Intern Blondies (But Not From a Blond Intern)

One of my recent interns Angela surprised me on her last day with some amazing vegan treats.  Even more amazing and sweet considering she had never made anything vegan before.  And I have to say, I think she hit it out of the park, so I wanted to share the recipe she used for her peanut butter blondies (adapted from Fake Ginger adapted from Better Home & Gardens).


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (a little less)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 small applesauce cup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups of  mixed vegan chocolate chips & toffee
  • 1-2 crushed graham crackers


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 9 x 13 inch pan with parchment paper or use spray oil.
  2. Mix the oil and brown sugar. Mix in peanut butter, applesauce, and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to wet mixture, stirring until it is just combined. Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle chocolate chunks/toffee over top (photo above is a version without toffee).
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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7 Responses to “Intern Blondies (But Not From a Blond Intern)”
  1. Juliana says:

    OMG looks sooooo goood !!!

  2. katy says:

    these look amazing! and i think even i could make them, which is saying a lot.

  3. Veggywood says:

    haha, i bet you could!! not hard at all!

  4. Tracy says:

    What do you do with the gram cracker?

  5. Veggywood says:

    you crush it and sprinkle on top for a little texture…

  6. Kat says:

    My kids are gonna love these!!
    BTW~I wanted to tell you that I had quite an argument this afternoon with my 2-year-old son. He saw the featured blond chihuahua on the home page of your site and was CONVINCED it was a baby pig. The best part was when he finally started to believe me – he made a funny face and said, “It’s a PUPPY?!” all high-pitched and everything. lol! :)

  7. Veggywood says:

    haha that is so cute! :)

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