Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies
Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 35 mins Makes: 12 to 16 blondies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs, well beaten
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup jelly ( I prefer grape or strawberry)
Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly spray a 9-inch-by-13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, use a sturdy whisk to combine butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Add vanilla, and mix well. Add eggs, and whisk together.Add flour mixture to sugar and butter mixture, and stir with a spoon to combine. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
Place the peanut butter and jelly in two separate bowls. Warm each in the microwave 10 to 20 seconds until smooth. Make sure it doesn’t become too liquidy. Stirring the jelly will help smooth it out.
Drop alternating tablespoons of peanut butter and jelly on top of the blondie batter to cover the top. Use a butter knife or skewer to swirl through the peanut butter and jelly.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until the center is set. Allow to cool completely before slicing and serving.