PEEPs Fluffernutter Blondies

Blondies made with PEEPs®, chocolate and peanut butter turn a childhood favorite sandwich into a portable dessert, perfect for any holiday!

PEEPs Fluffernutter Blondies

Easter is just around the corner which means one thing for me – PEEPS®!!! How do you like your PEEPS®? I like to let them get a little stale before enjoying them. I open the packaging and let the PEEPs sit around for a few days, which is torture, but always worth the wait. I also like the chicks more than the bunnies. No idea why, I just do (sorry bunnies).

PEEPs Fluffernutter Blondies

So this year, when the guys at PEEPs & Company asked if I’d like some samples to play with in the kitchen, I was more than excited. I started brainstorming ideas of what I could create from these colorful candies and my mind instantly went to a fluffernutter sandwich.

PEEPs Fluffernutter Blondies

I had my first fluffernutter a few years ago with a friend in Boston. Since I grew up in the Midwest, I had never heard of a fluffernutter. The combination of smooth salty peanut butter and gooey marshmallow cream is just right and it’s no wonder kids go crazy for those sandwiches! Using the fluffernutter as an inspiration, I came up with these PEEPs Fluffernutter Blondies which are made from a peanut butter blondie, topped with chocolate chips and chopped up PEEPs®.

PEEPs Fluffernutter Blondies

Since PEEPs® have their signature colored sugar coating, I decided to cut out some of the sugar in the blondies. The chocolate is there because, well, chocolate. I posted this pic on Instagram that day since I was having so much fun. The stickiest part of this whole baking adventure was just cutting up the PEEPs®.

PEEPs Fluffernutter Blondies

While I had a lot of fun playing in the kitchen with these flavors, I had even more fun exploring the goodies that the PEEPs® team had sent me. After I opened my box of goodies, I instantly recognized the iconic colorful chick and bunny PEEPs® and was intrigued by some new (to me) products as well. There were chocolate dipped PEEPs®, chocolate mousse flavored PEEPs®, large PEEPs® bunnies, Peepsters® and my new favorite – the chocolate covered PEEPs®. It’s a yellow chick PEEP® dipped in dark chocolate.

PEEPs Fluffernutter Blondies

Be sure to check out www.marshmallowpeeps.com for recipe ideas, products, and the Express your Peepsonality contest!

Disclaimer: The PEEPs were sent to me at no charge. The opinions stated in this post are all mine.

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PEEPs Fluffernutter Blondies

Blondies made with PEEPs®, chocolate and peanut butter turn a childhood favorite sandwich into a portable dessert, perfect for any holiday!

Yield: 16 bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup peanut butter (not Natural Peanut Butter)
1/3 cup butter, at room temp
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, at room temp
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
10-12 PEEPs
1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degF. Prepare a 8x8" pan with parchment paper and/or baking spray.

Cream peanut butter and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer until smooth and thoroughly combined. Scrape bowl and beater.

Add the sugars and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Scrape bowl and beater again.

Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until almost combined. Use a spatula to stir batter until flour is completely mixed in.

Bake for 30 minutes until blondies are almost done. While they are baking, use kitchen shears to cut PEEPs into bite-size piecces. After the 30 minutes are over, sprinkle chopped up PEEPs and chocolate chips on top of blondies. Return to oven and bake for 4-6 minutes, until PEEPs have begun to puff but aren't toasted. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting.

When ready to cut, warm a large knife in a glass of hot water. Dip and dry with paper towel prior to each cut (the PEEPs will be gooey and sticky!)

Recipe from Beantown Baker

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — May 31, 2013 at 8:14 am

    What a gorgeous chocolate!! I adore deep chocolate ice creams.

    • beantownbaker — May 31st, 2013 @ 10:07 am

      You would definitely love this then. It’s so rich and chocolatey!

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — May 31, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I just got an ice cream maker and cannot wait to start trying it out… this looks a bit above my skill level, but a good thing to work towards!

    • beantownbaker — May 31st, 2013 @ 10:08 am

      I completely understand wanting to start out with an easier recipe. Sorbets are really easy. No cooking necessary for most sorbet recipes. But def keep this one in the back of your mind for when you feel more confident!

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — May 31, 2013 at 8:51 am

    I made this dark chocolate ice cream last year, and it is definitely the best chocolate ice cream I’ve ever had. The 5-day wait time is pure torture, but it’s completely worth it. So glad you enjoyed this as much as I did!

    • beantownbaker — May 31st, 2013 @ 10:07 am

      I agree, it was complete torture, especially after taking a taste after it had processed in the machine…

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    tracy {pale yellow} — May 31, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    A rich, deep chocolate ice cream is worth the wait! It’s so hard to find a recipe for the decadent chocolate ice I desire, this recipe has moved to the top of my to-do list!

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    Sues — June 3, 2013 at 6:48 am

    You can tell just by looking at this how rich and awesome it is!!

    • beantownbaker — June 7th, 2013 @ 8:52 am

      It’s seriously difficult to scoop it’s so thick!

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    Shannon — June 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    wowza, this certainly tell how rich and decadent it is!! i’m appreciating more and more those things that I only need a spoonful of to satisfy 😉

    • beantownbaker — June 7th, 2013 @ 8:53 am

      This is definitely one of those things. I love chocolate but could only handle one small scoop at a time.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 7, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Who isn’t a fan of chocolate?! This looks amazing 🙂

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    Lisa T — June 16, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I would love to try this recipe. I am wondering why you used coconut milk, and I’m assuming full fat coconut milk?

    • beantownbaker — June 16th, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

      i use coconut milk because I’m lactose intolerant so I can’t use cow’s milk or heavy cream. If you want to use those dairy products, follow the instructions in the original recipe. And yes, I use full fat coconut milk.

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