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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

January 15, 2014

These gooey blondies will hit your peanut butter and chocolate chip cravings but without all the guilt! They’re gluten-free and vegan but not light on flavor.

I went through a phase where I was hopelessly addicted to Peanut Butter M&Ms. No, not Peanut M&Ms, but it’s far superior counterpart Peanut BUTTER M&Ms. I am whole-heartedly convinced that these candies have been laced with crack, because once you start eating them you cannot stop.
peanut butter chocolate chip blondies

You know those recipes you will never forget? This is one of them. Every once and a while C requests a baked good made of actual butter and sugar and not just air (#glutenfree of course ;)). I was more than happy to oblige, and since I was deep in the throws of my PB M&M/crack addiction there was no question that they would be involved. In fact I can remember the exact day this recipe was born, July 28th 2012.

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I have to admit this date is also particularly memorable because I had the worst hangover I have ever experienced in my short life. Generally when I’m hungover I spend half the day talking about how I’m so nauseous and the other half eating ALL THE FRENCH FRIES. On this particular occasion the nausea just wouldn’t go away and I couldn’t stomach the idea of anything until I spotted these beauties from across the room. I promptly polished off 3/4 of the batch and then fell into a coma. When I woke up I was cured. I give full credit to the blondies for saving my life.

I’d like to believe that even without the butter and sugar these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies still contain superpowers, or at the very least will cure your hangover.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 1 1/3 cup brown rice flour*
  • 1/2 cup potato starch*
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch*
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum**
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (I use enjoy life mini chips)
  • *Or use 2 cups + 2 T of gluten-free all-purpose flour OR regular flour
  • **if using regular flour omit xanthan gum.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with non-stick spray or coconut oil.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients except chocolate chips.
  4. In a separate bowl combine vanilla, peanut butter, almond milk, and applesauce. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Stir wet mixture into dry and mix until well-combined.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Pour batter into pan and smooth out top.
  8. Bake for 30 mins.
  9. Remove from oven and let sit for at least 20 mins before cutting in 12 squares.
  10. Remove squares and let cool on a wire rack.
  11. Will keep for several days in an airtight container.

peanut butter chocolate chip blondies 3Do you remember your worst hangover? Just me? How about your favourite candy?


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  • Reply
    January 15, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Besides that I’m close to eat the letters of my keyboard, I am craving these now for the rest of my life. To stop this, you should maybe send me a batch. Mk?
    Seriously, they look so dense and ah-so-delicious.
    We used to only have Peanut Butter M&M’s when someone brought them over from the US – meanwhile we can find them at ONE exclusive store here in Basel. A lot of effort but darn worth it.

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    January 15, 2014 at 5:56 am

    I’m going to have to take your word on peanut BUTTER M&Ms being all sorts of amazing… I hear good things, but I wouldn’t be able to tell ya from personal experience 😉 And I’m honestly not sure what counts as candy… like… I always thought candy was more towards the fruity side (Skittles, jelly beans, gummy bears, etc), with chocolate in a whooooole other category. But then there’s the people who call chocolate bars -candy- bars, and I get all sorts of confused. I like sweet things… let’s just leave it at that 🙂

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    January 15, 2014 at 6:07 am

    The only problem with peanut butter m&m’s is that they put less in a bag than your bag of original lol. I used to love the peanut butter ones. But they were bigger and gone faster. I love peanut butter chocolate blondies too- as if this is some type of shocker. lol

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      They totally do put less in a bag! but when I was deep into my addiction I bought the jumbo bags haha

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    Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness
    January 15, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Peanut BUTTER M & Ms?! What is this madness? I am obsessed with the peanut variety and did not know these existed. I know what I am looking for at the grocery store today.
    Our hangovers sound about the same. ALL THE FRENCH FRIES is really the only cure that I have ever found for mine. HOW-EV-ER I am more than willing to try something new…especially when it involves peanut butter and chocolate AND will keep my waistline happy happy happy!

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    Kelly @ Femme Fitale
    January 15, 2014 at 6:27 am

    These look awesome, and I’ll most definitely be trying out your revised version 🙂
    Funny thing is, I vividly remember being flatlined on the couch with nausea on June 28th, 2012 too…with what I like to call, “All Day Sickness” that came alongside my pregnancy. haha
    Oh, and Wendy’s French Fries have always been my hangover cure! 😉

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      Wendy’s French fries are amaaaazing! Good to hear I wasn’t the only one suffering that day…misery loves company 😉

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    taylor @ taylormade
    January 15, 2014 at 6:50 am

    STOP. these look ridiculously amazing. peanut butter m&m’s are my favorite!!! I def have to try these. also.. I’ve experienced far too many hangovers to remember my worst one ever. unfortunately. but I think these blondies would do the trick!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      One day I’ll learn my lesson not to drink so much. For now I’ll stick to the blondies cure…

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    January 15, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Ahhhhh these sound SOOOO GOOOD!!! I was so incredibly addicted to peanut butter m & ms too. I’m going to have to make these, pronto!

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    erin @ The Almond Eater
    January 15, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Of course I remember my first hangover. How could I forget? It was such a HORRIBLE day haha you know…in bed forever. Anyway, YES peanut butter M&Ms are wayyyyy better than peanut M&Ms–everyone SHOULD know that. These look so good. You already know this but pb+chocolate=perfection.

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    Nicole @ FruitnFitness
    January 15, 2014 at 7:27 am

    These sound so good! I love peanut m&m’s although I must admit I never knew about their amazing hangover curing properties ;). I have done some gluten free baking but never heard of or used potato starch.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      Check out gluten-free all purpose flour mixes and you’ll see a lot of them use potato starch! I just like mixing my own sometimes 😉

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    January 15, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Oh hangovers. They were so much easier when I was younger and could eat dim sum in the midst of them (talk about grease overload!) but now..I just dry heave and feel nauseous for hours. Though I have a feeling that these babies would knock me out of my near-comatose state.

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    January 15, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Omggg I LOVE blondies. Like, strangely crazy obsession love. I think it’s because they basically taste like chewy, undercooked cookies. I like that you didn’t go crazy with the chocolate chips, because that’s my least favorite part. I think I need to invent a cookie that is made of the stuff chocolate chip cookies are made of, but without the chips. Like a chocolate chip no chip sugar cookie. Fabulous name for a recipe, no?

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      totally agree on the chocolate chips! My Mom used to make me special chocolate chip cookies…aka without the chocolate chips not like actual special cookies haha

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    Elise @
    January 15, 2014 at 7:42 am

    The other day my mom whipped up a batch of M&M blondies but now I’m looking back at it as an epic fail.. peanut butter M&M’s sound 100X better!

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    kathy @ vodka and soda
    January 15, 2014 at 7:48 am

    OMG my worst hangover: after i had consumed 14 Black XXX beers because i was a fucking moron and then spent 8hrs in the bathroom the next day puking my guts out. even when there was no more to puke, i still puked but this time it was blood and tears and my insides and my will to live. NEVER AGAIN. and by that, i mean i did it again the next weekend. like i said, fucking moron.

    Vodka and Soda

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      One weekend I’ll learn. For now I’m just crossing my fingers that my liver makes it through my 20s…

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    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
    January 15, 2014 at 8:21 am

    YUM- can you make these for me and ship them right to my doorstep?!

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    Kim @ BusyBod
    January 15, 2014 at 8:35 am

    O.M.G. First of all, peanut butter M&Ms are by far the most superior of all the M&Ms. I eat them by the bucket-full. Not exaggerating, that’s some truth talk. Second, these bars. I want them so badly!!! I really might make them today. I want them right now, and it’s 8:30 in the morning. If not today, then soon. I need them in my life.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      I want them every single day of my life. I want to live and breathe peanut butter M&Ms…then I’m pretty sure they’d take away my HLB membership haha

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    Lexi @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen
    January 15, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Ummmm these look FAB.

