Red, White and Blue Marshmallow Treats Can you believe this weekend is the 4th of July?? How’d that happen? Once again, summer is flying by and I haven’t done a darn thing! I can remember a time when my mom Aggie would say, “After the 4th …
Category: Bars Brownies Marshmallow Treats
Cherry Oatmeal Crumble Bars Cherry Oatmeal Crumble Bars are perfect for dessert, when all you want is something on the sweet and fruity side. They’re easy to prepare and made with ingredients most of us have on hand. Another reason this is a house favorite; …
Maple and Peanut Butter Blondies
This recipe for Maple and Peanut Butter Blondies comes to you via Canadian Living Test Kitchen. Boy oh Boy, is this recipe good! I have definitely been converted to a blondie lover. Two sweets that I can’t resist are; cookies and brownies and now blondies. I’ll go to great lengths to devour any of them. In case you aren’t familiar with blondies, they’re basically the buttery, butterscotch version of a chocolate brownie. Canadian Living has a ton of delicious, lip-smacking recipes. Check it out to find recipes such as; Strawberry and Lavender Cream Cups, Classic Scalloped Potatoes and a Canadian classic, Butter Tarts.
Originally, I was looking for a blondie recipe made with maple syrup. That’s when I came across this recipe that calls for maple syrup and peanut butter. Maple syrup and peanut butter together in one blondie? Sensational! So many people associate maple flavor with the fall season and with good reason. When we think of maple syrup, we think of a warm, cozy flavor. Much like the warm sweaters we reach for in the fall, when temperatures turn colder. Another reason? Maple syrup pairs beautifully with winter squash, especially pumpkin. Even though we associate maple syrup with the fall season, maple syrup is of course produced in the spring. Read all about it here: It’s Maple Syrup Time at Bear Paw Camp and Bear Paw Scout Camp Maple Syrup
If you have been reading Turnips 2 Tangerines for any length of time, you are well aware of my love for peanut butter. I just can’t live without the peanutty stuff. Creamy, chunky, organic or natural, it doesn’t matter to me:) They’re all good! Curious as to my favorite way to indulge in peanut butter is, besides cookies? Peanut butter smeared thickly on graham crackers, then dipped into an icy cold glass of milk. Yum! Favorite Peanut Butter Recipes:
- Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Brownie Bars
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bread
- Peanut Butter Crunch Cake with Chocolate Frosting
- Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
As I stated, this recipe was found on Canadian Living. The texture of this particular recipe reminded me more of a snack cake vs a blondie, not that that is a bad thing mind you. However, even though this recipe had great flavor from the combination of maple & peanut butter and smelled heavenly while baking… It just didn’t have that buttery taste and brownie-like texture that I love in a blondie. Don’t get me wrong, this recipe was delicious. Would I make it again? Heck yeah! Would I call it a blondie or brownie? Neither but it makes a damn good snack cake!! The maple icing is pretty darn good too.