Make your weekend sweet-and-salty with these salted peanut blondies! Filled with milk chocolate chips and topped with salted peanuts and fleur de sel, they are a balance of all things delicious.
salted peanut blondies

You’re about to get way too much insight into my inner psyche, but…

…it’s taking all my life efforts not to be a teenage boy right now.


You probably have no idea what I’m talking about because you can act your age, not your shoe size.

Good for you! At least one of us can.


Fine, if I must, I must.


Don’t mind me giggling in the corner.

::Sigh:: These salted peanut blondies really deserve more than this.


We should be ashamed of ourselves.

FINE, it was all me and you are entirely inculpable.

But maybe weΒ should whip up another batch of these this weekend nontheless to get our sweet-salty fix on atone for our bad behavior sins. Yes, I think we must.


Brown sugar caramel chocolate blondie YES.

With salty nuts on top.

(Sorry, had to.)

Salted Peanut Blondies
Make your weekend sweet-and-salty with these salted peanut blondies! Filled with milk chocolate chips and topped with salted peanuts and fleur de sel, they are a balance of all things delicious.
Yield: 12 blondies
  • 2 cups (10 oz) all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup salted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp fleur de sel
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add in the vanilla bean paste and beat for 30 seconds. Mix in the eggs one at a time, until thoroughly combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  4. Mix in the flour ½ cup at a time, mixing until just combined and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  5. Add in the chocolate chips and beat until combined, about 1 minute.
  6. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the peanuts and fleur de sel. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are crisp and the top is slightly golden. Let cool completely in the pan before cutting.
Recipe from Sweet
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 blondie


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80 Responses to Salted Peanut Blondies

  1. These look like a pretty awesome Friday treat to me!

  2. Oh, you had me at sweet and salty. Bookmarking to make these soon. Happy weekend!

  3. I totally get the salty nuts *snigger* in these blondies. They look perfect!

  4. I love blondies, no matter what flavor, shape or form! They are the perfect snack!

  5. Peanuts!! First off, your pictures rock and second off, I love blondies – add peanuts to that mix and these are a dream!

  6. bahaaaa! salty nuts…if this is what salty nuts means, then I’m all over it!!

  7. Monica says:

    I just polished off a toasted English muffin with PB for breakfast this morning. I woke up craving peanut butter and it happens a few times a week. These blondies would be very welcomed any time…love the saltiness and PB things with chunks of actual peanuts in it. Yum!

  8. Goodness gracious. They look mighty good. Think one could pass as my lunch. That’s not planned yet. Maybe you have some leftovers you’d like to share. πŸ™‚
    Happy Friday Joanne!

  9. Bahaha salty nuts. This is why I like you.

  10. I’m giggling in the corner and yes I would like some of your salty nuts!

  11. Deena kakaya says:

    Your salted nuts are gorgeous Joanne πŸ˜‰ x

  12. danielle says:

    your posts always make me laugh – happy friday!

  13. Julia says:

    I always act my shoe size, so I’ll play along.

    Salty nuts.

    God that felt so good πŸ˜‰ Have a great weekend!

  14. Lol! You crack me up. I was writing up a blog post the other day about some cookies that are shaped into ball forms. I must have re-written a paragraph 10 times because it sounded inappropriate.
    Oh and I love these sweet and salty blondies! Yummmmmmm. πŸ™‚

  15. LOL! I fully appreciate your teenage boy humor!! And these blondes, bring it on!

  16. Cassie says:

    I love a blondie of any kind but one with salted peanuts? I’m totally and completely head-over-heels.

  17. Meg says:

    These look fan-freakin’-tastic. I tried to fight it, but I’m fairly sure my favorite desserts all involve peanut butter . . . especially cookies. Delicious, chewy cookies. And you really can’t beat the sweet-and-salty combo. Whew!

  18. Karly says:

    Salty nuts are the best! (That’s what she said?)

  19. Bring on the salty nuts! (If I had a dollar…just kidding!) These look fantastic Joanne!

  20. Shashi says:

    So, I am gonna give you a little insight into my psyche..Girl, it’s taking all my life efforts not to climb through the screen and DEVOUR these! Absolutely fantastic!

  21. Pam says:

    You make me smile… and so do these blondies! Love salty/sweet treats and these bad boys look perfect!

  22. Hahahaha … I admit, I had a little giggle, too.
    I like the idea of packing blondies with peanuts, Joanne. We see a lot of baked things with peanut butter in, but not so much with just neat peanuts. I like it, especially with the chocolate, salt and brown sugar … perfect mix!

  23. Salty Nuts! {snickers} And yeah, yummmm…I want these salty nuts in my mouth! {snickers again}

  24. Kelly says:

    I think I could eat a whole pan of these. They look delicious!!

  25. Brooke says:

    Life is way too short to not act your shoe age! I had a similar snicker with a recent cookie post when I was trying to work my way around “gently press down” and “balls” ha! These look super delicious!!

  26. cheri says:

    I adore sweet and salty, really like the fact that you are using real peanuts, love that texture. Think I’m going to have to make these.

  27. Eileen says:

    That’s not being a teenage boy, it’s being human! Some things are just inherently funny. Besides, if we get these blondies out of the deal, you aren’t going to hear any complaining from me. πŸ™‚

  28. Sweet-salty perfection. I’m totally in….for the whole dang pan!!

  29. LOVE this is such a wonderful bunch of flavors, seriously OMG and what if you added brown butter??

  30. Chocolate and peanuts…these blondies must be divine, Joanne.

  31. Pam says:

    Yeah, a little giggle here too! Your brownies are to die for, it’s all about the salted nuts!!!

