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This whole-grain peanut butter and jam blondie recipe has half the amount of brown sugar and butter as a traditional recipe and is made with 100% whole-wheat flour. The results: scrumptious toffee-flavored treats with fewer calories and less added sugars per serving.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2015


Recipe Summary

2 hrs 40 mins

Nutrition Profile:



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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil, allowing it to slightly overhang opposite edges. Coat with cooking spray.

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, swirling often, until fragrant and starting to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Whisk in brown sugar; let cool for 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

  • Whisk eggs and vanilla into the cooled butter mixture until well combined. Add the flour mixture in two additions, gently folding until just combined. Reserve 2 tablespoons each peanuts and preserves; fold the remaining peanuts and preserves into the batter. Evenly spread the batter into the prepared pan. Dollop the reserved preserves evenly over the top; sprinkle with the reserved peanuts.

  • Bake the blondies until light brown around the edges, 18 to 22 minutes. They will appear slightly underbaked in the center; but will firm up as they cool. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack, about 2 hours. To cut, grab the overhanging parchment or foil and transfer the whole batch to a cutting board, then cut into 24 bars.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and store airtight for up to 3 days; freeze for up to 3 months.

Try white whole-wheat flour in place of all-purpose flour in baked goods. It's made from hard white wheat berries, which makes it lighter in color and flavor than regular whole-wheat flour, but with the same nutritional properties. Look for it near other whole-grain flours. For the best flavor, store it airtight in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts

1 blondie
145 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 20.2g; dietary fiber 1.2g; sugars 12.5g; fat 6.2g; saturated fat 2.9g; cholesterol 25.7mg; vitamin a iu 140.8IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; folate 6.8mcg; calcium 26.2mg; iron 1.3mg; magnesium 9mg; potassium 61.1mg; sodium 96.3mg; added sugar 12g.

1/2 starch, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat