Makes 12-16 pieces
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick)
1 1/4 cups (packed) golden brown sugar (I used dark brown)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup salted roasted peanuts, divided
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 8x8x2-inch baking pan*.
Whisk flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl to blend. Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan over low heat.
Remove from the heat; add sugar, and whisk until smooth**. Cool mixture 2 minutes; whisk in eggs and vanilla. Using a flexible spatula, stir in flour mixture, then half of the peanuts and half of the chocolate chips. Spread the batter in the prepared pan; sprinkle with remaining peanuts and chocolate chips.
Bake blondies until golden, and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean and edges just begin to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a rack.
Cut blondies into 12-16 squares. Serve.
*The recipe calls for a metal pan, I used a glass pan with great results.
**The mixture will take a while to come together, just keep whisking until the butter and sugar are well combined.