for the bars:
1-1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
2-1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
3 cups self-rising flour*
for the topping:
1 cup peanut butter chips
3 tablespoons heavy cream
4 coarsely chopped Heath bars or chocolate covered toffee bars (about 1
1/2 cup finely chopped unsalted peanuts
Preheat oven to 325 F (160 C).
Grease and flour a 18 x 12 x 1-inch jelly roll
In a large
bowl, beat together the butter and the peanut butter
until fluffy. Add the sugar and beat until smooth. Add the eggs and the vanilla
Add the flour and beat until well
incorporated. Spread the batter evenly into prepared pan.
Bake for 25 to 30
until a cake tester inserted into center of pan comes out with moist crumbs
to room temperature
To prepare the topping:
In a small saucepan over medium
melt the peanut butter
chips and the cream, stirring until smooth.
Drizzle the peanut butter mixture
over the cooled blondies.
Sprinkle the Health Bars and the peanuts on top.
to cool to
room temperature, or overnight, before cutting and serving. Cut into 24 bars.