Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Bacon Blondies

I’ve been on a big bacon kick lately. I’m not sure why, but I’ve just been throwing bacon into everything. No one is complaining about this recent obsession. I needed a sweet treat to share with friends and my mind instantly went to bacon. I found this recipe and knew it would be a hit.

I decided to throw some bittersweet chocolate chips into the blondie batter. And once again, I used Peanut Butter and Co’s White Chocolate Wonderful in the frosting (which was AMAZING). After initial taste testing, we decided they needed more bacon so I crumbled more bacon on top than the original recipe listed. I have reflected my changes in the recipe below.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Bacon Blondies

Peanut butter, chocolate, and bacon make an amazing combination!

Yield: 24 bars

Ingredients:

For the Blondies
1 cup of butter, melted
2 cups of brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
Pinch of salt
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
6 sliced of bacon, fried and crumbled

For the Peanut Butter Frosting
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 tablespoons milk
9 slices bacon, fried and crumbled

Directions:

For the Blondies
Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and melted butter until smooth. Add in eggs and vanilla.

Combine dry ingredients together, and whisk into the batter. Fold in chocolate chips and bacon.

Spread evenly in an 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until done.

For the Peanut Butter Frosting
Cream butter and peanut butter. Add sugar gradually. Add vanilla. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. More liquid may be needed depending on how thick or creamy you want the frosting.

Frost blondies, then top with crumbled bacon.

Recipe from How Sweet It Is

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18 Responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes”

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    Colleen — July 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    These look amazing! I love that you added even more peanut butter flavor too!

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    Amy Kingman — July 16, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Mmmmmm! These look incredible!! AH! My weakness!!!!

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    Memória — July 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Oh wow!! This looks soo good. I would make the cupcakes with the Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate cake recipe and then use the other recipes you provided. Thanks!!!!

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    Jen — July 16, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    You could definitely use any chocolate cupcake recipe that you want!

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    Stephanie Wagner — July 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    These look awesome! I bet they’re really rich!

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    oneordinaryday — July 16, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Holy. Cow.
    These look sooo darn good!

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    Jill — July 17, 2009 at 3:51 am

    I saw your picture on Tastespotting and had to see more! Your cupcakes look delicious!

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    Kerstin — July 17, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Wow, these look beyond incredible! I’m completely impressed 🙂

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    Jennifer — July 17, 2009 at 10:32 am

    peanut butter cups…one of my favorites!! What an awesome cupcake!!!

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    Laura — July 17, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Oh. My. God. I think my DH is packing his bags to leave me as we speak!

    These look soooo good. I bet it’s all you can do to eat one they are so rich!

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    Erin — July 18, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    These look delicious! Chocolate and peanut butter is the most fabulous combination!

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    Scott W. — July 23, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Alright, so you’ve gotta make some cupcakes when we are in Pennsylvania. These would work. Yummy!!!

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    Jen — July 23, 2009 at 12:38 am

    haha no prob Scott. Just let me know what you’re in the mood for. These were delicious…

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    Ingrid — July 26, 2009 at 1:13 am

    The only time I like chocolate or PB is when they’re together so these are looking pretty good to me!
    ~ingrid

    Btw, your salmon and the “sauce” looked really good too!
    ~ingrid

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    Mermaid Sweets — July 27, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Thanks so much for the link back, your cuppies look amazing.

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    comfycook — February 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I just discovered these and can’t wait to make them. Love chocolate and peanut butter.

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    LauraC — May 4, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I just made your vegan chocolate cupcakes over the weekend for some vegan friends and they were a huge hit. I had bookmarked this cupcake recipe for mother’s day because I LOVE peanut butter cups.

    Anyway I wanted to let you know the woman from Confetti Cakes was on Rachel Ray and they posted the official recipe on the Rachel Ray website. Not sure if you want to link it?

    http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/chocolate-cake/

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    Jan — February 23, 2012 at 7:29 am

    THank you for this post! I tried the cupcakes out here: http://www.themediamaid.com/2012/cupcake-celebrations/

    and loved it!

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