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Feb 18

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Blondies

A blondie bar taken to a whole new level with chopped Nutter Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Chips, and Butterscotch!

nutter butter butterscotch blondies

Oh hi there! You recognize me right? It’s me, Crazy for Crust. I went to the beauty salon this past weekend and got some work done. Maybe you noticed my new ‘do?

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That’s right! My baby Crazy for Crust got herself a new look! Isn’t it fabulous????

As much as I loved what I designed when I switched over to WordPress, there was just so much I wanted that I could not figure out. Little nagging things that bugged me every. single. day. And now it’s all fixed! And purty!

I’d like to give a huge shout-out thank you to Vanessa at Nifty Thrifty Things. She’s amazing! Not only do I have a normal-width sidebar now, but I also have super cool recipe pages! They’re, like, visual and stuff. So go browse around! Find some sugar.

But wait. Don’t go just yet. You want to pin these blondies first. For later. Because, well. If there is only one thing I love more than my new blog design, it might be these blondies.

Maybe…

nutter butter butterscotch blondies

Blondies may not be a new idea…but they sort of are to me. I only recently found my go-to blondie recipe, and I’ve had so much fun lately recreating new versions. As much as I love chocolate, there’s something about a rich, brown sugary blondie that just satisfies, you know?

These blondies are brought to a new level with the addition of some of my favorite things: Nutter Butter Cookies, peanut butter chips, and butterscotch. I mean, that’s like the trifecta of awesomeness for a bar, am I right?

If you’ve never had Nutter Butters, they are a peanut butter sandwich cookie. I will put aside that fact that I don’t understand how you’ve lived life as an American without tasting one. (I’ll excuse my International friends because I know the wonder that is the Nutter Butter doesn’t often exist outside the USA.) Whatever your excuse, get yourself to the store and get a pack, okay? Then make pie and brownies out of them. Oh, and make these. Make these first!

I added the cookies and peanut butter chips in the batter. Combined with the brown sugar, this creates a soft, chewy, nutty bar. Then, while the bars were still hot and  not-quite-done, I sprinkled the top with butterscotch chips. Put the pan back in the oven for a few minutes so the chips can melt. As soon as you remove the pan from the oven, you can spread the chips evenly over the blondies. Butterscotch pairs well with…well anything. But really, it pairs amazingly with peanut butter. Trust me!

nutter butter butterscotch blondies

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Nutter Butter Butterscotch Blondies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 bag (about 2 cups) peanut butter chips, divided
  • 14 Nutter Butter cookies , coarsely chopped
  • Sprinkles , any color

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Cream brown sugar and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Add baking powder, salt, and flour and mix. Mix in butterscotch chips,1/2 cup peanut butter chips, and Nutter Butters. 
  3. Press into prepared pan (dough is sticky, spray your hands with cooking spray to avoid it sticking to your hands). Bake at 350 for 23 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining peanut butter chips over the top of the hot bars. Return to oven for 2 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully spread the melting chips over the top of the bars to create a frosting. Sprinkle with sprinkles and let cool. (Be careful not to overcook - the center will still be jiggly when you take these out of the oven and they will finish cooking and firming up as they cool.) Cool completely before slicing into squares.

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Sweets from friends:
Lemon Vanilla Dream Bars by Kitchen Meets Girl
White Chocolate and Caramel Blondies by Lil’ Luna
Caramel Cadbury Eggs Cookie Bars by Something Swanky

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