Peanut butter is the next best thing to salted caramel in a traybake or blondies. And mix that with white chocolate and you have a delicious combination!
My mission is now to combine peanut butter, caramel and chocolate – white or milk – in a traybake.
I found this recipe on Rachel Allen’s television show Rachel Allen Bake!: http://www.lifestylefood.com.au/tv/rachel-allen-bake/
125g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g butter, softened
50g crunchy peanut butter
175g soft light brown sugar
1 free range egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
75g white chocolate, chopped
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. Grease a square or rectangular tin and line the base with baking paper.
In an electric mixer, cream the butter and peanut butter together until very soft. Add the sugar, egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined. Add the flour and baking powder and mix to form a dough. Carefully stir in the chopped chocolate.
Place the dough in the prepared tin, smoothing the top, and bake in the oven for 20–25 minutes or until golden brown and almost firm in the centre. Be careful not to overbake – the centre should be not quite cooked.