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    January 15, 2014 at 9:01 am

    My worst hangover? Hmm…oh, I know! About two years ago I went to a bar with a friend where they had a deal on Jager bombs…which we partook in….all night long….I was dying the next day. While my magical cure was sushi, I think I would have rather had blondies.
    And I’m definitely more of a chocolate person than a candy person – but Pretzel M&Ms have to be my favourite. The peanut butter ones are a close second 😉

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    Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    January 15, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Darn those peanut butter m&ms … there are some in our pantry right now and once I start I just. can’t. stop! As for hangovers … I have two particularly bad ones. One is from a Harvard-Yale game my sophomore year of college, and the other is from a New Year’s Eve a few years ago … and we were at HOME! Yes, sometimes that’s how we roll. These look delicious!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      I’m impressed you have the willpower to avoid them in your pantry.

      I always get wasted when I’m home because I know it’s a short walk to my bed…one day I’ll learn!

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    Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    January 15, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I just love peanut butter and chocolate together, I most definitely will be making these! PLEASE COME BE THE BAKER AT MY STORE!!! that is all.

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    Shashi @
    January 15, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Oooh peanut butter and chocolate in bar form! GAWSH!
    I am not a hooge drinker – so dont ever really remember being hungover – but I will say I was if I could eat an unlimited quantity of these bars!

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    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut
    January 15, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Oooh magical blondies!! These look great but I would def have to go shopping for some of those ingredients!

    The BF just asked me the other day, “Can you make like REGULAR chocolate chip cookies??” haha I suppose all of my experimentation with almond flour lately (and my habit for putting nuts in things) has driven him to want a plain Jane cookie. 🙂

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:17 pm

      gotta love our guys! Can’t blame em though. My man willingly eats tempeh and rarely snarks at salads for dinner so when the man wants butter he gets butter haha

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    January 15, 2014 at 9:37 am

    You, my friend, are the gluten-free baking queen. I must say, I’ve never cooked with those starches before nor xanthum gum but I’m totally willing to try! I really really really wish I could pluck one off the screen and crumble it up in the hugh jass bowl of oatmeal that I’m devouring right now.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:19 pm

      I have this very weird thing where I like the challenge of mixing flours and starches…sometimes it’s an epic success and other times it’s a complete disaster. Luckily this time it worked out, but you don’t even want to know about the failures. Tears involved and starches everywhere!

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    January 15, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Oh my goodness, if these were in front of me right now, I would not be able to resist. Not only do the little squares look adorable, but delicious too (Im suggesting you send out all your followers a complimentary batch?!) haha. So delicious!

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    cait @pieceofcait
    January 15, 2014 at 9:48 am

    yours look amazing and the peanut butter M&MS… oh my.. those are my favorite too! <3

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    January 15, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I love blondies! I’m lazy so I would probably just go with regular flour if I made these, but I believe that they could cure a hangover. My worst hangover was probably New Year’s day a few years ago. My husband and I tried to order our yearly hangover pizza and when the delivery guy came we realized all $200 of our Christmas money was gone. We thought we’d gotten robbed at the bar the night before because our bar bill showed up on the bank statement, so we had clearly paid with a card, not cash.
    Turns out, my drunk husband wanted to be a baller and gave ALL THE MONEY to the bartenders for a tip! Every time we go back to that place, they put us in the computer as “NYE couple.” Total. Fail.

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    Sarah @ Sweet Miles
    January 15, 2014 at 9:50 am

    These look so good! I think I could eat an entire tray of these bad boys!!

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    D @ The Kosher Cave Girl
    January 15, 2014 at 9:54 am

    J does the same thing. I make Paleo cookies and he takes one bite and then puts on a puppy dog face and asks if I can make him a batch of chocolate chip craisin cookies with actual flour and sugar…. which means another trip to the grocery store because I don’t keep either one in my apartment.

