You can enjoy them without the frosting but it really takes them to the next level for a special treat! For the blondies you’ll need dates, almonds, peanut butter and maple syrup and for the frosting, you’ll need maple syrup, dates, coconut oil … And such great tips for packing up baked goods. But that won’t stop me. Awesome. I used almond butter as that is what I had on hand  but didn’t add the frosting. Tag @runningonrealfood on Instagram and hashtag it #runningonrealfood. For the blondies you’ll need dates, almonds, peanut butter and maple syrup and for the frosting, you’ll need maple syrup,  dates, coconut oil and peanut butter. The frosting looks delicious. Remove from the burner and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then add the peanut butter. It’s why even though these peanut butter blondies can be made with a peanut butter frosting, I opted to leave that off for these care packages and simply sprinkle them with Reese’s Pieces before baking instead. The M & M’s remind me of Fall and Halloween. Add in a few fun extras – a small fall-scented candle, a cute paperweight, and some freshly sharpened pencils (always reminds me of the most perfect and romantic quote from any movie ever – “I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your address.” – Joe Fox, “You’ve Got Mail”) – along with handmade cards and art from the girls and I felt pretty good about the care packages we put together. And those peanut butter blondies look so decadent, yes, even without chocolate! Seriously, who knew it was so easy to make basically anything gluten-free?! The peanut flavor in this bar cookie is perfect thanks to the cookie and frosting combination. The blondies themselves are very simple and similar to many of the no-bake recipes on the blog. Line a square baking dish with a parchment paper sling. Yes, I would keep them refrigerated in an airtight container. And of course, what’s a care package without some yummy baked goodies added to it? Shipping baked goods can be a challenge. I hope you do!! Chocolate and cookies included. I’d certainly love to have a nice square of peanut butter blondie with my coffee. Thanks for commenting! Hope you like them! What a lovely story and great tips on packing baked goods! These sound so amazing! Your email address will not be published. But first…. But  the bars are super as they are without the frosting.i have tried other bars from other websites, and these are by far the best. I mean, who doesn’t love receiving fun mail every now and then?! I cannot wait to try . Oh, those look so inviting and delicious. If you are packing multiple baked goods, like chocolate chip cookies and brownies, wrap them up individually. I enjoy exploring the world through food, culture, and travel and sharing the adventure with mostly from-scratch, family friendly recipes that I think of as modern comfort cooking. My primary love language is service and baking for my family and friends is one of the ways I show that I love them! Anything with peanut butter always makes me happy! Thank you Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post. These just so happen to be Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blondies even, thanks to Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour! My kiddo would absolutely LOVE it if I made these – or better yet, if we made them together! Nice lesson on packing baked good too. Pack baked goods in airtight containers or bags to keep them tasting fresh. That being said, I’m not saying I haven’t eaten these as a pre-workout snack on various occasions. Girls went absolutely crazy over the frosted ones. As long as you create 16 servings, the nutritional info should stay the same, the bars will just be a bit thinner if they’re larger. Thanks for sharing your great recipe Amy! Consider buying disposable baking pans to bake the treats in and ship them in those. Be sure to nestle everything securely by filling in any extra space with something like tissue paper to make sure they can’t move or shift around when the package inevitably gets shaken. Hi! These look AMAZING! And what a sweet thing to do for the girls’ birthmothers. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. If you have a well-stocked vegan pantry, you should be good to go. Thanks for the feedback. You’ll need the coconut oil to firm the frosting so don’t skip that. You’ll need 4 simple ingredients to make these blondies. Prepare the frosting by beating the peanut butter and butter together until smooth and creamy. I’ve mentioned on here before that our family was built through adoption, and we have open relationships with both of our daughters’ birthmothers, who are so special to us. Here you'll find simple, delicious and healthy, plant-based recipes and everything you need to eat, live and thrive. Do not overbake. Don’t ever pack them in the same container! I can’t wait to try these! I’ll have to measure it when I get home as I’m out of town. If you leave them unfrosted, these are baked goods that ship well and are perfect to include in a care package for someone special! It’s not really a traditional frosting but it is the perfect balance of firm and melt-in-your mouth that you want for layering on desserts. So easy with pantry staples…too easy actually. How would you recommend storing these if they cannot be eaten that day? Use wax paper between layers to prevent sticking, especially if packing things like brownies or bars in a container rather than wrapping them up separately. I just tasted the bars and my family is going nuts , they’re so good!!! These blondies are one of the best peanut butter desserts I have had in a long time and the girls went absolutely crazy over the frosted ones. There's peanut butter in the cake, in the frosting, and peanut butter cups in the cake. I love sending care packages with baked goods! Lol – yeah, these definitely aren’t doing my hips any favors! I couldn’t decide whether I preferred them frosted or unfrosted. I cut them into 12 becuase the size worked better for me as a meal replacement/breakfast. Without the frosting, each bar is 216 calories with 6 grams of protein, 12 grams of fat and 22 grams of carbohydrates. You could definitely skip the frosting and just use the blondie recipe to make energy bars or balls, however when you layer them with the peanut butter frosting, we’re definitely talking more of a dessert situation. Super delicious, moist and easy-to-make, this vegan Banana Blondies recipe comes with a Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting that will tempt your tastebuds. Whisk in the peanut butter, then add the eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla. Here’s what we got: I’m a teensy bit obsessed with this frosting. I love Bob’s Red Mill products! Thanks! oooh, good idea!! Priority mail typically takes only 2-3 days if mailed in the U.S., which is usually going to be okay for most of the baked goods that ship well anyway. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. ★☆ I'm not a huge peanut butter cookie fan however I think these are delicious. But sometimes, and definitely not frequently enough, I just want to do something a little extra. Place in the freezer while you make the frosting. Provide extra cushioning around the container you are shipping the baked goods in. I found this recipe in the October 09' Family Circle. I just pinned it so I don’t forget. I’ve got a nephew who is expecting a baby that would be happy to receive a gift of these goodies! Create a care package for a loved one today and don’t forget to include some baked goods made with Bob’s Red Mill products! Everything looked great…until I saw the nutrition facts, lol! Peanut Butter Blondies & How to Ship Baked Goods, psychologists have found that baking for others makes the baker feel as good as the recipients, Big, Soft Baked Peanut Butter M&M Cookies. I have one major criticism about your recipes. It sounds amazing on rice cakes. It’s such a toss-up! Is it weird to talk about something with no chocolate in it in terms of having a fudgy center? Whenever we mail cookies or snacks we do use plenty of bubble wrap. The girls had fun helping too! The last ingredient trick to keeping these peanut butter blondies on the fudgy side is to actually leave out any leavening agent like baking powder, which helps keep these wonderful bars on the dense, chewier side. Learn how your comment data is processed. Can you please include pan sizes in your recipes. When I heard that Bob’s Red Mill wanted to sponsor a post about creating a care package for someone special with delicious baked goods added to it, I immediately thought of my girls’ birthmothers. My daughter lives and works in Hanoi but sadly I don’t think baked goods would make it through customs. ★☆