Peanut Butter Blondie

IMG_3251.JPGIn Cooking With Paula Deen’s Thanksgiving magazine, I read over this recipe and just finished taking it out of the oven. Could not wait for it to cool to taste, so my mouth has a burn spot, but it was worth it.  So perfect for those Fallish nights when you are thinking to yourself, “what would taste good that is simple, easy and just perfect to scoop in a bowl with ice cream or whipped cream so I can watch a Hallmark movie while munching.?”

Well, here it is, the perfect Hallmark Movie Munchie….

Makes 4 servings, 3 for you and 1 for who you are watching the movie with…

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1 large egg, room temp

2 teas vanilla

1 cup all purpose flour

1/4 teas kosher salt

1/2 cup peanut butter, melted

Ice cream or whipped cream and chopped peanuts if desired, but I used crunchy peanut butter since I didn’t have any extra peanuts laying around the house today.

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 4 (4″ cast-iron skillets with baking spray and flour. (I used the butter wrapper to grease the skillet and used one 6″ cast iron skillet instead of the 4)

In a medium size bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with a mixer on medium speed until fluffy, 2-3 minutes. (I didn’t use the mixer because my beaters were in the dish washer and I’m lazy and didn’t want to get them out and wash them) So I stirred until butter and sugar were very well mixed. Add the egg and vanilla and beat like crazy, or until they are well incorporated into the butter sugar mixture.

In a small bowl, whisk together the salt and flour (once again, I skipped this step and sprinkled salt over the butter mixture and then added the cup of flour and just stirred until there were no more lumps in the batter. (You would think that all this stirring would burn a calorie or two, and maybe it did, but since I will probably devour the entire skillet, the calorie I burned won’t take me down a size.

When you have poured the batter into the skillet or skillets, melt the peanut butter and spread it over the batter.

Bake on lowest oven rack until golden brown and set, about 25 minutes. Because I made mine in the one skillet, I had to bake mine about 33 minutes. I also added chocolate chips (about 1/4 cup) and then drizzled some chocolate frosting that I had left over from  a cake yesterday. So there it is, the best little skillet blondie and just in time for all the Christmas movies which I cannot wait for them to begin. Happy Fall Y’all!

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