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    marquis @realrawkitchen
    January 15, 2014 at 10:08 am

    these look SO good! Once I started this lifestyle I stopped making baked goods like this. I was a serious brownie/blondie addict in my former days and could eat an entire pan in just two days, all by myself. (Now I’m eating trays and trays of raw desserts!) so I’m SO excited to find this vegan recipe! Thank you 🙂 Oh, and I’m sure my husband will want to thank you as well haha

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    Ang @ Nutty for Life
    January 15, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I definitely remember my worst hangover. I actually contemplated going to the er because I was just not keeping anything down. It felt like death for hours upon hours and I couldn’t sleep. The crazy thing was, I didn’t really go overboard the night before. I could not understand what had happened, but it was terrible. Luckily I haven’t experienced a hangover of the same caliber since. I love the sound of these blondies. I haven’t experimented with blondies before but I would love to.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      omg the worst! That happened to a friend of mine who to this day is convinced it was caused by a doritto…don’t ask!

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    Alex @ Kenzie Life
    January 15, 2014 at 10:19 am

    French fries are my favorite (and also the best) hangover food ever. My worst hangover was when I studied in Greece (way too much ouzo–I can’t even look at the stuff now). I spent the next day eating mashed potatoes from a box and smiley face french fries while watching episodes of the Office with my roommate that she pirated. It was also Thanksgiving. Great story, right? lol But these blondies look delicious!

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
    January 15, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I’m so with you on those peanut butter m&ms! These bars definitely look like the perfect cure for a hangover. I’ve gotten sick while drinking, but never after. I know, I’m pretty lucky to never have needed a hangover cure, but I’ll keep this recipe bookmarked just in case. 😉

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    January 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I am making these as soon as possible!

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    January 15, 2014 at 11:11 am

    My worst hangover? Lord, there have been too many to count. I use to actually be a crazy party girl back in my day… who has now turned into someone who can’t finish a glass of wine.

    Actually, one hangover I distinctly remember was senior year – our marketing class used to all go out on Thursday for “Marketing Madness”. We would pre-game at my house because I lived so close to the bars. I proceeded to BLACK OUT and talk all night to people in my class who knew me and I didn’t even know their names. I broke my phone and proceeded to wear sunglasses to class and in the middle of a lecture, literally laid down on the floor because I couldn’t exist anymore. I don’t know how I’m alive.

    Second worst hangover was after we went out to celebrate me no longer being freelance last year. Also last fourth of July was a pretty massive one because we went so hard on July 3rd. Both are stories I will have to share in person.

    Not to write you a book, but I’m about to do a 21 day sugar detox with Ang and I’m going to make these the day I can have sugar again. I loveee blondies but don’t eat them because of all the sugar/gluten.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:32 pm

      Your school was actually ridiculous! Marketing Madness bahahaha. I would never have been able to go out with my class seeing as I never went to class…recorded lectures and subarctic temperatures would do that to you. I think I maybe made 2 friends in psych? Could also be because all psych majors are crazy and I possessed enough craziness to not need anymore crazy friends in my life.

      Remind me to tell you about the epic night I had in Berlin where I lost my dignity….

      Also you cray for doing 21DSD but I’m interested to see how it goes! I’ll enjoy some chocolate for you 😉

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    Meghan @fitnesscrEATures
    January 15, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Hmmm, only an alcoholic remembers their most terrible hangover. Lush.
    I kid, of course. I remember a few of my worst hangovers – sounding very similar to this, and I devour french fries too! 🙂 Naturally, that’s what’s best for curing hangovers. But these, oh my gah.
    You look like sex in them.

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    Tiffany Dutson
    January 15, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Peanut butter m&ms are the best! I really don’t care for peanut butter in baked goods, I’m weird.