  32. Ok, I went there too. Had to. This is serious flavor love you have going on here. Pinning.

  33. Erika says:

    Age not shoe size…I died. These blondies sound so awesome that I’m sure they wouldn’t mind a little teenage boy humor πŸ˜‰ You’re AMAZING.

  34. Danguole says:

    I take every opportunity I have to say “deez nuts” so… I’m not judging. These look like the stuff my sweet/salty dreams are made of!

  35. Kate says:

    I am so into cookies with nuts as of late.

  36. lol, I can’t help but giggle over salty nuts either! Love these bars!

  37. sippitysup says:

    I’ll let the salty nuts comment go by and just say how much I’ve come to appreciate the blondie. She’s more than just a pretty name. GREG

  38. Abby says:

    you crack me up! I am definitely making these for my guy, he’s obsessed with…err….nuts (haha!) perfect way to surprise him!

  39. OMG!! Your killing me with these! I am sooooooooo bookmarking this and making these on Sunday! Beautiful recipe!!

  40. Serena says:

    Giggling…too! With anticipation of making! Very appropriate that you placed them on be-jeweled linens. They deserve that spot….until they are gone, at least.

  41. Salty nuts — BAHAHAHAHA (I am right there with you, mind in gutter).

    But seriously. I want these.

  42. Haven’t made blondies in a while, but I love your version. Salty and sweet combo? Amazing!

  43. I think you’ve got a few of us giggling in corners now πŸ™‚ But, I also think we’ll all come out and behave if we get to eat these. Yum!

  44. It’s strange, I love peanut butter but just cannot eat peanuts πŸ™‚

  45. Hotly Spiced says:

    My mother used to say that to me all the time – ‘Act your age and not your shoe size’. What gorgeous looking blondies and I love the salted nuts on the top xx

  46. Barbara says:

    Snort. I’ve NEVER acted my age.
    Love the salt with sweet, Joanne!
    Kind of crazy about your pb&j macarons too!

  47. Now you got me craving Blondies at I know I can’t go the rest of the day without making these, They look AMAZING. I love how crunchy the edges look!

  48. I don’t think anyone can resist sweet and salty – these look irresistible Joanne!

  49. Shannon says:

    mmm, salty nuts πŸ™‚ i’d be all over them!

  50. Salted Peanut Blondies….Yes, Please!! These look delicious, salty nuts and all. Haha

  51. I am totally giggling right now like a little school girl… ahaha these blondies look incredibly delicious!

  52. Your blondies are simply perfect πŸ˜€

    Choc Chip Uru

  53. Katie says:

    these sound so good *snigger*

  54. Veronica says:

    LOL, you are too much. These sound divine!

  55. heheheeeee

    silly 13 year old boy puns or no-I am loooooving these blondies!!! The sweet & salty combo is the BEST and I know biting into one of these blondies would be like heaven!

  56. Hehehe, you totally just made me giggle!! And also, drool because these look SO good. Sweet and salty is just the best!!

  57. You know, I don’t nearly make enough blondies! Especially with salty nuts on top ( will make everyone immature, I swear!!)

  58. These look incredible! Big fan of the salty-sweet combo πŸ™‚

  59. I love this idea. I’ve added salted peanuts on top of brownies before, they were amazing, and I think this may be even better! I love vanilla paste too.

  60. cquek says:

    This really looks lovely and its nice to see it presented

  61. Lynn says:

    These look delicious! My family has a similar recipe that we call “congo squares” – they have pecans instead of peanuts and always chocolate chips. I like the twist of this one.

  62. I LOVE blondies and LOVE peanuts! Perfect combo! Pinned πŸ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  63. Sweet & salty is a combination that I love and these blondies look so delicious! Pinned πŸ™‚

  64. Cailee says:

    Oh wow!! These look insanely delicious!! I love salt in my desserts!! Something about that salty-sweet combo is just so delicious! YUM πŸ™‚

  65. lol i don’t blame you πŸ˜‰ and man i’d love some salty nuts right now!

  66. Last week I posted a helpful suggestion on “squeezing the tip” of a banana as a different means to opening it. Every time someone commented, I couldn’t help but think “That’s what she said” in my head. I’m 15 years old, right there with ya!

  67. Salty and sweet and my new best friends, these sound fantastic!

  68. If it makes you feel better, my mom is a teenage boy too (Science! ha. no.). I can’t say ball(s), nuts, huevos, or jewels without her erupting into laughter, no matter what the context. And I think it might be genetic, because the older I get the more I can’t stop from laughing either πŸ˜‰ Guess I’ll have to make a batch of these so the salty nut gods (*giggle*) will forgive me. Shucks.

  69. I’m like a 3 year old most of the time so I can forgive you… but you’d better send me some of these blondies anyway… just to be safe that I actually forgive you…. yes.

  70. Reeni says:

    I’m giggling in the corner too! If I had these in my possession it would be in between bites! Sweet and salty-nut dreamy.

  71. Just by looking at your pictures I know that I would love these!!

  72. grace says:

    i’ll admit that i don’t love peanuts by the handful, but they’re pretty great in something like this. these look perfectly chewy!

  73. There’s a little teenage boy in all of us (the interesting ones, at least)…

  74. Johanna GGG says:

    I regret to say that I am too adult to be giggling at these – actually make that too busy swooning to giggle πŸ™‚

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