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Frosted Peanut Butter Blondies

Add Chocolate chips for a twist.

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 pound packed brown sugar (2 1/4 cups)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • Frosting:
  • 1 pound confectioners sugar (4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt (if using shortening) or
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (if using butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup hot water

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pans with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat shortening, peanut butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs; beat 3 minutes more. Add vanilla.
  5. On low speed, beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the peanuts.
  6. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool slightly.
  7. Frosting:
  8. Beat confectioners sugar, peanut butter, shortening, salt and vanilla. Add hot water a little at a time. Beat until smooth. Spread over blondies while still warm.