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    January 15, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I am the same way when I’m hungover- give me all the deep fried potato!! I usually can’t stomach sweet, but I think these would make a nice dessert following said fried goodness 🙂

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    Tiff @ Love Sweat & Beers
    January 15, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Make these for me, please! They sound heavenly!!

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    January 15, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    my recently-turned-vegan best guy friend will adore this. he’s obsessed with blondies. just posted on his FB wall!

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    January 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I love peanut butter M&Ms!!!
    One of my worst hang-overs was one New Year’s (the first one after I was married)- lots of poor choices on my part and a rough day the next. The sad part – we were in TX with friends (there were 3 other couples) and we all had tickets to go to the Cotton Bowl on New Years day (I know you don’t do sports but this is a big college Bowl game!!). Ummm…I could not possibly go and Chris willingly (without a single snarky comment) stayed with me – epic fail on my part!!!

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    Katie @ 24 Carrot Life
    January 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    These look gooood. Make these for me, please!?

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    Kristina @ Damn Ten Pounds
    January 15, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Peanut Butter M&M’s rule the whole world. Since you have amazing taste in candy, I’m taking your word on these Blondies and bookmarking for my next hangover… oops, I mean Saturday.

    I will never forget my worst hangover. My husband says I haven’t been the same since. I was 25 and celebrating my friend’s law school graduation with a pub crawl. It got out of control for many, many reasons, but I can say without a doubt that we win for the shortest pub crawl ever. We didn’t make it past the first bar because there’s no way we would have been let in anywhere else in the state we were in. 5 years later, I’m still not fully recovered.

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats
    January 15, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Mmm, I love anything with peanut butter! These look great, Davida!

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    Mary Frances
    January 15, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    You take ingredients I’ve never heard of and tranform them into incredible blondies. Not just any blondies, the highly superior peanut butter chocolate blondies! 🙂

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    Madison @ Eating 4 Balance
    January 15, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I kind of don’t like regular M&M’s. But peanut butter M&M’s? Yes 1000 times over. I haven’t had them in forever for obvious reasons, but I do remember how good they taste. Especially during those long hours after school while I had to wait for my mom to drive me home from school. *Sigh* Oh to be a teacher’s daughter.

    I may have to make a version of these this weekend when I’m home. If I just remember… Which I feel like I always say. And never remember. 🙂 But we have most of the ingredients actually!

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    January 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Peanut butter M&MS are the best! So yummy!!

    My worst hangover was probably New Year’s Day 2010. Ever since then I have avoided big crazy parties on NYE. It spoiled NYE for me for life!

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    Becky @ Olives n Wine
    January 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    So, I almost skipped over this post because I thought it would make me sad I couldn’t eat it right now… BUT I THINK I CAN!!!! I would just have to substitute a few things 🙂 I’m getting antsy for 4:30 so I can rush home and bake up a batch of “healthy” PB cups 🙂

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    January 15, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    I can most definitely remember my worst hangover…..and it wasn’t from alcohol!!!! No joke- I went to a Brazilian BBQ restaurant which was all you can eat meat. I OD’d and had the worst meat hangover ever… worst. This recipe I would actually enjoy being hungover if that’s what it needs to make it 😉

    My favourite candy ever ironically the dark chocolate m and m peanuts which I only got from Times Square!!!!! I hoarded half a kilo back from the states. It was Winter then. I arrived to a Melbourne Summer. They melted into pretty much one giant liquid pool of chocolate studded with peanuts. Fail.

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    Melissa @ Fit 'n' Well Mommy
    January 15, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I was hooked when I saw the title of your post! I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate and have been craving the combo the past couple of weeks, so I MUST make these! Thanks for posting!

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    January 15, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I’ve never had blondies. I have a feeling I would really enjoy them though 🙂

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    Jordan Lynn // Life Between Lattes
    January 15, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Oh man, is there anything worse than a bad hangover? I definitely still remember mine because it lasted for two days (if you didn’t know that was possible, it definitely is). I’m bookmarking this for next time I’m hungover although I’m quite hesitant about my abilities to bake while hungover!

