the Muppets. Those ladies need a dash of “reality check” and soon. Or they just need to eat something. Maybe I should mail them some of these peanut butter white chocolate chip bars with a note that reads “YOU’RE 38, STOP WEARING DRESSES FROM FOREVER21.”

Light Peanut Butter Bars

No, I clearly hold no opinions or feelings about that show. I just think I could be a way better housewife than some of these quacks. I say with a mouth full of these dessert bars, hair tied up into a VERY messy, very unpinterest worthy bun, no bra, a large oversize t-shirt and leggings with a hole in them. Is the real housewives of…abnormal food bloggers who really should get their life together hiring? Bravo? Is that you? I’m really good on camera, am super talented at drinking wine and can bake. Just have your people call mine.

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Bars

PB bars

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Yields about 12 bars.
Prep time>10 minutes
Cook time: About 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (I used low-fat)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons crushed walnuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8 glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, flours, baking powder and salt together. In another smaller bowl, beat the peanut butter, butter, applesauce, eggs, skim milk and vanilla together. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
  3. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth over the top with a spatula. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the middles comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Let cool completely before you cut into them.

Nutritional information per bar:

Calories: 144
Fat: 7 grams
Carbohydrates: 15.6 grams
Fiber: >1 gram
Protein: 4 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 4

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  1. Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Haha you crack me up. I can't even watch that show because it's so ridiculous. Only when there is ABSOLUTELY nothing else on, then I might watch it. Or take a nap. These bars look amazing, even if they aren't exactly what you meant them to be. I love the combo and pb and white chocolate. I'm always using pb and milk or dark chocolate, but white chocolate is a nice change!
  2. Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Pretty sure I'd eat the WHOLE pan.
  3. Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    I'm so glad you "Messed" Up! These look absolutely FABULOUS. Love the mixture of flavors :)
  4. Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    i freaking LOVE white chocolate and peanut butter together. I honestly do not think I could have any self control around these. I don't watch the real housewives! I'm so boring.
  5. Posted by Laura (Tutti Dolci) on
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    Of course I have PB and white chocolate chips in my pantry - it makes me want to make a pan asap!
  6. Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    These look decadent! My hubs is allergic to PB, yet I loove it. I am going to try these using Sunbutter. Thanks!
  7. Posted by Skye on
    Thursday, February 28th, 2013
    I'm kind of scared that if I ate these, I might die of being too happy?
  8. Friday, March 1st, 2013
    oh my goodness..these must be so heavenly rich! I don't think that I would be able to stop eating them!
  9. Friday, March 1st, 2013
    These look perfectly addicting! Love them!
  10. Posted by Joy @ Baking-Joy on
    Friday, March 1st, 2013
    These look amazing, I love how dense and fudgy they look :-)
  11. Posted by Julie @ Table for Two on
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
    omg obsessed. i would eat the whole pan. i'm a pb lover forever and ever! and RHOBH - guilty pleasure of mine! haha i love it. we should watch it and make fun of them together :)
  12. Posted by Kellyanne on
    Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
    I just made these and used PB2 and almond milk. Turned out amazing! They definitely don't taste low calorie. Thanks for the recipe :)