I’m certainly no stranger to baking with peanut butter. It’s one of my favorite ingredients and flavors. If you’ve been following my baking adventures for a while, you are probably well aware of my affinity for it.
White chocolate, on the other hand, is not really on my list of favorites. I like it well enough, but I don’t find myself clamoring to bake with it. Despite that, I find that it pairs well with so many other ingredients that I use it quite a bit to complement other flavors. Here, that idea applies with white chocolate and peanut butter.
The two flavors work wonderfully together. Peanut butter and chocolate have long been a favorite pair. But the extra sweetness of white chocolate paired with peanut butter is pretty magical, too.
Besides the primary flavor pairing, one of my favorite things about these blondies is the hint of cinnamon. It adds a delightful flavor twist that really makes these bars irresistible. If you aren’t a cinnamon fan, you can simply omit it from the recipe. But if you do like it or are even on the fence about adding it to these blondies, I encourage you to try it. It really amps up the flavor.
These blondies have that fantastic crackly outside and soft, chewy inside thing going on. To attain that wonderful texture, be sure not to overbake them. You want to see a few crumbs when you do the toothpick test. They’ll continue baking a bit in the hot pan once they’re removed from the oven.
As much as I love peanut butter and milk or dark chocolate, these Peanut Butter White Chocolate Blondies are a nice little twist on that classic pairing. They’re a bit sweeter but just as delicious!