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    Maria @ Little Miss Cornucopia
    January 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    you, my dear, are a gluten-free goddess! although I’ve never used any of the first four ingredients that you listed here, these blondies look simply amazing! i’d love to try them..

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    Heather @ Run Like a G!
    January 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Can you substitute regular salt? I have all those ingredients except sea salt!
    BTW – those look amazing 🙂

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    Nikki @ Quest for Balance
    January 15, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Any baked good that combines peanut butter and chocolate instantly wins over my heart. These sound amazing! I will definitely be cooking up a batch of these in the near future. I’ll book mark it for a hang over day 😉

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    January 15, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    These look like the epitome of amazing. Next time I need to do some baking, these are being made!

    My worst hangover? January 1, 2014. I was throwing up until 7 pm and could only finally manage to eat something at 9 pm when my sister brought me candy cane chocolate chunk ice cream. Ugh, I’m shuddering just thinking about it. I NEVER want to feel that way again. 😛

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    January 15, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    It took me 14 minutes to scroll down because of all the comments. GOSHHHHH. You are awesome. Seriously your photography and photoshop skillz are getting mad. MAYJA MAD. You better respond to this comment or we’re over.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      Responding to your comment…despite the fact that I’ve legit spent the last 3 hours responding to comments. DEATH OF ME.

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    Lindsay @ Shiny Love Affair
    January 15, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    WOW! These looks amazing. I love PB. I love blondies. I love chocolate. These are a winner. And definitely seem like they would make a great hangover food!

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    Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.
    January 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Holy wow, these look sooo tasty! I love blondies. Pin!

    I can’t remember my worst hangover because every hangover I have is my worst. Hangovers suck. I spend the day doing the same thing as you…complaining about being nauseous, eating junk food, and then complaining about being more nauseous haha. Precisely why my hangovers are getting much fewer and far between as I get older!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      You are so right, nowadays every hangover feels like death and because my liver is slowly dying from college my body is like WTF are you doing to me?!?! One day I’ll learn…

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    Parita @ myinnershakti
    January 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    So I wish I thought to look at this post again tonight when after dinner both V and I were searching for a little something sweet to eat. However, now that it’s top of mind, I will be making these bad boys soon! Maybe even as soon as tomorrow! 🙂

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    Selena @
    January 15, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Girl these are right up my alley! Chocolate + Peanut butter are staples in my life. I can never pass up that combo! I used to be addicted to peanut butter M&M’s too, but not as much as recess peanut butter cups…I was obsessed with those things!
    As far as hangovers go…chocolate caramel gelato always gets the job done 🙂

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    Karey @ Nutty About Health
    January 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    OMG, PB M&M’s used to be my crack too!!! I have a picture of me eating them at x-mas years ago when I was overweight… I had called them my “fat food”. LOL. Yes, once you start – can’t stop! I keep far away from those bad boys now. 😉
    These blondies look amazing – seriously got my attention!

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    January 15, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    These look delicious but I’m way too lazy to put that shit together. If you’d like, you can just send me a batch.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Not for you ya bitch. Jokes I’m kind of obsessed with you so i’ll make you all the blondies you want!

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    January 15, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I would HOPE that I AM just as tasty as this blondie… IF NOT TASTIER – Ah ha! We can take a poll with my EXES – LMFAO. Actually, wait, no, LETS NOT do that – I don’t need to HURT my ego, LMFAO!!! 😉

    DRINK LIME JUICE for that hang over missy!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      omg I can’t even. I’d love to have a word with your exes.

      I used to be a blondie…but now I’m a brownie. Blondies have more fun though, hence the hangovers!

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    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    January 15, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Girlllll these look so delicious! I’m bookmarking this post so that I can make these sometime very soon. Don’t kill me but I’ve never had peanut butter M&Ms before…. though I love anything peanut butter so I’m sure that I’d love them too.

    July 27th must have been a good night I hope?!!! Ugh hangovers like that are the worst. I talked about what has probably been my worst hangover ever on my blog once — It was during a weekend getaway to New Orleans when I was living in Florida. I drank too many of those famous (and deadly) Hurricane drinks, barely remember the end of the night besides giving myself a bloody nose when trying to wash my face (I wish I was joking), and then literally could not manage to stand up straight the next morning. Whew, it was bad!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      January 16, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      oh jeeeeese that sounds rough! I have so been there. You literally want to fall into a black hole and stay there forever. The worst! Not to self…avoid Hurricane drinks haha

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    January 16, 2014 at 12:20 am

    plain & smple – i want to dive head first into this pan of blondies.

    p.s. favorite m&ms in order: Peanut, Pretzel, and PB

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    Melanie @ HappyBeingHealthy
    January 16, 2014 at 12:53 am

    OH MY GOODNESS, these look fabulous!! Peanut butter and chocolate are some of my favorite things in the world! I’m definitely going to have to try these. Thanks for making it a little more “guilt free” too. 😉

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    January 16, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Oh yeah, I have a couple of memorable hang overs. Blah.
    These blondies look so darn delicious! PB and chocolate has got to be the best thing going. 🙂

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs
    January 16, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    French fries are the best cure for hangovers duh. And so are these bars hehe. Peanut butter and chocolate? Sign me up! I’d totally eat a whole pan full of these, and that’s a lot to say since I’ve just eaten half a pan of the version I’ve just made ;—) Still craving these, though!

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    Heather @ Run Like a G!
    January 16, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Davida! I made these tonight and they are AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!! So yummy!!!! 🙂

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    Tonya@Healthy, Fit, and Frugal
    January 16, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Yeah…no…if I made those I’d eat them until I made myself sick. lol!

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    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    January 17, 2014 at 12:01 am

    I had to skip the chicken post but this one has my name all over it!! I just finished dinner and I would kill to have one of these right now. Can you make that happen? I can tell they’re unforgettable!

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    January 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    You had me at hangover food and peanut butter M&M’s. I remember those; fondly I might add.

    I’ve had a few share of hangovers in my day; most recently on New Year’s Day and before that on my birthday. They have a parade in my honor so it’s really no small wonder. 😉

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    January 19, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I don’t even remember when was the last time I had peanut butter M & Ms, but I love peanut butter anything. And now I wish they are vegan! There’s a blondie recipe from the new Vegan Chocolate cookbook I want to try! I need to try it after seeing loads of mouthwatering peanut butter blondies here! x Rika

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    Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    January 20, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Oh yeah, these were worth the wait INDEED!! Man oh man could I use one of these babies right about now! Looking good in the neighborhood! Why? WHY did I just say that? Umm….ok, moving on! Hangovers! Yeah, let’s talk about them…or maybe we could talk about my early onset Alzheimers and/or the fact that I lost a massive amount of brain cells from the time I was a sophomore in high school to freshman year in college…pretty sure I had at LEAST a dozen or so hangovers…can’t remember a single one now…probably a good thing. But I will NEVER forget the time I tossed my “cookies” after taking a shot of something or other on top of a hefty amount of peach schnapps. No, I will never forget THAT!

    Fist bump for a fellow peanut BUTTER m&m lover! 😉

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    Luv What You Do
    January 25, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Oh yummy!!!

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    May 3, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Decided to try these rather than the GF Chocolate Chip Cookies…ya know, because I made the pb in my Vitamix the other day. I never alter recipes I’ve never made, but I didn’t have the potato starch or tapioca starch, so I used garbanzo bean flour. Not sure how it will mix and I still used the xanthan gum. So, we’ll see. I even bought some coconut flour. Stay tuned….they smell good.

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